Afshan IqbalParticipant@afshanMarch 22, 2022 at 1:13 pm #34601
Feminism has become a fashion or it’s still a movement for equality? Do you think people started calling themselves feminists because it’s fashionable? Give your views.038 deepika SinghParticipant@038-deepikaMarch 23, 2022 at 12:02 pm #34607
The real meaning of feminism is – equal rights to women as men. Men and women should have equal political, social and economical rights. Feminism= equality. This is how simple feminism is. Yet people do not understand this and start calling them feminists just because ‘everybody else does?!’
But we often tend to get a wrong idea of feminism in turn giving rise to pseudo feminism- a believe where women are considered as the supreme beings and men are quashed for all the injustices done to them. Where it is believed that the only reason for a women not being able to rise above and be successful are men. How ridiculous! When on one hand we preach equality between men and women through feminism, on the other hand we say that Men are the problem to all the injustices faced my women. It is due to the sole reason that the real feminism is misinterpreted. We must know that the goal behind feminism to bring equality. But as long as we do not put an end to assigning responsibilities, duties and opportunities on a single gender, we won’t strive for true feminism.Samriti SharmaParticipant@samritiApril 8, 2022 at 11:40 pm #34651
I believe fashionable won’t be the appropriate word it is a new form of hype, a trend to be called feminist. Without actually having the basic information about the global movement everyone today wants to be recognised as a feminist. And such people e usually end up being pseudo feminist as their philosophy stands completely in contrast to that what is actively is.
Today even if minor inconvenience is caused to women, as a consequence of her own acts then also she finds it desirable to blame men around by calling herself a feminist. This clearly was not why the idea of feminism was established. The basic aim of Feminism has been the same since centuries which is to protect the women, upliftment of women, granting them equal status and rights as men.
But today the scope of the same has been limited to satisfy the ego and stupidity of certain people who proclaim to be true, fair and feminists but actually are the culprits. People Calling themselves feminist do not realise that they have a responsibility towards the women who are supressed for real, the one’s who are victims of atrocities. These are people who on ground level do zero work for the purpose, thereby defaming both the movement and the actual feminist.
Measures should be taken to spread awareness among people as that is the only way to stop the misuse of the same.Pihu SharmaParticipant@pihuJune 23, 2023 at 2:31 pm #35105
While it is possible that some individuals may adopt the label of “feminist” because they perceive it as fashionable or trendy, it is important to recognize that feminism as a movement and ideology encompasses much more than just a passing trend. Feminism is rooted in a longstanding struggle for gender equality and social justice, addressing the systemic issues that women face in various aspects of life.
People identify as feminists because they genuinely believe in and support the principles and goals of feminism. They recognize the importance of advocating for women’s rights, challenging gender norms and stereotypes, and striving for equal opportunities and treatment for all individuals, regardless of their gender.
It is worth noting that some individuals may prefer to identify as “humanists” rather than feminists. Humanism is a broader philosophical stance that emphasizes the inherent worth and dignity of every human being, focusing on human concerns and ethics. While humanism shares common ground with feminism in terms of promoting equality and social justice, feminism specifically targets the unique challenges and discrimination faced by women due to their gender.
Identifying as a humanist rather than a feminist is a personal choice, and it doesn’t negate the importance of feminism or the need for gender-focused activism. It is crucial to respect individual preferences and understand that people may have their own reasons for choosing how they align themselves with different social movements.
Ultimately, the label one chooses to identify with is less important than the actions and beliefs that one embodies. Whether someone identifies as a feminist, humanist, or holds any other belief system, what truly matters is their commitment to advocating for equality, challenging oppressive systems, and working towards a more inclusive and just society for all.
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