My feminism

Hello my people. I know that I said a (freakishly) short time ago that I am on hiatus due to the fact that I am writing a ✨book✨. However, I ended up finishing the writing extremely fast (I couldn’t stop once I started, much to the disgruntlement of my parents, hehe). Ze publishing will take place later.

And so, I am back!

Yay! (I missed my blogue).

And I have finally decided to write something based on feminism, seeing as I am the feministwriterwhogoesmeh!

So many exclamation marks!

My friend sent me a video yesterday. It was a woman explaining feminism to people who didn’t identify as feminists. Here it is:

And then my friend reminisced about a time when our history teacher asked our class the following question:

How many of you identify as feminists?

And guess what?

I was the only person in the entire class to raise my hand.

That was very interesting for me, because I have had conversations with many people in my class about feminism and how they identify with feminism, etc. etc.

Perhaps they were ashamed of identifying as feminists? Perhaps they were scared about what people might think of them?

Well I for one have never given two craps about what people thought about me, and I will never give two craps about what people think about me.

I am proud to say that I am a feminist.

But wait, let’s not go on to judge those people who didn’t raise their hands. Maybe they were hesitant because others do not understand the notion of feminism.

So I come to what this long winded rant was supposed to be about in the first place: What does feminism mean to me?

Before we ask this, we must know the definition of feminism.

This ain’t so complicated.

Now, what feminism means to me.

To me, feminism is the idea of equal opportunities. It stands for being, unabashedly, a woman.

Another thing that my friend sent me

Now, I’m not going to delve into some long winded discourse about what feminism means to me (this entire thing is long winded already). In fact, I invite y’all to continue this conversation in the comments.

25 thoughts on “My feminism

  1. You are a good feminist, I can say. However, I am still not clear about it because of the different perspectives and unwanted complexities.

    When I read about women movements for their rights, certainly, my sympathy grew for a woman. It does not mean that I was an anti-feminist before that.

    In fact, working for quality education, employment and equal opportunities for a woman is some of the points on which I agree, I want to work and support.

    In yesterday post on women’s day, one of my blogger friends write, “Women Empowerment is not about making women strong, they are already strong. It is about changing the way society perceives a woman ”.

    Thank you.

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    1. Is there good feminism and bad feminism? I don’t think so; I feel that there are good interpretations of feminism and bad interpretations of feminism. Feminism has a concrete meaning: equality of the sexes.

      And yes, your friend is absolutely correct. Every single human being on Earth has tremendous potential. Sometimes the strength and potential is hidden, it needs to be brought out by offering opportunities for everyone.

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      1. And that is a good thing! Most people will not even agree with rational arguments because they don’t want to be grouped in that crowd of people with the wrong idea, but I think that it’s necessary to be grouped with these people to make changes in that particular group of people.

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  2. The one thing humans are really good at is corruption. It is therefore no surprise that the idea of feminism too has been corrupted by some.
    There are a lot of fields in which women don’t get equal opportunities and equal credit as men. Sport happens to be one of them. There are many sports in which women are thought to be inferior to men.
    The boundaries in cricket are shorter for women as compared to men. Women’s games also are low scoring affairs.
    Women play three sets in tennis as compared to men’s five.
    And often, tradition and physical inferiority are given to be reasons for this. But women have shown time and again in both these sports that they are capable of equaling men and yet the tradition continues.

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    1. Yes.

      It is unfortunate that this happens. However, as Caitlin Moran mentioned in the video, the very spirit of feminism lies in believing that women deserve equal opportunities and fighting towards that.

      As for the sports thing, I think that’s absolute bullshit. I don’t suppose I’d need to explain why. And some people might come up with the argument that women are biologically weaker than men, and I’d like to ask them (especially the males) if they’d like to fight me. Sometimes it isn’t the physical power that matter as much (although it does, to a large extent) as the reason behind wanting to fight. (That sounds extremely immature smh, sorry). If I’m angry enough to even want to fight, I’d come off as a formidable opponent. Anyone would.

      Tradition is an interesting notion here, because a friend (different one) once mentioned that history could be compared to a pendulum. As of now, we are on a side and not at rest, so there is no balance. But eventually, this balance will overturn and become imbalanced on the other side (in favor of women). Instead of even advocating for an imbalance, why don’t we fight for all-round equality? If we uphold this value as our tradition, then there should be no pendulum.

      Just equality.

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  3. I have a bunch of friends who aren’t feminists simply because their understanding of feminism is shadowed by the notion of pseudo-feminism. Feminism is a political ideology, which, to some extent, implies that there are multiple ways to perceive it as per your understanding of the concept. Very funnily, a certain perception of this concept (which was basically people not understanding the concept), emerged to form pseudo-feminism.
    Furthermore, I know people who don’t identify as feminists because they think there is no need for feminism anymore. For them, men and women are already on an equal front. And every time I tell them or write about how that’s still not the case, I’m tagged as ‘negative’ or ‘pessimistic’. Pfft.

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    1. Yes! People cancel feminism without even understanding what feminism actually is. And bruh, seriously? We may have come far, but we haven’t reached the finish line. And same here, people are just like ‘oh you keep focusing on the negative thingz’ and I’m like ‘well what if they actually exist?’ which they do. It makes me so ANGRY! argh.

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  4. Thank you for sharing!!… don’t use labels here on the path, being who I am and being led by the heart while following a dream… or as Popeye the sailor said; “I yam what I yam and that is all that I yam”… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

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  5. my parents raised me on Simone de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan…there are many feminisms that began long ago with Mary Wollstonecraft…and I still imagine a different world ~ sending you joy thefeministwriterwhogoesmeh ~ hedy 🤓☺️🙂🙃

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  6. Very thoughtful. We talk about many big things. Majority of women till this date change our surname after marriage. Why? Can make a small change by retaining our earlier attitude. Equality can started from home. Boys should also be taught to share household chores.

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