Fear of Feminism by Lisa Maria Hogeland
Reading Fear of Feminism was very interesting to me since I really wasn't to sure of what a feminist or feminism was. Hogeland makes some very good points as to why woman are the way they are today towards feminism and having this type of fear towards it. She states how, "young women today have been profoundly affected by the demonstration of feminism during the 12 years of Reagan and Bush- the time they formed their understanding of political possibility and public life. and how "The economic situation for college students worsened over those 12 years as well, with less student aid available, so that young women may experience their situation as extremely precarious-too precarious to risk feminism". This essay also mentions, "Fear of feminism, is not a fear of gender, but rather a fear of politics". I agree with this quote because a lot of what we believe in and stand for is based on politics and statements made from people who we rely on for advice, such as our parents. I can say that when I was a kid I grew up hearing from my parents not to let any man hurt me and that's why today I try to help any one that I can get out of bad situations before they get hurt, such as with one of my good friends who was in an abusive relationship.