Does patriarchy exist? Yes!
Does sexism exist? Yes!
Does feminism exist? Yes!
Does feminazi exist? Yes!
Feminism, by definition means the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. And yes, we need feminism because of how the world has been working. Because of the superiority of one sex, which is not theoretical at all. It is very much practical. Male chauvinism is just not a word that I will use to describe the behavior of more than 50% of men, it is the word I would use to describe the behavior and thinking of about 99% of the world.
Feminism means the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the EQUALITY of the sexes. Let’s do nothing but just look at the highlighted word. By definition, that word means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. Now, since we’re clear with both definitions, every feminist needs to understand that while talking about feminism, we’re talking about only and only the equality between both the sexes. We’re not superiorizing females over males. We are not bringing out the statistics of women being more intelligent than men to ask for equality. We’re not, in any way, trying to lower down the self-esteem of the other sex. We’re not here to hate them. We’re here to want equal rights and opportunities and rewards. Some of you may easily get confused about wanting equality. Because if you want equality, then how can you be okay with the special treatment that is being given to you as a woman/girl? How can you be okay with all girl institutions or quota for girls or any other such leverage. A separate compartment in metro; okay and only okay if your concern is safety but the rest; not so okay.
If you’re a feminist in its true sense and essence, you can never want any man to hold your bags, or open the doors for you or treat you like a princess. If you want it, you should be willing to do the exact same things for your man. And if you’re not willing to do it or anything alike for the guy, then you definitely can’t want it and if you do, I’m sorry but you’re not a feminist, but a feminazi. Because why would you assign gender roles to something as small as opening a door for their partner and ask for equality? Are men so superior that only they can push a door open? Or carry weight,i.e, your bags?
A philosophy just can’t be verbally said to be proved as a part of your ideals. But it has to be practically lived, without any contradictory actions. Understand what you believe in. Don’t go around following trends blindly. Learn and understand. Feminism is not for the western women living their happy, successful lives. It is for the suppressed girls and women, in the shackles of old thoughts and patriarchy, still dreaming to be free.
FEMINISM ONLY MEANS EQUALITY. IT DOES NOT ASK YOU TO HATE MEN. IT JUST MEANS EQUALITY.