Feminism | 20th September 2021 | Virtual Wire
Feminism is a concept which tells us to have equality in all forms whether it be social, economic or political. Just because it starts with ‘female’ and woman use it for their equal rights doesn’t mean that men can’t use it.
We as people or let’s say we as a society where it is believed that men are the dominant gender and they run this living world often misjudge the concept of femininity because we think those women and girls who are trying to prove a certain point are either mentally disturbed or have a very strong hate towards the ‘male gender’ which is not true.
In today’s world where we all are facing such a difficult situation, our thinking that we claim to be modern has not moved an inch since the last decades or from the time human life has been created. There is this perception or pre assumption that women are only born to do certain things, the exposure of the world to them will not be to the benefit of society.
Feminism at its core is about equality of men and women, not “sameness.” So many people offer up the argument that women are not the “same” as men so there can’t be equality. In other words, because their bodies are different many say “weaker and smaller”, and because men and women have different physical capabilities, these physical differences mean equality is not possible.
It’s critical to understand that “same” does not mean “equal.” The issue here is about equal rights and equal access to opportunities. Men and women don’t have to be the “same” in physicality to have the right to equality.
Here’s an example of why:
If there were two young boys in a classroom, and one was physically weaker and smaller than the other, would we believe it’s right to keep the weaker, smaller boy from having the same access – to the teacher, to learning, to the computers, to the books and class resources, to other children in the class -- because he didn’t have the same physical strength as the other boy?
How can you tell where you stand in this case of femininity?
Asking yourself questions and answering them candidly will get you closer to recognizing what you truly, honestly believe Do you believe that women and men deserve equal rights and equal opportunities, Do you oppose the idea that every human being on the planet deserves equal rights and equal access to all opportunities? If you oppose it, Do you believe that only certain groups of people should be allowed to have access to certain opportunities and rights?
Do you believe that it would be inherently fair to grant women access to only partial rights while men have the full array of other rights and opportunities? The vast majority of people I speak to do believe in equal rights for men and women, but the conflict is about how that equality should be achieved. Many resist calling themselves a “feminist” or supporting the feminist movement.
Why do so many hate the term feminism and the feminist movement?