Feminism - A Tag!

Well, to be on the safe side, let me make it clear that this topic is a bit too heavy for the little brain of mine to even try to comprehend, forget expressing it in words. But since I have been tagged by Usha mema, am left with no way to excuse myself out of this. So, do put up with me and my mostly insane ideologies and opinions.

Feminism! According to Wikipedia, it is termed to be the belief in the political, social, and economic equality of women. It has been said that feminism has an elaborate history, with theories and philosophies that has changed across the centuries. What I am going to type further may not find many takers, especially amongst the fairer sex.

Centuries ago, feminism gained roots in a society dominated by men and only men. There was no doubt, an era, when the female fetus was ruthlessly murdered, and the girl child was sold off, as young brides, and at other times, for money. Then there were inhuman practices, where the widow had to burn herself alive in her husband's funeral pyre. And the inequalities prevailed as injustices. The families revolved around the boy child, while the girl child was suppressed and shoved behind the veils. The society was built of men, with no space for the fairer sex, better termed as the weaker sex, in all respects. When women all over the world got to know of the cruel injustices prevailing all over, there erupted the seed of feminism- a unison for a righteous cause. And no doubt, it got to be a constant hit.

But now, things have changed and are continuously changing. Now there is equality in almost all aspects of life. Women have come across to outshine the men in every realm of life. Am glad that I belong to this decade, this society of today, where I have the choice and freedom to express my views and opinions. But I find many, who still argue relentlessly over the so called gender bias, and harassment.I wonder out aloud, is the whole ideology of feminism and all the rules of reservation and rules against harassment of women that go with it, a source of sheer arrogance and assured comfort for the woman or does the everyday commonplace woman fully understand the importance of the flowery dream of ‘equality of the sexes’? Ain't it an irony in itself that the women who cry aloud feminism, actually revel under the gender based privileges offered to them, and yet are obsessed with the so called equality factor!?!

I have a feeling that I might be stoned by my counterparts for this one. I do acknowledge the fact that there a still many who suffer under the truancy of men. But there are injustices in every aspect of life. And it is not inflicted based on the gender differences, and has broader dimensions today. What I have tried to focus on, is the modern day women, and the society of which I am an integral part. And I truly believe that the world is as much mine, as it is yours, or anyone else's, for that matter. And that is just the reason why I find no interest or empathy towards feminism.

Well, I'd like to hear it from you people now. Let me just sign off this write up with an optimistic note, that I be spared :)

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I wonder out aloud, is the whole ideology of feminism and all the rules of reservation and rules against harassment of women that go with it, a source of sheer arrogance and assured comfort for the woman or does the everyday commonplace woman fully understand the importance of the flowery dream of ‘equality of the sexes’? Ain't it an irony in itself that the women who cry aloud feminism, actually revel under the gender based privileges offered to them, and yet are obsessed with the so called equality factor!?!

Where it matters most, somehow that word feminism is not used at all... esp in the grassroots, in villages and among the working class... they are the true feminists somehow, who still manage men, and their lives successfully!

Yes, a few bones to pick, but I shall not, not now. :) Spared you:)

"Ain't it an irony in itself that the women who cry aloud feminism, actually revel under the gender based privileges offered to them, and yet are obsessed with the so called equality factor!?!"
suprised to read this from a lady..
tht just matches my point abt feminism...I've always wondered the same thing when I see high soceity women speak loud about equality of women in the various channels..

hmmm..I now have this tag pending

"Ain't it an irony in itself that the women who cry aloud feminism, actually revel under the gender based privileges offered to them, and yet are obsessed with the so called equality factor!?!"

Both of us, seem to be in the same boat! :) So, if someone stones ya, I am alongside :P :)

@ Usha mema

I do agree that at the grass root level resides the true feminists! am glad that I am spared thou!! thanks :P

@ Praveen

hehe...a surprise is it? nice to know i have support! :)thank ya!!

@ Rukhiya

Thanks so much rukhiya! Am glad therez a diversion for de brickbats if i am offered any! :P

"Does the everyday commonplace woman fully understand the importance of the flowery dream of ‘equality of the sexes’? Ain't it an irony in itself that the women who cry aloud feminism, actually revel under the gender based privileges offered to them, and yet are obsessed with the so called equality factor!?!"

Shouting aloud about feminism - which is used as a antonym for chauvinism is something I too cannot understand. Though the concept of feminism and its roots have come for varied reasons, it is understandable as to why it makes a hue and cry, when we still cry out loud and blame out culture for the flaws that fundamentally exist in the tiny brains of individuals.

And I completely agree to the thought or rather the fact that the women who cry out feminism revel in the gender biased privileges, without actually understanding the very concept of Feminism.

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