Feminism and Patriarchy
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We constantly see and hear the word FEMINISM It is used so often that people have forgotten its real meaning It becomes very important to understand the term feminism, and identify who is a feminist
What is feminism? Feminism is the ideology which believes that both women and men should be treated equally It DOES NOT work to degrade men Instead, even if men are facing inequality feminism strives to fight against it Feminism can be described as the FEMALES PERSPECTIVE OF EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
Since centuries, we have seen the world from the lens of a male This disregard of the female gender is what is Even in most books, you will find HE being used as a pronoun all the time problematic, and what feminism fights against
For instance, when I say a farmer, what image comes in your mind? Most probably you thought of a man, who is doing work on his farmland However, you will be surprised to know that in India, about 32% agricultural labour is done by women
Who are feminists? Feminists are the people who propagate feminism It is not necessary that feminists have to be FEMALES They can be males, children, transgenders, or any other people Feminists argue that the differences between females and male is SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED They say that it is a result of partiarchy
I'm a feminist. Jeb), N, l don t hate men. No, I don t think men are evd. don t think all men are rapists. Yes, I want equity for al genders. es, Im a feminist.
What is patriarchy? The word patriarchy literally means- Rule of the father Patriarchy has existed in our country and the world since centuries It portrays as if the DIFFERENCES between women and men are NATURAL, and they must be propagated
We must fight against these stereotypes!
Double burden on women As mentioned earlier women have to do household work, even if they work outside their house the entire day This is what feminists call double burden' of work on women You must observe this in your own household as well, with the women of your house
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Getting feminism right It is very important to emphasize that feminism does not mearn degrading men This practice of using feminism to degrade and insult men is called PSEUDO-FEMINISM Feminism is a very positive idea, and it should not be misconstrued