Amidst all the cacophony made on feminism and women issues on a lazy Sunday, I pondered why this issue is so important these days.
From politicians, celebrities, human rights supporters and college going girls, everyone wants a piece of feminism. What actually is feminism – first attempt to provide baseline definition of a common basis of all feminism may start with assertion that feminism concern themselves with the women’s inferior position in society and with discrimination encountered by them because of their sex.
Belonging from a landmass, where girls are considered useless in many parts of society made me think why we blame only patriarch mindset for discrimination. How much women themselves are responsible for distress condition of other women? Recently, during US elections I read an article “How much women are responsible for Hillary Clinton’s loss?” As per data, millennial men (65%) supported her than women (47%). I believe Mr. Donal Trump used his trump card to catalyze his popularity and gain his vote bank. Every other day we read of rumors of fights between two female celebrities, they cannot stand each other at parties or events meant to bring them together. In joint families, females are responsible for feuds because they don’t understand others opinion and refuse to adjust with other. We talk about brothers fighting for property/justice/wives, but seldom have we thought what brought two brothers at this point? Simple, One girl’s jealousy over other, and then attempts to excruciate freedom of other. Where does this feminism go when an old man in dire need of seat is standing in public transport, but a girl is clutched to her seat as if she has to take it home. Where does this feminism go when a woman stares and comments on a girl in a short dress, just because of clothes, character of a girl is judged? Is it not pulling down of a girl six feet under?
These examples make me believe that this feminism needs to be reality rather than a disturbing news headings. Women need to change themselves first, and start understanding and appreciating success of other women. Women will never advance to equality until they start supporting and give benefit of doubt to one another. I implore every women reading this, in her calms, to give some thought over this. Young women, you are the future, and if you cannot bond together you will always be relegate at every stage and part of society.