Get Inspired, Be Empowered Forums Feminism Has too many meanings given to the cause of feminism ruined the basic aim of the movement?

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  • Aditi Sahu
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    Feminism started as a movement to fight for women’s rights. While the movement’s sole aim was to liberate women and to strip off patriarchy, it has meant different to different people. There has never been a single meaning to feminism in people’s minds. Different people perceive it in different ways. While this definitely ensures inclusivity of all in a particular movement, it has definitely caused the feminist movement to divert from it’s actual aim.

    There is also now a concept of pseudofeminism that mainly just aims to tear down men and hate on them. This is definitely something to take care of when we decide our own meanings of any movement. While the individual meaning might be different for different people, the core aim should always remain in the same and that is the liberation of women from the age old patriarchy.

    Afshan Iqbal
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    Feminism as I have perceived it to be is the belief that men and women should have equal rights. It’s about acknowledging both the genders equally, none more or less than the other. It’s about assuring that girls and women get the same opportunities that boys and men get in their lives. It’s about learning, unlearning, and relearning the basic concept associated with women’s equality. It’s not about hating men. It’s not about women’s superiority. It’s about accepting women as equals whether in a political, economic, or social context. Feminism is about fighting for equality and addressing issues faced by both genders. It is not necessary that feminists should be females, they can be of any gender. True feminism supports both men and women and understands that both genders have problems that need to be solved. Feminism is about accepting and empowering women to stand up for their rights and not about ridiculing other genders or hating other genders. The radical thoughts of feminism give birth to Pseudo-feminism. Pseudo-feminists want a world that is ruled solely by women and they use feminism as a tool to propagate their idea of superiority. This is a reason that many people do not support feminism and call feminism a fake movement, there are also many gender clashes because of the false portrayal of feminism in society. The truth is that the whole movement cannot be defined by only a fraction of pseudo-feminists. Women deserve equality, not superiority. Feminism is for everybody. Both genders have the right to feel vulnerable or strong. Feminism is a movement that fights against the inequality of women and it is about all genders deserving a fair chance. Everyone needs to know what exactly is feminism and that doesn’t mean anything other than equality of all genders. It should not be confused with other baseless things such as superiority and blame-game against men or any other gender and obviously hatred. The movement is about the equality of women in all aspects of life. That’s it.

    Samriti Sharma
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    Feminism as we speak today, is a series of social movements, to stop the very discrimination against women across the globe. The movement was started with a basic aim to allow women a status equavalent to men. The term feminism simply means that no Sex should be treated with injustice. It stands for equality between Genders, ending the male domination in society.
    Opposed to the concept of patriarchy feminism stands to recognise the individuality of a woman, but the same has been unfortunately given various meaning which has ruined the basic aim of the movement. Many people are against the idea of feminism because thi simply aren’t aware what it is all about. Pseudo Feminism is playing a major role in the same as it is propagating the idea of women dominance over the world. It states women should be superior to any other gender and men’s hatred while that is not what feminism is about.
    Feminists advocate the rights of women that they have been deprived of, they aim to provide all the basic facilities available in society to women too, much of the concept is based on supporting the rights and interest of women just to uplift their status at par with men.

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