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Women in today’s world have many rights, and wish to have as much respect and power as men have. I believe in women having power and respect even though men might be physically stronger and have a tendency to more aggressive. I recently read the article “On Date Rape” by Camille Paglia. Camille deffinitely makes a good point as to how woman have earned these rights over the years but definitely still need to be careful about being overpowered by men. Women need to be careful because a man’s physical strength generally is a lot more powerful than a woman’s, meaning that a man has a possibility of physically getting a woman to do something she may not have wanted to do. She makes a good point, however a lot of her examples and reasoning through ought her article have many fallacies. The most important of her fallacies are her views on feminists, her bad analogy, and how women are responsible for a man forcing them to do something against their will.
The definition of a feminist is an organized movement for the attainment of rights for women. This means being feminist is simply supporting the idea that women should have as many rights as a man would, no matter what the circumstances. In this essay Camille states “These young feminists today are deluded. They come from a protected white middle class world, and they expect everything to be safe. Notice it’s not black or Hispanic women who are making a fuss about this.” This statement is completely false and it shows Hasty generalization from the author. You cannot just sit there and say that every feminist of today’s world is white and that people of different races are not concerned about having equal rights to men. She is assuming that white middle class people are the only people who really care about having equal rights to men and that Hispanics and blacks are completely ok with being undermined by men. If you were to go out on the streets and take a survey on all women, I guarantee that there would be an even...

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