“Feminist” Definition

It would be false to say that this is not an angry retort, for it is that. Every time I read an article, or read anybody writing anything about feminism, and then reactions on it, It just troubles me. Disclaimer- I am no authority on what is the correct definition but since its a word that I want to identify myself with, I have done a fair bit of research on it.

“You are a feminist” Those words should

evoke a sense of pride, acknowledgement

sadly they are used as an insult

insult to all people who dare say

something different, different to defined norms

“You won’t celebrate karwa chauth”

what feminist bullshit, says one

“You wont cover your head up?”

tell this feminist nonsense to anybody else

feminism is/was/will be against the patriarchy

not against “Men” or “society”: Please Note

and against patriarchy is a fight of ALL

it harms men in an equal measure if not more

Feminism is not a fight about RELIGION

for it fights against dogmas of all religion

Its NOT a fight of women, or by women

its where all in society participate against the unjust

its for liberation- thoughts,ideas and actions

its for women to speak, do and think

as desired not as per conformance

to the “designed” rules of the society, religion

Its for standing up for yourself,

claiming your rights and living as equals

which sadly our religions say is not so

but what if that line was erased?

what if that is something that god desired?

what if the holy book that I read

my interpretation told me so?

Feminism is something that is a cause

a cause to say a woman’s life is NOT

about marriage, children and husband

its about HER, her choices

and if her choices are these only

then that is also a choice

its about a chance at equality

not for a privileged few, but

for EVERYBODY.

Its a way of thinking..

that I am proud of..

 

 

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