Feminism Vs. Humanism? What Do You Think?


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By, Joyce Man

Girl Power. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about “girl power”? Beyoncé? The Taylor Swift Squad?

The term “girl power” is an important part of our pop culture, just think of the many songs about girl empowerment. But what is girl power really about? According to Wikipedia, “girl power” is used as a term of female empowerment, independence, and self-sureness.

A lot of people, mostly female believe in “girl power’” even though it suggests that females have superior rights to males. Is that really fair? To me, this kinda suggests that girls are better than guys. Is that really true though? Yes, there are a lot of powerful women in the world. But there are also a lot of powerful men making their mark in the world today, so men are just as powerful as women.

Idolizing celebrities are a pretty common thing teenagers do these days, and there are celebrities who put out content about female empowerment and self-confidence, which is great. But there are celebrities who also put out content who bring down other women or just criticizes and shade other people, not just women but also men. I’m not just talking about one person here, but just in general.

In my opinion, “girl power” is about females sticking together and standing up for others, also self-empowerment and self-confidence. I think that men and women are the same, everyone is equal. There’s no such thing as she is better than him, or she deserves more than him, just because they are women. Men and Women should not be judged based on their gender because that is something that they can’t change, but they should be appreciated for what they could do or contribute to the world. I do believe in both feminism/girl power and gender equality, women should not be treated differently than men because we’re all human beings, so what’s the difference?

1 Comment
  1. feminism is equality. the only reason it is called feminism is because the feminine (in both genders) is what is the one not on equal footing. hence ‘girl power’ is, yes, about raising the feminine but only to equal level with the masculine and not beyond that <3

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