Feminist. Like many words, it has become so highly politicized that barely anyone hears the word feminist and thinks of how far we’ve come in our fight for equality.
What began as a laudable movement, fighting against gross injustices done to women in both the domestic and economic spheres, has changed over time because now, women can be CEOs and politicians if we want to (although we mostly don’t want to).
Americans could be sad for women because they don’t want to be CEO, but why be sad when we could be happy for women because they are getting more of what they want? Wanting to be CEO is not an inherent good. Many women consciously make the choice to have less stress and pressure at work in exchange for a more fulfilling personal life, and that’s what equality is really about. Equality for women doesn’t mean that men and women should want the same things or be the same people, it means that no one should be be held back just because of their gender. Women should have the choice.
Perhaps it is a small group of attention-seeking people, acting under the guise of feminism, who want to manipulate and control the rest of us. This small group does not want equal opportunities for men and women as the rest of us do. The seek only to create discord and conflict among the sexes.