Modern Feminism Is A Sensitive Revolution That Scares People In Power

I also sometimes wonder, how feminism will ever enlighten the issue of equality, and not discouraging men’s worth? Because, this is the truth. People fear feminism a lot, only because of the sensitive revolution associated with it.

This world has set a refined definition of righteousness already from the ages, and people are blindly following it just because they consider it the “rule” to be followed, not “the right thing!”.

Feminism is a random synoptic presentation of those rules, mended in the form of sex.

Feminism is nothing but the equality bar laid by the brighter brains of the universe.

Talking in general and understandable terms, feminism is the advocacy of women’s right, based on the equality of political, academical, economical, and social constraints for the legitimate assignment of opportunities and positions.

This trending cliché term has always acquired a certain conception differently for a diverse population. You can ask any small town women or our househelp, “What is feminism?” to them, and they will have only one answer – “not to be beaten by their husbands”.

On the contrary, if you ask the same question to a millennial kid, she will definitely show you an enormous sense of credibility to be provided, such as equal wages, equal respect, equal zeal to promote in career, equal opportunities and many more.

That’s the difference among people’s mobility over generations and financial status.

Feminism is a sensitive revolution

I also sometimes wonder, how feminism will ever enlighten the issue of equality, and not discouraging men’s worth? Because, this is the truth. People fear feminism a lot, only because of the sensitive revolution associated with it.

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They consider that it will influence the decline in power and authority of “man dominated” society, as all feminists want to overshadow men’s reigning world.

This is not feminism at all. She/her/hers pronoun doesn’t mean that the world only has to think about women, and prioritize them abruptly. There’s a certain rise in the graph of modern feminism thoughts, and it should be optimized within the society as well.

Right to be independent 

We, as modern feminists, demand an independent right to behave, speak, act, dress and neglect (yes, of course!). There should not be the “allow” word for working women, and there should never be “thankful” guilt among them. These small moderations will only differentiate the act of modern feminism in society.

From Indian mythology, we have seen Ahilya as the blamed identity, who was punished by sage Gautama Maharishi, just because she was caught with another man. Why did no one ask her first about the misunderstanding?

We have seen Draupadi molested in front of whole assembly at Hastinapur, just because her husbands considered her as one of his possession. Why, not even the oldest person dared to stop all chaos?

We have seen Sita as the culprit, for which she had to prove her chastity by an ordeal of fire. Why, even her beloved husband couldn’t stop the rumours for her sake?

These are the few in the millions’ cracked up experiences faced by many generations, in one or other way. This issue raises a delicate matter of unconscious gender bias, how the personal traumas and the personal experiences can affect the perception of many herds.

Some people just afraid to accept the exact moral of feminism, some just ignore the fact of giving equal importance to women, some even differentiate among women with different caste, creed and colour, and some doesn’t care at all what is happening around. In all sense, it is wrong and unacceptable.

Feminism comes from very basic act of daily activities, like listening opinions of women, giving space for her peaceful mind, not expecting them to prepare meal timely, never questioning her decisions on career and choosing friends, etc.

My vision to modern feminism is not only demanding for equality, but an unbiased ecology of free living. I love the fact how Droupadi Murmu has raised the bar high and slapped all those who were suspicious of her capabilities because of her belonging to the tribal community, and not considering her as just a normal human being.

I love the fact how Michelle Obama made history by becoming the USA’s first Black Lady, who didn’t lose her identity because of her husband, but continues to champion the cause through the Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program within the Obama Foundation that supports grassroots leaders working on girls’ education.

It’s all up to the perception and acceptance of the fact of modern feminism. It only demands alliance of humanity, not femininity.

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