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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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Closing Statement from Matthieu Miossec

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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    Aug 1 2011: I think the women know about it. A section of women might fear using them. These crimes going unreported is a problem everywhere.

    Rampant misuse of law means, that women use these laws to harass people, put charges of sexual harassment, and by the time the person gets justice, he's already been harassed a lot.

    About foreigners, I wouldnt know, dont have enough knowledge on the topic. You being one, are in a better place to answer that. But i'd suppose an fir and reporting it to the news channels will bring light upon the issue.

    Childbrides are another question. There are laws against it. Its simply a matter of reporting.
    Same with honour killing. They are looked down upon. And courts are very harsh on the perpetrators. Any such matter reported is certainly taken up by society at large.

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