Feminism – feminist – Wikipedia.
Feminism is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. In addition, feminism seeks to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist is “an advocate or supporter of the rights and equality of women”.
My understanding of Feminism till now, I saw rage, I saw frustration, I saw the many dissatisfied emotions, I saw fat aunties with big bindies and bright maroon lipsticks shouting the naari morcha. I assumed this was Feminism.
I was ignorant, I never realized importance of the term or the struggles behind it. Gosh!!! I feel like the woman Jamila is talking about here.
If you are surprised why I am talking about feminism out of the blue, while I was happily discussing love stories, trips to super markets, and cooking achievements. It is because I read this by Ms. Rays, I commented some random stuff I felt at that time,
see the below conversation,
(((((((((((((((( Ms. Lipstick said:
About feminism, I had read similar views written by well known social activist. I cannot recall her name now. But it made so much sense. If a male dominated society is wrong then our notions of female super power is equally wrong.
I do oppose the inequalities, but I feel the thought of equality is supreme than the thought of superiority.
I don’t know if I am making any sense. But I feel Marissa is right about equality. We need to educate equality.
Honey, feminism believes that everybody is equal and nobody is superior over others. We all should live the way we deem correct and not mould ourselves to fit stereotypes.
I would really like you to read these links who explain the concept of feminism much better. These are some of my favourite blogs too in case you wanted to dig their archives.
This link throws light on what Mayer said and why it cannot be right (I learnt a thing or two from it)- http://www.mamamia.com.au/social/feminism-and-marissa-mayer/))))))))
Being brought up in a liberal family, I was given the same chances, opportunities that any boy of my age would get. My parents never questioned my choice of career or life partner, MR never questions about what I do with my income. So I took things for granted sub-consciously I assumed things are same every where.
But it is not, now I realize some one must have worked hard, opposed the society, took the blame, fought, struggled to instill these liberal thinking in the society, these very thinking that has influenced my parents and many people like them. Because of them I am considered an equal.
Now I have honest gratitude towards feminism, feminists. And yes!!! I AM A FEMINIST 🙂
PS. Thank you Ms. Rays.