Why does feminism have a negative connotation?
A vast majority of the people who get asked about feminism will associate it directly to campaigns like the SlutWalk and Free the Nipple. Others associate it to FEMEN, a group of topless female activists founded in Ukraine. The goal of these campaigns and activists is to stop the over-sexualization of women’s bodies and the spread of rape. While their intentions are more than okay, I can’t help but think that the way they are addressing the issue is out of place.
These movements use bare breasts as their main tactic to get the message across….
They are trying to stop the over-sexualization of the female body by utilizing nudity which, for me, lowers the dignity of a woman and it becomes counterproductive. It is scientifically proven that a man’s brain immediately considers a woman less intellectually capable when he sees her half-naked. This is a rather big issue considering that these women are trying to get respect from men by being topless.
A woman has the capability to get her point across without having to utilize her body as means for attention.
The real issues feminism is trying to solve (talked about in my last post) are being overshadowed by topless women who are taking over the true meaning of feminism. Something needs to be done to change that common response of “Me? A feminist? Pff no, no!” to a “HECK YES!” when women (and even men) are asked whether they support the movement or not.
More on how the male brain works when seeing a half-naked woman→ http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/19/women.bikinis.objects/