In? do not obtain some power when it comes

?conclusion,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?still? ?relevant? ?in?
?the? ?twenty first century? ?because? ?of gender based division? ?of?
?responsibilities,? ?sex? ?stereotyping,? ?and? ?rape? ?culture.? ?Gender
inequality? ?will stay? ?applicable? ?until? ?the? ?point? ?when? ?men?
?perceive? ?that? ?sex? ?disparity? ?is? ?an? ?issue? ?and? ?stand? ?up? ?as
opposed? ?to? ?staying? ?blind? ?and? ?believing? ?that? ?it? ?does? ?not?
?exist.? ?Both? ?genders? ?need? ?to? ?speak? ?out? ?and? ?tell? ?society? ?to?
?stop? ?gender? ?inequality.? ?We should? ?also? ?end? ?gender? ?inequality?
?by? ?training? ?our? ?children? ?with? ?different? ?mentalities? ?that? ?will
better? ?their? ?lives not ones that will subject them to the same circle of
inequalities our parents and grandparents went through or are still going

?people? ?might? ?argue? ?that? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?not?
?relevant? ?because women? ?have? ?some? ?power? ?and? ?equal? ?rights? ?as?
?men.? ?According? ?to? ?Adichie? ?some? ?people? ?will? ?state that? ?women?
?have? ?some? ?power? ?because? ?they? ?utilize? ?their? ?sexuality? ?to? ?get?
?things? ?from? ?men (Adichie? ?44).? ?Saying? ?that? ?women? ?have? ?some?
?power? ?is? ?not? ?always? ?true.? ?For? ?example,? ?a? ?girl? ?cannot really?
?say? ?no? ?to? ?sex? ?because?? ?rape? ?will? ?occur.? ?Even? ?though? ?the? ?woman?
?will? ?specify? ?that she? ?is? ?not? ?interested? ?in? ?sexual? ?intercourse?
?but? ?then? ?it? ?ends? ?up? ?happening? ?by? ?force.? ?? ?Or? ?if? ?a? ?woman
becomes? ?a? ?prostitute,? ?she? ?does not really? ?have? ?a? ?say? ?because?
?men? ?have? ?the? ?money? ?to? ?control? ?her. Which shows that the women
really do not obtain some power when it comes to utilizing their sexuality.  Society? ?needs? ?to? ?wake? ?up? ?and?
?realize? ?that? ?it’s? ?not? ?a? ?simple?”no”? ?that? ?stops? ?a? ?man? ?from?
?getting? ?what he? ?wants.?? Most? ?men? ?do? ?not? ?go? ?through? ?gender?
?inequality;? ?they? ?do? ?not? ?realize that? ?it? ?still exists.? ?According?
?to? ?Adichie,? ?most? ?men? ?said? ?that? ?the? ?act? ?of? ?feminism? ?is?
?interesting? ?to? ?them because? ?they? ?do? ?not? ?see? ?gender? ?as? ?a?
?problem.? ?They? ?believe? ?that? ?things? ?might? ?have? ?been? ?bad? ?for
women? ?in? ?the? ?past? ?but? ?not? ?anymore? ?(Adichie? ?42).? ?Men? ?do?
?not? ?experience? ?gender? ?inequality because? ?they? ?are? ?in? ?the?
?higher? ?power? ?and? ?do? ?not? ?suffer? ?from? ?the? ?hands? ?of? ?the? ?oppressor.?
?The? ?only way? ?this? ?problem? ?will? ?be? ?resolved? ?is? ?for? ?men? ?to?
?recognize? ?that? ?gender? ?inequality? ?is? ?a? ?problem? ?and speak? ?out?
?instead? ?of? ?keeping? ?silent.

