Hey guys! So this is definitely not a book post as you can tell, but I know a lot of people in this community are into gender politics and politics in general, so I feel like my post will be appreciated.
First things first.
I am all for equality of both sexes.
In many feminists mind they probably think that the statement above is basically me waving a flag and calling myself a feminist. Well here is a definition of feminism, actually several definitions so my knowledge is sound.
the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state
-Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Feminism is a range of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women.
I know the internet can’t always be trusted with information, but I’m pretty sure this definition is universal. So why aren’t a feminist? It’s for equality for women! Every women should be a feminist and if your not, you probably just don’t understand it.
Well admittedly, I was an anti-feminist three years ago. There were, and still, many double standards when it it came to modern feminism. I didn’t want to be associated with modern feminism. But then I kind of became a feminist again, after Emma Watson’s amazing UN speech. But again I am wavering.
I’ve revisited modern feminism and not loving it. Don’t get me wrong, of course there are many situations were women are treated unfairly, but most of them reside in third world countries and spreading popular hashtags aren’t really helping the situation. I am realising, like I realised three years ago, that there are many situations were men are treated unfairly, and just because they were giving some priviliges in the olden days while women were given rubbish doesn’t mean our society is still like that. I do not believe in patriarchy.
I think I feel more comfortable alligning myself with titles such an Egalitarian and Humanist than feminist. I am still all for women power, strong females, more role models for young girls but maybe more for everyone having equality and not just associating myself with feminism that center around females.
I’ll write soon!