The most courageous act is to think for yourself aloud - Coco Chanel
Today modern age feminism is given shape of its own meaning where it sounds
anti-men and also against this patriarchal system. Feminism is molded and
crafted in all manner that women herself remains against her rights and growth.
Feminism in dictionary clearly states about the advocacy of women's rights on
the ground of the equality of the sexes. Our society where we deprive women of
her rights and educational opportunities in present scenario in the same nation,
we have women's who have come ahead and conquered their rights over all barriers
in post-colonial period too.
The beginning of feminism in India began from Kamini Roy who was first graduate
in 1886, where Savitribai Phule along with her husband Jyoti Rao Phule led the
pillars of girl's education and school for girls back in 18th centuries. It was
Raja Ram Mohan Roy who fought for abolishment of child marriage and sati
practice in India. Back in centuries there have several women's who took part in
our freedom struggle like Sarojini Naidu, Annie Besant, Matangini Hazare,
Kanaklata Barua, Aruna Asaf Ali and many more. Before independence women's spoke
and supported feminism and took the movement ahead along with the western
Feminism is existing since past 200 years it is not the modern concept it is
just that women's in our society have slowly and gradually accepted the concept
and started living accordingly. Feminism does not talk about anti-men as it is
quoted neither it talks about breaking down the cultural and patriarchal system
Feminism is construed to the most ambiguous term in its own nature where male
dominating society has created fiction in name of feminism where it is meant to
be anti-men, partying whole night, wearing short skirts, not doing any sort of
domestic work, not respecting and taking care of their elders. This kind of
feminism is constructed not only as barrier but a great obstacle in path of
It won't be wrong to say that weak man is scared of confident women. Our male
dominating timid society feels insecure where women fearlessly roars and does
her best which is proved by every generation and every decade with much better
results where we Malala Yousafzai who is fighting for girl education, PV Sindhu
whose become world champion, Kalpana Chawla to be first Indian to go on space
and many more.
But the struggle continues where we are still making efforts to educate women's
on ground level and make them understand education is not about going against
their family neither accepting violence is her sacred duty rather education and
equal opportunity in her household which in modern world we term as SHARE
HOUSEHOLD is her right. Feminism is about dignity, liberty and right to be
protected against violence.
As rightly quoted by Oprah Winfrey, Excellence is best deterrent to racism and
sexism similarly excellence of women to live with dignity is not threat to men's
life but an addition to his own dignity in society.
Feminism is diluted in name of modernism where clothes define women and her
working hours matters for society, but same women feeding her family is not
acceptable; not doing domestic work is considered rebel against family but never
treated as human being who also gets tired and not a robot who provides 24/7
service in name of sacred wow; where her consent after marriage doesn't come in
question but her salary does come in picture; where women at 30 unmarried is
seen as burden on society but her caliber is not appreciated; where her weight
is society's concern but obesity and PCOS doesn't come in picture; her dark
complexion is curse but gold medal and prizes are family status and many more.
In name of modernism struggle over 200 years for feminism is diluted under
illusion of patriarchal definition of feminism which means only ANTI-MEN.
This never-ending struggle of women for equality and dignity is going to exist
in long run where insecurities of one gender is going to create obstacle for
another. But the purpose of these article is for abridging the gap of
inferiority and superiority between the two genders and bring at par equality in
all terms of livelihood with dignity.