“Equality has been achieved! Why do we even need feminism?”
This is the number one myth about gender equality. Yes, we are equal — on paper. Most people agree that we should have the same rights, but do we? Who is scared to walk alone in the streets at night? Who is shamed when having a promiscuous sexual behavior, and who is praised for it? Who have more chances to get raped, or abused, or hit by their partner? Who is on the bottom of the pay gap, who is on top? How many female inventors, or scientists, or writers did you hear about in your History class? Who spends more time doing home chores in the families you know? You can look at facts, of course (1/3 of the women in the world experience physical or sexual violence, 38% of all the murdered women are killed by their partners), but you can also look around you. Despite having walked a long way, equality is still far from being achieved.