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Controversial Comic Reveals What You’re Really Saying When You Support Gender Equality, But Not Feminism
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Controversial Comic Reveals What You’re Really Saying When You Support Gender Equality, But Not Feminism

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Gender equality is the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender. Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. As you can see from this funny cartoon by Nathan Yaffe from CollegeHumor however, even though the two terms share many similarities, some people have very different ideas about what they actually mean.

While feminism is fundamentally about gender equality, some folks think that true equality can only come about by oppressing and persecuting men in the same way that men have done to women throughout history. It makes for a funny cartoon, but in reality it’s important to remember that this is far from what gender equality actually means! Do you think the artist made his point? Let us know in the comments below. (h/t: collegehumor)

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Aaaa Bbbb
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This cartoon illustrates the danger in trying to encapsulate a philosophy in a catchy name. No one's beliefs are cookie-cutter enough to fit a label.

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Margie Lazou
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The comic has hit the nail on the head. Feminism is fighting for equal treatment and equal rights, not worsening the treatment towards men or going eye for an eye. It's for raising the standard for women, not lowering the standard for men.

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Linda Selto
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like the way these cartoons show the difference between true feminism which is about gender equality.....raising the standard for women not lowering the standard for men or getting back at them for the sins of their fathers.

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June Pixeld
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes people get more focused on terms than the concept itself.How are we ever going to really find the answers when we cannot agree on the language used to formulate the question..

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Aaaa Bbbb
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This cartoon illustrates the danger in trying to encapsulate a philosophy in a catchy name. No one's beliefs are cookie-cutter enough to fit a label.

octarin avatar
Margie Lazou
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The comic has hit the nail on the head. Feminism is fighting for equal treatment and equal rights, not worsening the treatment towards men or going eye for an eye. It's for raising the standard for women, not lowering the standard for men.

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Linda Selto
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like the way these cartoons show the difference between true feminism which is about gender equality.....raising the standard for women not lowering the standard for men or getting back at them for the sins of their fathers.

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June Pixeld
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes people get more focused on terms than the concept itself.How are we ever going to really find the answers when we cannot agree on the language used to formulate the question..

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