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?            Lastly,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?excuses’? ?society? ?create? ?for? ?sexual
violence? ?against? ?women? ?and? ?the? ?discriminative? ?clothing? ?women?
?are? ?subjected? ?to? ?wearing? ?during volleyball.? ?Rape?? ??is? ?one? ?of?
?the? ?cruelest? ?way? ?a? ?man? ?can? ?show? ?a? ?woman? ?his? ?authority?
?because? ?it? ?is not? ?an? ?exchange? ?of? ?affection? ?or? ?emotion.?
?Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?society? ?has? ?made? ?people? ?believe that,?
?assault? ?is? ?not? ?right? ?yet,?what? ?is? ?a? ?young? ?girl? ?doing?
?alone? ?with? ?a? ?young? ?man? ?(Adichie? ?33). How? ?would? ?the? ?young?
?lady? ?know? ?any? ?assault? ?was? ?going? ?to? ?take? ?place?? ?This? ?is?
?a? ?major? ?problem? ?in society? ?that? ?needs? ?to? ?be? ?changed? ?by?
?not? telling a young girl who they can and cannot be alone with, or ?calling?
?girl’s? ?inappropriate? ?names? ?because? ?of? ?a? ?certain way? ?they?
?dress? ?and? ?it? ?shows? ?that? ?rape? ?culture? ?truly? ?blames? ?the?
?victim? ?and? ?not? ?the? ?perpetrator.?? This? ?all? ?adds? ?to? ?women?
?insecurities? ?because? ?when? ?they? ?go? ?out? ?they? ?have? ?to? ?be
mindful? ?of? ?what? ?they? ?wear? ?before? ?they? ?attract? ?the? ?wrong?
?person.? ??The sports? ?industry? ?contradicts? ?society’s? ?views? ?on?
?what? ?women? ?should? ?wear? ?in? ?order? ?to? ?avoid? ?rape, because
Olympics? ?female? ?volleyball? ?players? ?are? ?required? ?to? ?wear what
seems like underwear.? ?For? ?example,? ?”female? ?volleyball players? ?were?
?obliged? ?to? ?wear? ?bikinis? ?with? ?the? ?lower? ?part? ?no? ?more? ?than?
?7? ?cm? ?from? ?top? ?to? ?bottom? ?at the? ?hip”? ?(BBC? ?News9? ?2).? ? The?
?sport? ?industry? ?has? ?place? ?audience? ?focus? ?on? ?the? ?physical
appearance? ?of? ?the? ?female’s? ?athletes? ?rather? ?than? ?their?
?performance.? ?This? ?is? ?a? ?problem? ?because sexual? ?exploitation? ?of?
?female? ?athletes’? ?bodies? ?judges? ?their? ?values? ?like? ?her? ?body?
?size? ?and attractiveness? ?instead? ?of? ?the? ?qualities? ?they? ?uphold?
?as? ?an? ?athlete.? ?The females sport industry have ?needs? ?to? ?rectify?
?this inequality? ?by? ?allowing? ?women?? ?to? ?freely? ?wear? ?whatever?
?they? ?please? ?as? ?long? ?as? ?it? ?makes? ?them? ?feel comfortable.? ? Also,?
?society? ?needs? ?to? ?stop objectifying? ?women’s? ?bodies? ?as? ?well? ?as?
?victimizing? ?them? ?in? ?terms? ?of? ?rape? ?culture.

??            Secondly,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?pressure? ?society? ?places? ?on women?
?about? ?beauty? ?standards? ?and? ?marriage? ?expectations.? ?Feminine?
?beauty? ?is? ?characterized through? ?fairy? ?tales? ?from? ?an? ?early?
?age.? ?Women? ?feel? ?pressured? ?to? ?follow? ?the? ?beauty? ?standards
society? ?have? ?set? ?for? ?them? ?in? ?order? ?to? ?attract? ?men.? ?For?
?example,? ?girls? ?are? ?taught? ?from? ?early? ?youth that? ?their? ?worth?
?will? ?be? ?proportional? ?with? ?their? ?allure.? ?They? ?feel? ?urged? ?to?
?seek? ?unique? ?notions? ?of beauty? ?not? ?understanding? ?that? ?such?
?urges? ?is? ?useless? ?(Mustafa? ?2).? ?Women? ?should? ?not? ?focus? ?so
much? ?on? ?their? ?appearance? ?for? ?a? ?man.? ?They? ?soon? ?forget? ?what?
?beauty? ?is? ?about? ?when? ?they? ?feel?that  ?they have? ?to? ?hold? ?a? ?certain?
?standard? ?in? ?order? ?to? ?attract? ?a? ?man.? ?It? ?is? ?not? ?these?
?girls’? ?fault? ?because? ?that’s how? ?they? ?were? ?raised.? ?It? ?is? ?the?
?person’s? ?inner? ?beauty? ?and? ?? ?personality? ?that? ?matter,? ?? ?not?
?their? ?looks. Society? ?needs? ?to? ?reframe? ?its? ?standards? ?and? ?stop?
?making? ?women? ?feel? ?inferior.? ?Society? ?have? ?made both? ?gender? ?to?
?believe? ?that? ?there? ?are? ?different? ?expectations? ?for? ?them.?
??Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?society thinks? ?that? ?women? ?are? ?supposed?
?to? ?get? ?married? ?at? ?a? ?certain? ?age? ?and? ?if? ?they? ?passed? ?that?
?age? ?it means? ?that? ?they? ?have? ?failed.? ?Men? ?are? ?not? ?held? ?to?
?that? ?standard.? ?For? ?men,? ?society? ?asserts? ?that? ?not marrying?
?simply? ?means? ?that? ?they? ?have? ?not? ?found the? ?right? ?partner
(Adichie? ?30).? ??It? ?is? ?wrong? ?for society? ?to? ?think? ?that? ?when?
?a? ?woman? ?does not marry? ?at? ?a? ?certain? ?age? ?they? ?failed? ?but?
?when? ?a? ?man does not? ?it’s? ?ok,? ?and? ?they? ?are? ?still? ?looking?
?for? ?the? ?right? ?one.? ?It? ?all? ?has? ?to? ?do? ?with? ?how? ?boys? ?and?
?girls were? ?raised.? ?For? ?example,? ?? ?if? ?a? ?man? ?lives? ?with? ?his?
?mother? ?until? ?he? ?is,? ?say,? ?25,? ?society? ?deems? ?it? ?as
acceptable,? ?but? ?criticize? ?women? ?for? ?living? ?with? ?their?
?families.? ?Society? ?needs? ?to? ?get? ?rid? ?of? ?these mentalities?
?because? ?such? ?double? ?standards? ?are? ?illogical? ?and? ?unfair.  

