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Matthieu Miossec

Doctoral Student - Genetic Medecine (Congenital Heart Disease),

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Our modern societies still need feminism

It is undeniable that the great feminist movements of the 20th century have come and gone and have left in their wake an impressive shift towards gender equality. But has it been enough? Are we really there yet or does the 21st century need to see more feminist movements in order to see gender equality become a tried and true facet of our societies.

Let's hear some arguments for or against the current proposition "Our modern societies still need feminism". Let's also hear arguments for what would and what wouldn't be appropriate for a 21st century feminism.

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Whether we agree that our modern societies still need feminism or not, it is clear that the issue is still a hot topic. I greatly encourage everyone to read some of the exchanges of this debate, particularly those which include Andrea Grazzini Walstrom's insight.

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    Jul 31 2011: Well the rape, sexual harassment laws etc are extremely in favour of women, and its a know fact. There are non bailable crimes.
    There is rampant mis use of these laws by women in so many ways. Giving you a balanced perspective not a skewed one. I know the rapes still happen and women are harassed and oppressed, but the laws are no where near fair.

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