This article covers all the norms and societal standards that influence the
region's acceptance of women's rights. It is primarily based on secondary
information that has been collected through studies, surveys, analyses, and
reports using different data from local, national, and international
In history we have all read about in the past, males controlled society while
women were subordinate to them. Women rarely or never voiced an opinion at the
family level, and men were the only ones in command of all choices. A woman was
seen as a man's property.
Men reached the pinnacles of academic accomplishment and formal employment,
while women took care of the home and family duties. Women around the world have
suffered tremendous pain as a result of patriarchal oppression and a cruel caste
system. They endured mistreatment both inside and outside of their houses, and
they still do.
If I had to describe the state of our society at the moment or something I have
personally witnessed, I would say that Women are supposed to eat after the men
because it is a tradition for them, and a logical answer which my mother,
grandmother, and sisters gave me was we eat after them because we have to make
sure they eat properly and also get whatever they like and, and then all that is
left we all women can adjust in it. Another example is when there is a fight
between a male and a female in the same house, the guardians from our own house
advise the female to maintain her volume while encouraging the male to maintain
his oral or perhaps even physical violence. The youngsters of the house continue
to acquire their culture, which states that females have always been supposed to
respect everybody by just doing whatever they find enjoyable including using
quietness as a machine gun in any scenario they are in, whereas boys and men
take lessons how and where to dominate everybody there and then use violent
action on females even when they are simply trying to express their emotions.
Many films beautifully highlight how the change from traditional to modern
society has affected the problem of gender discrimination. A few engaging
examples of the same are "Water" by Deepa Mehta, "The Phantom Lover" by Ronny
Yu, and "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa. All of these movies show how the female
character's struggle, persevere, and ultimately get above the outdated culture
or religion that was preventing them from finding true friendship, love, and
happiness. An Indian movie called "English Vinglish" effectively illustrates how
a housewife may live abroad on her own without a man's assistance and how she
can succeed with whichever field she selects.
In the past four decades, women's status in western countries has undergone
dramatic and remarkable changes. Since the days of World War II, these changes
have occurred both at home and in the workplace. In the USA, the role of women
during the war sparked the movement of women empowerment outside the home. The
60s and 70s saw the economic necessity for many households to maintain
two-income families further strengthen a woman's status as an employee.
The parallel and vital development of the rights of women furthered solidified
the status of women. The society realized that women are the indispensable
pillars for advancement and success, and thus various policies were brought into
action, which promoted female empowerment. Women also started getting involved
in public politics in large numbers and formed groups like the National
Organization for Women (NOW).
No woman would have even imagined that our society can adapt Changes for women.
For example, one of the most significant rights women ever imagined they would
receive was the right to education. As a result, females began attending schools
and colleges and beginning to acquire knowledge. If I talk about the changes we
have seen for women empowerment, it is also very amazing. No woman would have
even imagined that our society can adapt Changes for women.
You must be wondering why, given that my theme is What Does Feminism Mean to
Indian Society, I am talking about women's empowerment.
Well, I'm only attempting to clarify what women's empowerment is because most
Indians are unclear about the differences between feminism and women's
For the majority of people in India, feminism is all about empowering women. Why
do we always talk about safeguarding women, empowering women, giving them
opportunities, establishing policies for female children, etc. when discussing
Why do we neglect to remember the fundamental definition of feminism, which is
"Equality," or equality for all genders, including transgender people and men
and women? Why are Indian men scared of approaching women, or engaging in
conversation with them, as well as of educating a girl when she makes a mistake?
I'll tell you why.
They are afraid of any girl slapping him without cause, so they deliver him a
two-page lesson on feminism, which solely refers to women's empowerment for her.
Since 1996, fake or pseudo feminism has gained ground in numerous nations,
including India. Political figures, members of the anti-American movement,
state-sponsored terrorists, and even Marxists played a key role in the
development of fake-feminism or pseudo-feminism.
The fact that women pay a higher income tax bracket than men is an illustration
of phoney feminism. Women who earn between 3,00,000-3,50,000 are excused from
paying taxes. Why should only men pay taxes if both men and women earn the same
amount? In several nations, women also receive free rides, free health care, and
sometimes even free food at particular establishments. The very goal of feminism
has been demoralised by all of this.
All of the victims must be treated equally if true feminism is to be practised.
Victims would no longer be classified as male or female, only as victims of
abuse. But unfortunately, this is not the case. When dispensing justice, Indian
Family Courts and Indian Criminal Courts exhibit a dishonest and immoral bias
against women. Laws are manipulated to benefit women.
Women have started to abuse feminism to their advantage in order to undermine
other genders (men primarily, and also other women who prefer equality for all).
53.2% of the rape cases reported in a 2014 report by the Delhi Commission of
Women (DCW) were fraudulent. In fact, the number is quickly approaching 90%. In
Indian courts, there are more fictitious cases. These cases now lead to a
fragile economy and a highly unstable society since the damage is so great.
Government organisations are now in place in nations like Brazil, China, Russia,
Japan, and the USA to combat and eradicate this pseudo-feminism. India has not
yet emerged from its nap.