The thought that I’ll be talking about today is equality between men and women. A thought that we are not ready to understand and embrace. We are those people who deep in our hearts still believe that women are the weaker section. They are the commodities who should be protected. We women feel more guilt than men , not because of some weird chromosomal issue but because they have a history of being blamed for other people’s behaviour .
You get hit , you must have annoyed someone , you get raped , you must have excited someone , your kid is a junkie , you must have brought him up wrong.
It’s time for society to stop telling women what they should do and what they should not. Instead through the quietest whispers and the loudest megaphones tell them that they are unstoppable. The world is desperate for leaders, male and female. It’s not about the gender it’s about the purpose.
Who are feminists ?
“I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that my voice can be heard”
A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and according to me being a feminist is a good thing..
When I chose to write about this topic, I suddenly went back to the time when I used to be so conscious about myself. My grown eyebrows were a matter of utmost concerns to me. As a nine-year-old I desperately wanted to pluck them. Turn them into two thin lines. However with time I realised that beauty isn’t something to be measured from outward pomp and show but it is something which lies within. We are perfect the way we are. Whatever God has given us is because he knew that we are capable enough to embrace them and carry them. My mother was the one who taught me that it’s my eyebrows that have given shape to my face. So instead of cribbing about them I should learn to embrace them.
Many people are yet not fully aware about the exact meaning of feminism and as a result they condemn them. I might also not be fully aware about this movement but what I know is ‘feminists are the ones who believe in equal rights for both men and women’.
Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are Already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives their strength.
Feminist have fought no wars. They have not killed any opponents. The wave has set up no concentration campus, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. A feminist’s battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centers, women refuges, reforms in the law and so on.
There are many thoughts, many notions and so much questions and their answers for how and why feminism is not supported everywhere by many people.