It has come to my surprise that most people do not identify themselves as feminists. I have no idea what some people think feminism is. So, here is the dictionary meaning of the word feminism.
Feminism is defined as the belief in social, political, and economic equality of sexes.
I would like to emphasise the word equality. Feminism does not support sexism.Feminists do not put men down, nor do we support the women who put them down. Feminism is the belief in equality and not female superiority.
I was surprised to see some of the women not identifying themselves as feminists. I have come across women saying things like:
I don’t face gender discrimination, so why should I support feminism.
To all the women who have similar beliefs, it is the FEMINISTS that got you to a place where you can say sentences like these.
Do you really think that without voices being raised, you got to a place where you are?
Women did not even have the right to vote, study, or work. Back in the old days, men did not even consider women. So, we have come a long way from women-only staying in the households to now becoming presidents.
Secondly, there are still so many issues happening against women, and we must raise voices. If you have the privilege to face no gender discrimination, that is good for you. But do you not want that for every single girl out there?
To all the people who think that feminism is unnecessary, I would like to show some of the achievements done by feminists.
- Right to vote
- Gain access to birth control
- Bought women out of household
- Calling out on rape culture
- Fought for legal discrimination
- Making the workplace a little more equal
These were just a few of the things done because of feminists. So, the next time you think feminism is not needed and that we are already in an equal world.
Well, open your eyes. There is still a long way to go.
- Saudi Arabia gave women the right to drive in 2018.
- Each minute 28 girls are married before they are ready
- One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence
- 62 million girls are denied an education all over the world
- 4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls
These were just a few facts out of 100 more issues that women face today. This data is for people who think we already have achieved gender equality. We have not and, we still need feminism.
If you are one of those people who does not like being labeled but believes in equality of both sexes. What are you afraid of? It is just a label for the betterment of our society. If you think people are going to judge you for it. Those are the people who did not do their research on what feminism is.
I am a proud feminist and, I am here to fight against the injustice that women go through. If you are with me, I hope you all identify yourself as a feminist.
If you are not convinced and, women with strong opinions on achieving equality bother you. Well, you can contribute to the world of misogyny.