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Feminism

 

In the 21st century women have more rights than they have ever had before. But a rigid dichotomy still exists between men and women. Women are fighting for equal rights and this is still the most intractable issue plaguing the modern world. The entire elucidatory rhetoric that liberal men propagate is that women are better than men and that they shouldn’t thrive to be equal. This is hallucinatory bullshit repeated by men who want to skirt the issue by placing women on a pedestal. Women don’t want to be put on a pedestal. Men who say these kind of things are either considering a sex-change operation or have gone through a pre-frontal lobotomy and want to sound cool to women who fall for this kind of dog-shit and end up granting permission for their vaginas to be ransacked.

Women who think themselves to be better than men are part of the problem that accentuates the divide.

So what does feminism mean and who are feminists? Feminists are PEOPLE who believe that women can be PEOPLE too. Feminists are PEOPLE who believe in equality. A natural ordained equality free from the construct of civilization and society. Different societies endorse their form of equality, which is heavily burdened by history and culture. Equality that is burdened by history, tradition and prejudice will subsume an uninhabitable society.

Men can never be happy when women are unhappy. A man can be a feminist just like a woman can be an astronaut. Thus, in this concept, feminism is a movement where people of all genders can be feminists if they’re willing to do the work to dismantle patriarchal oppression. Often feminism is confused with misandry. The only word misandry {dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men (i.e. the male sex) should be compared with is misogyny. Yes there are men and women who hate each other but feminism does not stand for that.

Feminism is not based on the pedantic and vitriolic emotion of hate but on the magnanimous, inclusive, kind, empathetic feeling of love. It would be a huge oxymoron if a feminist was a man-hater: someone who wants equality can’t hate the people with whom they want to be equal. Are there some feminists that hate men? Of course! But there are so many men who hate men. Why isn’t there a movement designed to eradicate this hatred? Because there isn’t a need for it. Even if men are separated by their socioeconomic status they are united by their inherited male privilege.

If history is a great teacher then it will prove that wars, famines, droughts, revolutions and the brutalities of everyday life are overcome when men and women irrespective of their gender embrace the circumstance with vulnerability and absolute fearlessness and adopt roles that are otherwise considered gender specific. The idea that there is a right way to be a woman is old as the dinosaurs and should have been extinct with them.That world was a different world where physical strength tilted the balance of power, but today we don’t live in that world. This doesn’t mean that suddenly it’s become a woman’s world and men should be sidelined. It just means that the fulcrum is stabilizing. But there is still a lot of work to do by both the sexes to achieve an optimum society based on a nonpartisan platform.

I will go out on a limb to say that women can’t win the war on equality without men, but I also believe that all the wars, revolutions, inventions that men have won and celebrated wouldn’t have been possible without the blood the sweat the toil and the ever silent sigh and sacrifice of women. These women were our teachers, mothers, aunts, grandmothers; they died in an unequal world lets bring them back to life by making equality mandatory and not a choice. Don’t forget we can’t choose freedom or equality; we are born with it!

For data cockroaches I have compiled a list of famous feminists {both Women and Men} and also the best and worst countries for attitudes towards gender equality.

 

     FAMOUS MEN WHO ARE ACTIVE FEMINISTS

  • Daniel Radcliffe- Actor Harry Potter

    Dalai Lama feminist

    Need I say more!

  • Mark Ruffalo- Actor – Spotlight
  • David Schwimmer –Actor- Friends
  • Jon Hamm- Actor-Madmen
  • Seth Meyers- Television Host- Saturday Night Live
  • Louis C.K-Actor-American Comedian-
  • Prince Harry- British Monarch
  • Ryan Gosling-Actor- Lala Land
  • Daniel Craig-Actor-Spectre
  • Barack Obama-Ex-President of America
  • The Dalai Lama-Spiritual Leader of the World
  • Will Smith-Actor-The Pursuit of
    Barack Obama notoriously feminist.

    Barack Obama notoriously feminist.

    Happiness

  • Ashton Kutcher-Actor-No Strings Attached
  • Antonio Banderas-Actor-Original Sin
  • Justin Trudeau, The Canadian Prime Minister
  • Nelson Mandela-Anti apartheid revolutionary and Politician
  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Founder of modern Turkey

It’s no surprise to me that countries where women have more rights are also countries where men have played an active part in engaging and inducting women in the social fabric of everyday life.

 

    FAMOUS ACTIVE FEMINISTS

  • Anjelina Jolie-Actor-
  • Malala Yousufzai – Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Hillary Clinton-Secretary of State and Ex-Presidential Candidate
  • Sheryl Sandberg-COO Facebook
  • Emma Watson-Actor-Harry Potter
  • Oprah Winfrey-CEO of Harpo Productions

    Feminist -Indira Jaisingh

    Indira Jaisingh – Supreme Court Advocate & Padmashri Awardee

  • Diane Von Furstenburg-Fashion Designer
  • Yoko Ono- Multimedia Artist
  • Coco Chanel-Iconic Fashion Designer
  • Barhka Dutt-Indian Television Journalist and Newscaster
  • Arundhati Roy-Author and Activist
  • Jeniffer Lawrence –Actor – The Hunger Games
  • Amal Clooney-Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
  • Meryl Streep-Actor- Devil Wears Prada
  • Helen Keller-American Author and Political Activist
  • Indira Jaisingh-Advocate at the Supreme Court
  • Madonna-Singer
  • Mary Angelou- American Poet and Civil Rights Activist

 COUNTRY FOR WOMEN

  1. Sweden
  2. Finland
  3. Denmark
  4. Ireland
  5. Norway
  6. Switzerland
  7. Canada
  8. Germany
  9. U.S.A
  10. Iceland

It is no surprise to me those countries where women have the least rights and voice is countries that are heavily reliant and follow the hierarchy and diktats of a patriarchal society.

NO COUNTRY FOR WOMEN

  1. Pakistan
  2. Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Mali
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. Iraq
  7. India
  8. Guatemala
  9. Somalia
  10. Nepal

FEMINISM

 

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