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The term feminism or often referred to as women's rights has its unique uses and definitions which are until now being contested. Some writers used to refer feminism as a historically feminist movement in the United States and in Europe that were solicitous about women's rights specifically in their right to vote while other writers might refer feminism as the belief that there are unfair treatments against women. Most people today, misunderstand feminism as man-hating, make women as the dominant gender and mainly focuses on women which are definitely wrong because the absolute goal of feminism is gender equality to create a society in which individuals' genders don't restrict them from an equitable shot at success and happiness.
Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms, other than that it also tackles abortion, prostitution, catcalling, unfair treatments to women in the workplace, house or schools etc.
According to Freedman (2001), a British-French sociologist and international relations scholar, feminism is a term that came into view after women started scrutinizing their inferior status and thus requesting for an improvement or upgrade in their social position. Feminism is grounded on the belief that women are oppressed or disadvantaged by comparison with men, and that their oppression is in some way illegitimate or unjustified. Given these definitions, I will try to relate feminism to the other concepts which are egoism, skepticism and evil.
The theory of one's self is, or should be, the motivation and the goal of one's own action is referred to as egoism.
According to Molesey (___) egoism has two variant, it is either descriptive or normative. Descriptive variant is considered a factual description of human affairs, where in people are motivated by their advantages and wants, and they cannot be described otherwise while the normative variants says that people should be so motivated, regardless of what presently motivates their behavior. The general theory of normative egoism asserts how people ought to behave. Although feminism and egoism are oxymoronic in nature, I found a small relationship between the two. In the issue of abortion, especially teenagers they decide to have abortion because of the fear of judgment by the people around them, by the society. But have they ever thought of the life of that unborn baby? No, because they only thought of their self-interest and their own benefit that they would be free from people's judgment if they do that. Another is those of the feminists, they have the freedom to fight for their rights and self-liberation, to stand on their own feet and separate as any man. The feminist in her truest potential becomes a secluded individual, a solitary egoist, all by herself but that does not make her selfish or petty that she only cares about oneself. Secluded individual meaning she is engaged with social crowds and friendships but maintains her own separation. She can advocate feminism or other "ism" for the sake of supporting the actualization of others, but the absolute core here is that she is the self and only the self.
The beauty of skepticism covers a wide range of topics. Skepticism is derived from the root word "sceptic" or "skeptic" which means an action of doubt pertaining to a specific subject or topic. Skepticism exists not just to oppose and doubt the subject, but to discover and investigate the fact and the best approximation of the truth about it. I have a lot to be skeptic about feminism but I will just cite the most intriguing questions for me. Growing up attending masses every Sunday I am always skeptic about why are there no female priests? My teachers would always answer "because it is a tradition". Other than that I am always skeptic about why did we let patriarchal society control us? Why did we settle on that mindset that men are superior and women are inferior? Imagine if people in the past did something about this then all genders will be treated equally and fairly. It was feminism that originally opened up my eyes and let me appreciate the essence of asking why, it is not enough to ask who, where, when and what but you have to always ask why especially to get the answers that really matter. But we must also remember that answers like "that's just how we do it", "just because", "because it is a tradition" etc. are not a good enough reasons.
There are a lot of arguments whether God exists or not because of the existence of evil. According to Sherry (2015) evil is understood to tackle both moral evil which is caused by free human actions and natural evil caused by phenomena such as disease, earthquakes and floods).According to Swinburne (1998), God is a being who is essentially eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, creator and sustainer of the Universe and is perfectly good. Omnipotent being meaning the one who can do anything logically possible, omniscient meaning he knows everything logically possible for him to know, be it in the past, present or future. A perfectly good being will never allow any morally bad state to occur. So if God exists why would He let unfairness exist? Why are there sufferings? Growing up as a Roman catholic who believes in God, I also sometimes question His existence but that doesn't mean I do not believe in Him. There is only one thing that I see evil in feminism which is in the issue of abortion, killing someone is a mortal sin and it is never right to kill someone especially if that person is innocent. Aside from that I do not see any evil in feminism anymore but on how the society treats women, women until now are still suffering from unequal treatment. Why would God let that happen? Is it because He is man Himself? One argument known as free will defense claims that evil is caused by human beings and not by God which I more likely to believe in. Maybe God let evil exist for us to appreciate the good one, for us to differentiate a good act to a bad act.
With the feminism, egoism, skepticism and evil being explained a correlation between the four is formulated. First, evil being connected to skepticism because of the doubt if God do exist. Second is the relationship of skepticism and egoism they are related because of the doubt if abortion is being egoistic or being evil. Lastly, egoism, skepticism and evil being related to feminism, women have their own freedom to stand on their own feet without being skeptic because it is for their own good.
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