Opponents of gender equality often label women with strong opinions as 'aggressive' and 'crazy'. Feminists often find themselves pushed on the back foot by the tone-police that is quick to label us 'feminazis' for simply demanding an equal voice.
The tag of immorality attached to women's laughter reflects in popular culture, mythic tales and also in the general political discourse.
Hello you. Yes, you. Don’t try to slink away. You know who you are. You are the pretty young college girl, who declares feminism isn’t for me when a professor asks. You are the macho man, who laughs when he meets feminist women.
With people using the word solidarity now more than usual, let's examine what the word means, and what is the goal of solidarity?
हमें फैमिनाज़ी शब्द और इसके भावार्थ को समझना होगा क्योंकि महिला हित की खोल में ये शब्द सीधे तौर पर महिला और जेंडर के मुद्दों का विरोधी है|
The notion that some loose and half assed acknowledgement of a vague and libertarian idea of gender equality makes you a feminist is fiction
More often than not, when we are at a privileged position in the society with respect to a particular section or group, we fail to acknowledge it as what it is: a privilege.
For more reasons than one, being a feminist can sometimes be a hard process. Whether it is dealing with gender stereotyping, casual misogyny, street harassment or even dealing with people who bristle at the very idea of male, caste-based or economic privilege. Some days, you feel particularly sad and broken at the thought that the path of progress is slow, and prone to so much slipping back. It is on these days, I imagine these women, all together in a room. That room is bright, airy and safe, and has enough light to power a thousand struggles, in multiple lifetimes.
"Men who want to be feminists need not be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society and make it feminist." -Kelley Temple
Female friendships are more important than we realise. They have allowed me to have a safe space for my personal and emotional growth. I feel much more understood when I am surrounded by women.