New feminism trend in the US
Posted On 03 Feb 2014
Equal opportunities, the possibility of a woman taking a job previously reserved for men, is already fulfilled and with this a call is waken to renew the feminism: the success of that minority should not bury the movement when American women continue earning 77 cents for every dollar men are earning.
According to Kate Farrar, Director of the leadership programs of the American Association of University Women, the entry into the working world puts millions of youth in contact with discrimination.”The women feel that they must learn to reconcile the female image with the ambition or ability to work.”
Abigail Rine, however considers that the use of the term “feminism” should stop. Every time I have more conversations about feminist ideas in which I never use the term feminism” she reflects to The Atlantic.
On the other hand, ELLE magazine met with strong criticism last October by inviting several advertising agencies to help “reinvent a term that many feel that it has been crushed by complications and negativity”. For some, it was ironic that a magazine that advocate impossible standards of beauty for millions of women get to reinvent a movement for equality. For others there is no cause that can move forward if it is disguised to stop looking like a threat.
The number of women who are the head of their homes is increasing. 40% of households with children under 18 years are maintained by women who provide major revenues, or the only ones, for the whole family, according to a research from the Pew Center.
President Obama acknowledged last December that “inequality is the greatest challenge of this century”. Inequality which particularly affects women. More than two-thirds of U.S. workers who are paid the minimum wage are women, according to the National Women’s Law Center.
For the singer Beyonce, “men must ask for their wives, their daughters, their mothers and their sisters to earn more, according to their qualifications, not their gender”.