The idea in the article corrects one of my old ideas. I use to believe that feminist is a great word. It only means those people with extreme ideas and who organize protesting campaigns. But from the perspective of the writer, it is absolutely wrong. Feminism means activities or ideas that pay more attention to women due to women’s weaker position in modern society.
The writer quotes many famous women writers’ words to convince us, which is a good way, that women who are fighting for liberation dare not to admit that they are feminists. I understand these women. It is the social pressure that makes them intimidated. Even those well-educated women, who were pioneers in feminist movements, didn’t agree to use feminism. Therefore we can get the rough idea of how common women in the society see feminism and feminists. Moreover even we women subscribe to social pressure, what about men? No wonder the writer says that “in Germany feminism is openly socialistic”.
However, I myself don’t quite like the way the writer clarifies her idea. It seems that she is fond of using kind of sarcastic way of expressing. The writer is in deep worry about feminism’s dying. But that is what I disagree with. Yes, women are still under visible or invisible oppression, physically or mentally. But it doesn’t mean people are not trying. We shouldn’t turn a deaf ear to those great movements and fighters just because they don’t achieve expected success.
To sum up, this article does inspire me a lot. We are supposed to acknowledge that we are feminists and that women’s right should be protected.