Saturday, 4 April 2020

Feminism or Humanity

Feminism or Humanity

Feminism or Humanity
Here we go in the 21st century, with the ever trending topic women empowerment, gender equality, feminism and so on.Where on one side we have Indra Nooyi on the other side we also have a Nirbhaya; One who shook the world with her achievement while the other with her pain.
“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.”
– Sir William Golding.
And why is it so? We do have Steve Jobs and Bill Gates who brought in a giant leap in technology possible and not to forget Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Yes, we have the male counterparts competent enough yet successful females rock the entire world more as they have an extra effort to make and break the shackles to make it up there.

Women What is the extra step a female would have to take? It is certainly – protecting her character, going against the societal norms, convincing her family and then probably focusing on her vision. This extra effort is the root for bringing in women empowerment or so called feminism! Feminism is not wrong but humanity is the essence. What if we just treated women as a human being? What if new born Lakshmi and Lakshman are welcomed with the same zeal. What if we would not force her into societal norms and let her be free to follow her dreams. What if she doesn’t have to succumb to some devil’s lust and her family will feel more secure to let her out even at late nights. She will succeed so shall you. Not to forget even the mighty men have become victims to this insanity many a times. So why let the gender speak?

The thought of ‘She is a woman’ or ‘He is a man’ will never make gender equality possible unless we treat them all with same love and care as a fellow human with same needs and dreams like ourselves. It is not bringing gender equality or feminism that we should focus on but humanity should be the aim and will make a success story for generations together.
Wishing all my ladies a very happy and powerful Women’s day. Let us all bring the change we want to see in 2020.


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