?            Feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories? ?are? ?still?
?relevant? ?because? ?of? ?the? ?expectations? ?and? ?gender based division?
?of responsibilities,? ?society? ?places? ?on? ?women? ?that? ?reinforce?
?gender inequality.? ?According? ?to? ?Adichie,? ??a husband? ?and? ?wife?
?had? ?the? ?same? ?job? ?but? ?whenever? ?they? ?are? ?home,? ?the? ?wife?
?does? ?all? ?the housework.? ?The? ?wife? ?usually? ?thanked? ?her? ?husband?
?whenever? ?he? ?changed? ?their? ?baby? ?(Adichie? ?37). By? ?showing?
?gender? ?roles,? ?Adichie? ?emphasizes? ?that? ?feminism? ?is? ?a? ?big?
?issue? ?in? ?society.? ??Society? ?has put? ?a? ?label? ?on? ?women? ?that?
?they? ?are? ?fit? ?to? ?do? ?housework.? ?This? ?is? ?unfair? ?because? ?if?
?a? ?woman, and? ?a? ?man? ?have? ?the? ?same? ?job,? ?work? ?the? ?same?
?number? ?of? ?hours? ?a? ?week,? ?whether? ?full-time? ?or part-time,?
?getting? ?the? ?housework? ?done? ?should? ?be? ?shared? ?equally? ?among?
?both? ?sexes.? ?Society? ?needs to? ?realize? ?just? ?because? ?some? ?women?
?are? ?housewives,? ?the? ?role? ?should? ?not? ?be? ?expected? ?from? ?all women,
and? ?it? ?should? ?? ?not? ?be? ?generalized? ?for? ?all? ?women? ?especially?
?when? ?they? ?work? ?just? ?as? ?much as? ?men? ?in? ?formal? ?jobs.?
??Adichie? ?states? ?that? ?? ?we? ?teach? ?girls? ?how? ?to? ?take? ?care?
?of? ?men’s? ?ego? ?by? ?telling girls? ?not? ?to? ?be? ?? ?ambitious? ?and?
?that? ?their? ?success? ?will? ?intimidate? ?men.? ?(Adichie? ?27).? ?This?
?is? ?a problem? ?because? ?we? ?have? ?made? ?our? ?young? ?girls? ?to?
?lower? ?their? ?standards? ?for? ?men,? ?so? ?they? ?can feel? ?superior?
?while? ?it? ?will? ?make? ?young? ?girls? ?feel? ?inferior.? ?We? ?should?
?raise? ?young? ?girls to? ?be? ?? ?confident? ?and? ?ambitious.? ?They?
?should? ?achieve? ?their? ?goals? ?and? ?not? ?care? ?about? ?hurting? ?men’s
pride.? ?Society? ?needs? ?to? ?understand? ?that? ?women? ?can? ?be? ?just?
?as,? ?or? ?even? ?more? ?successful? ?than men? ?and? ?that? ?should not be?
?an? ?issue? ?because? ?everyone? ?should? ?be? ?judged? ?based? ?on? ?merits,?
?not gender.

“When men are oppressed,
it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, its tradition” (Letty Cottin Pogrebin).
In? ?society,? ?feminism? ?is? ?a? ?difficult? ?problem? ?to? ?discuss?
?because? ?women? ?are? ?the? ?ones? ?being oppressed,? ?and? ?the? ?group?
?with? ?the? ?higher? ?power? ?chooses? ?not? ?to see? ?what? ?the? ?problem?
?is.?? ?Chimamanda Ngozi? ?Adichie’s?? ? ? ??”We? ?Should? ?All? ?be? ?Feminist,”?
?? ?Naheed? ?Mustafa’s? ?”My? ?Body? ?Is? ?My? ?Own Business”? ?and? ?”Body?
?and? ?Volleyball”? ?by? ?BBC? ?News? ?? ?give? ?their? ?readers? ?an?
?insight? ?on? ?the challenges? ?women? ?face? ?that? ?makes? ?the? ?idea? ?of?
?feminism? ?relevant.? ?As? ?a? ?society,? ?we? ?should? ?stop ignoring?
?gender? ?inequality? ?by? ?rectifying? ?it.? ?Despite? ?women? ?having? ?some?
?power? ?and? ?equal? ?rights? ?as men,? ?feminist? ?ideas? ?and? ?theories?
?are? ?still? ?relevant? ?in? ?the? ?twenty first century? ?because? ?of? ?
gender based division? ?of responsibilities,? ?sex? ?stereotyping,? ?and?
?rape? ?culture.