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  • Agnes Rose Rony
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    Do you need to be a feminist in order to accept gender equality?

    Anshika Singh
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    In the pursuit of gender equality, one does not necessarily have to identify as a feminist. While feminism has been instrumental in advocating for gender equality, there are individuals who espouse the principles of gender equality without associating themselves with the feminist label. This article delves into the notion that accepting gender equality goes beyond the boundaries of any specific movement or ideology. Gender equality is rooted in the belief that all individuals, regardless of their gender, deserve equal rights, opportunities, and treatment. This fundamental principle can be embraced from various perspectives, such as notions of justice, fairness, human rights, or the belief in providing everyone with an equal chance to flourish. While feminism has made significant contributions to the pursuit of gender equality, it is important to recognize that alternative frameworks and terminologies exist, allowing individuals to engage with the issue in ways that resonate with their values and beliefs. Some individuals may be hesitant to identify as feminists due to a range of factors. These reasons can include differing ideological viewpoints, concerns about certain aspects of feminist theory or activism, or a preference for alternative movements or terminologies. However, the absence of the feminist label does not diminish one’s commitment to gender equality. Egalitarianism, humanism, and intersectionality are examples of alternative approaches that aim to challenge systemic inequalities and foster equal treatment for all individuals. The key lies in recognizing and appreciating the diversity of perspectives and approaches toward achieving gender equality. Some individuals may be hesitant to identify as feminists due to a range of factors. These reasons can include differing ideological viewpoints, concerns about certain aspects of feminist theory or activism, or a preference for alternative movements or terminologies. However, the absence of the feminist label does not diminish one’s commitment to gender equality. Egalitarianism, humanism, and intersectionality are examples of alternative approaches that aim to challenge systemic inequalities and foster equal treatment for all individuals. The key lies in recognizing and appreciating the diversity of perspectives and approaches toward achieving gender equality. While feminism has played a pivotal role in advancing gender equality, it is not the sole path towards achieving this goal. Accepting gender equality can stem from various principles and ideologies, and individuals should be encouraged to engage with the issue in ways that resonate with their personal values. Embracing diversity and inclusivity is essential as we strive for a more equitable future.

    Tarishi RAUTHAN
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    In late 14th- and early 15th-century France, the first feminist philosopher, Christine de Pisan, challenged prevailing attitudes toward women with a bold call for female education.But seeing the current situation it has became the topic of controversy Feminism as an initiative started independently in Maharashtra by the pioneering of women’s rights and education: Savitribai Phule, who started the first school for girls in India. After seeing the facts the only thought came to mind is why its now a controversial topic for whole world while its just for education and basic rights purpose,Feminism works towards equality, not female superiority. Feminists respect individual, informed choices and believe there shouldn’t be a double standard in judging a person. Everyone has the right to sexual autonomy and the ability to make decisions about when, how and with whom to conduct their sexual life.which means gender equality is all about equity which means everyone shoul be treated equally.

    Rutanya Indu Scarlett
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    The whole world has been informed of the word feminism and gender equality but have not been educated on those topics. To be honest feminism and gender equality are synonyms and go hand in hand. They contribute equally to the society we live in. Feminism on one hand has had negative conatation over the years. Almost most critics have found a pun in the word feminism thinking it a movement supporting women above men which is completely wrong, feminism is all about equality of every gender who have been subjugated to oppression and have been deprived of privilege and access to resources. Basically feminism is all about gender equality. In fact it’s nothing but gender equality. If you believe in this concept you are a feminist and being a feminist is not something to be made fun of it just States that you are a human being believing in the rights of other human beings. Who have been rejected of basic necessity of their rights.

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