By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer|
I introduced a survey of five questions to the campus, of which 38 females and 21 males participated.
Do you think women should be paid the same amount as men for the same job?
38 females answered yes. 20 males answered yes, 1 male answered no.
Do you think women should have the same rights as a man under the law?
38 females answered yes, 21 males answered yes.
Do you know what feminism is?
36 females answered yes, 2 females answered no. 18 males answered yes, 3 males answered no.
From the 59 students surveyed, we can determine that 97 percent of the female campus are feminists.
However, 47 percent are not completely clear on the definition of feminism, despite all 38 female surveyors marking that they are.
This may be due to the negative connotations muddling the actual definition. Some people equate feminism to “man-hating,” or think of the extremists rallies of the 60s.
Interestingly, a collective of 57 percent of males are feminist. We simply run into the same issue of misunderstanding; many males believe they cannot be feminists because the word itself is literally feminine.