The Misconception

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FEMINISM.

What comes to your mind when you hear this oh so controversial word? A bunch of man-hating women, plotting to overthrow men and establish female supremacy? If yes, you, my friend, are highly misconceived. But sadly, a lot of people, both men and women, are.

Feminism is about equality between the sexes. Not male subjugation. Not female superiority. Just equality. Women don’t want to take over the world; we just want to be treated as equal, respected members of the society.

Is this a difficult concept to understand?

Apparently, yes!

The existence of thousands and thousands of anti-feminists in the world is a testament to how it is considered blasphemous for women to stand up for themselves. But the reality is that many of these anti-feminist people are really just misinformed about feminism. What if the multitudes of men, who seem to oppose the movement, are just deluded? This raises the question that why do people think so. Is wanting the right of choice in some way a sign of forthcoming female dictatorship? Or are some misunderstood people who, in their misconception, spreading this falsity and so many are blindly following it. Or maybe the thought of women ever holding a higher position is so terrifying to these folks that they need to support a misogynist cause just to feed their egos.

Whatever may be the reason, it is high time people learn to find out the whole truth and then form an opinion, rather than going along with the herd mentality. It is easy to be misled in this internet obsessed world but it isn’t that hard either to look up a definition on the internet. But for all those people who are extremely busy in writing hateful comments on feminist posts, here is the definition given by our dear Google,

feminism

/’fɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/

noun

  1. The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

There you go. It wasn’t that tough, right?

This article’s main focus was to clear the misconception regarding feminism. Whether you are one or not, is your choice. But it is important to be informed. As they say, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” It is our right to have opinions but it is highly significant to be fully cognizant of the matter.

Read. Listen. Watch. And make good choices!


About the Author:

Rupal Chopra (Dept of Economics, PU Campus)

Rupal Chopra (Dept of Economics, PU Campus)

A kaleidoscopic swirl of the luminous colours of happiness, adventure, humour, love, friendship and art is basically who I am, along with quite a strong wave of irony. Also, I am having an affair with my tv and a multitude of novels.

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