For my English 30 IB class, I have to read a book called A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. This book is written in the format of an essay, that is meant to be a speech as well. I had no idea before we started reading this book that the reactions would be so mixed with regards to the ideas presented in this text. Even within my class alone, there are the ardent feminists, and there are those who say that feminists are responsible for the notions that create hatred towards men in our society. So I was wondering, what do you, my readers, think about this topic? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Pros for Feminism:

  • Seeks gender equality
  • Oppose domestic violence, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse
  • Have advocated for equal pay for women
  • Suffrage for women
  • Reproductive rights (access to contraceptives and abortion)

Cons for Feminism

  • Even though it advocates gender equality, it keeps the sexes apart
  • Women try to do what is, genetically speaking, physically challenging, sometimes almost impossible
  • In trying to appease feminists, women are chosen over equally qualified men in order to prove that a team is not sexist
  • While trying to gain equality for women, feminism leads to increased discrimination against men

If you have any ideas, or thoughts about this topic that you would like to share, do not hesitate to comment below.