In the sense that Amy Schumer presents feminism, that being that it is about equal rights for men and women, I am definitely a feminist. However I believe that some aspects of modern day feminism seem to be less about equality and more about woman having more power over men as a sort of compensation for the previous times of struggle that they have had to endure.
I agree that their are very few equity feminists in the current climate instead the majority of people who call themselves feminists are not representative of the original feminist movement and do not recognise that things have changed a lot since 1866. They are therefore over zealous in campaigning to remove the very limited number of inequalities in the western world.
For Mike Pence, Limited number of inequalities in the western world? Are you sure? Up to 3 million women and girls across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, stalking, or other violence each year.The full time gender pay gap is 10%, and the average part-time pay gap is 34.5%Approximately 70% of people in national minimum wage jobs are women.54% of women working part-time have been found to be ‘employed below their potential’, which amounts to 2.8 million women.Women make up only 17% board directors of FTSE 100 companiesOnly 1 in 4 MPs is a woman and women from minority ethnic groups make up only 1.2% of MPs yet comprise 4% of the UK population.Women are outnumbered 5 to 1 by men in the cabinet only 16% of senior ministerial posts are held by women.The UK is ranked joint 58th in the world with regards to the number of women in national parliaments.Just 23% of reporters on national daily newspapers in the UK are women with only 1 female editor of a national dailyhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/oct/28/not-one-country-has-fully-closed-gender-gap-yet-report-showshttp://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/policy-research-categories/gender-norms/?gclid=CMmixZzIjs8CFRY6GwodVQgMLghttp://ukfeminista.org.uk/take-action/facts-and-statistics-on-gender-inequalityDelete
In reply to your pointsFirstly the number of rapes in the US has decreased by 64% over the last 20 years and according to the ministry of justice and the home office it is approximately half a million adults that are sexually assaulted each year in the UK.Secondly the wage gap and the differences between the number of men and women in certain professions can be explained by the fact that men and women chose different careers as statisticaly women are more likely to chose careers such as social work, counselling and nursing which just happen to be lower paid also women on averge work less hours and are more likely to leave work when they have children consequently as time spent at work directly correlates with pay this goes some way to explaining the wage gap. Also it would be preposterous to suggest that companies discriminate against women in pay as if they payed women less for the same work and the same hours then wouldn't a for profit company hire more women than men inorder to increase profit margins and this is not the case.
I'm a feminist and this relates on a very deep level. Feminism is often manipulated by the media.
I would say I am definitely a feminist and i'm sure many others would be, however many have a lack of education towards the subject and do not know what it means to be a feminist. Especially in South Africa with how little it is acknowledged it is time for change. Thus I commend someone as well known as Amy is speaking out about it, as it helps awareness towards the subject, I wish I was able to sooner.
I personally am a feminist too, but I think that 'comedians' input is useful but there are more relevant and higher authority people to portray the inequality that women face. I believe that the change should be started from the top to set the example for the rest of the citizens. My great Honorable Emperor Hirohito would approve of this!
I can agree with Amy Schumer here although, calling someone an 'insane person' is not quite the wording I would have used.However, I cannot understand why someone wouldn't want equality for both genders. How would it feel to know that your wife, daughter, sister or female friend was worse off then their male counterpart? The aurora around feminism now portrays it in a negative light, the stereotypical view of a feminist is that they want to gain an advantage over men which is simply not the case. Statistically shown, the gender pay gap does exist (it happens no matter what profession you choose to go into). Approximately 85,000 women are raped in the UK alone and that doesn't even include the many rapes which are not reported!!! Also, out of 650, only 191 women have seats in the House of Commons, which is just under 30%. It can be argued that this means that women are not fairly represented in Parliament which means that any anti-feminism arguments about women already having equal rights are inaccurate. How would you react knowing that it was one of your female relatives/friend was being discriminated against in the workplace or if they were one of the 1 in 5 women aged 16 - 59 has experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16? I believe in equality for both genders and I think that it is an embarrassment to the modern and advanced society we live in today that something as basic and easily achieved as gender equality is still such a major issue.
I agree with Amy Schumer's initial message and her portrayal of her views comes across very strongly as she deeply believes in the equality of men and women. As a feminist myself, I also find it hard to believe that in the 21st Century many people still do not know the true definition of the word and often perceive it as women attempting to overpower men, perhaps because of the slightly misleading title that some do not delve deeper to find the true meaning. However the meaning of feminism as instated by Oxford Dictionaries states that it is the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. In this way I believe that anyone who does not agree with powerful motion, that asks that women are treated equally and not undermined in the work space, at home or even in school, is disillusioned by the powerful sway of the media or perhaps even their own misjudged views. In saying this, I mean that the media is able to easily manipulate and distort the meaning of feminism and is able to persuade some of an alternative meaning