Feminism - the advocacy of women's right on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
If you pick up a dictionary, that's the definition you'll find for the word 'Feminism' .
Living in a society where women face several problems everyday it's worst that some people are actually damaging the word feminism. Women labelling themselves as feminists on social media wants empowerment and respect for women they think deserve it. This is where hypocrisy and pseudo feminism gets merge.
What they forget is the basic essence of feminism movement : equality.
We're the women shouting for equal rights everywhere, but don't waste a single minute asking a guy sitting on a ladies reserved seat to vacate it.
Where, I ask these feminists, does the feminism vanish then? Since we're strong, mature, grown up women of strength, can't we stand in public vehicles. Men doing 9-5 jobs, burning their hours toiling hard to earn, are as tired as we are.
Exceptions to this situation exist but I strongly believe if true value of feminism is to followed then equality has to be taken into account.
We should treat all victims equally. Victims should cease to be women or men, but just victims of abuse. Pseudo feminism shouts out loudly that men can't be raped, men can't be tormented and men claiming to have been put under such atrocities are lying cheats. It's most likely that I would be considered as 'anti feminist' by pseudo feminists but I don't mind. I don't mind because I know how to stand for my fellow sisters when they actually need it.
When a woman is put on fire, when is raped, is molested, forced to quit her studies to marry a man three times her senior in age, when she is blamed if she is raped or teased, beaten repeatedly form refusing to pressurize her parents into paying dowry.
When is considered inferior to her male colleagues, that is when I need to give voice to my anger and lash out at the people responsible for it. If I am a true feminist, I will do the same if it were a man being raped, being accused of a fake rape, being doubted over just because he is a man.
Feminism is right. I am too a feminist. But it makes me disheartened, how wrongly feminism is interpreted by people.
Whatever we are - religion, colour, caste, creed, gender, etc..... prior to all this we are Humans.
No matter what the case maybe, Humanity should never be lost. Feminism is what keeps humanity alive.