When Macy Cipta, junior, sat down in her math class several years ago, she never expected that she would be told to go back to the kitchen, and that she shouldn’t be able to do the math problem. Nobody expects to live their day to day life and get suddenly assaulted for their gender, race, weight, height, or religion. Yet there Cipta was, slandered in a place where she was supposed to feel comfortable.


In recent years, the feminist movement has come into the light more than ever, though women have been fighting for equal treatment since the 20’s. Even though women now vote and hold office, there are certain people who still have very old-fashioned and close-minded beliefs. One of these individuals is internet celebrity, Romanian boxer, Andrew Tate.


“The fact that so many young men are looking up to him, it’s gross,” Cipta said.


Tate has been very public on his social media on his stance on women, going so far as to say, “I think the women belong to the man,” “Women do certain things and men do certain things. And we live in a world now where the whole idea of the roles has been conflated to the fact where if I come along and say women are better with children and men are better at fighting, that I’m somehow f*cking sexist when it’s clearly true,” and “I go out and f*ck and I come back to her and I don’t care about her and I only love my girl. That’s not cheating, that’s exercise.”


So how does one turn this belief on its head? Is there anything that one could do to fix Tate’s actions?


“Since he already has a social media platform, with so many young men looking up to him, I would turn the perspective of being misogynistic and use his platform to be like, ‘Hey, this isn’t how you should act as a man,’” Cipta said, offering her two cents. “Men are not better than women. It should be equal.”