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The definition of feminism provided by Encarta World English Dictionary is:

  1. belief in women’s rights: belief in the need to secure rights and opportunities for women equal to those of men, or a commitment to securing these
  2. movement for women’s rights: the movement committed to securing and defending rights and opportunities for women that are equal to those of men
In this day and age, feminism has escalated to the point where women are to be considered to be superior to men, a form of sexism. Am I an extremist? No. At least, I don’t think so. However, I do believe that the male members of society deserve to be critiqued now and then.
 
In my opinion, men are the main cause for the downfalls of humanity in general. They were leaders, kings, presidents, and they fought wars, raped, murdered and stole. They still are, and still do. I am not saying that all men are at fault, nor am I saying that some women are not. It is, however, a male-oriented view of the world that prompts certain decisions to be made, and certain disasters to arrise. This lies solely in the fact that males and females think differently, most especially at adulthood when their behaviour spirals off in two different directions.
 
It is common knowledge that the majority of people, regardless of ethnicity, convicted of felonies are male. They predominate male society. Is it safe to say, therefore, that men are more easily corrupted? The Bible story of Adam and Eve shows how Eve had to be persuaded to eat the forbidden fruit, and it only took bringing it to Adam’s attention for him to partake in the feast. Why, then, are men the head of society? Are they more capable of leading, or is it that men often have the personality and drive needed for such vocations, and strong rational women must guide them from the woodwork?
 
I am often heard saying that men are inferior members of the human race. I am mostly joking when I say this. The elevated, expected role of men in society will probably never change. Throughout the ages, the worst of human nature has been depicted in males, from Judas Iscariot to Louis XIV to Adolf Hitler. I cannot deny, however much I may want to, that men have contributed positively to life as it is. Men such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Muhammed Ali, and so many others.
 
I must add, though, that because women have been placed in such submissive roles for centuries past – and still in some societies today – they have not exactly had the same opportunites to display the male-oriented views that so many men upheld. In modern times, men are admired for their strength, women for their beauty. Is this fair, or is this another example of the male domination and prejudice so evident in this world?
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