There are three kind of people who get involved in the Feminism debate. The ones who get it , the ones who don’t get it and the ones who want some attention at the cost of it.
Honestly if you are the first kind , you are like me , going about our lives and doing our two bits. Occasionally throwing a fit and trying to drill some sense into the second category , often exasperated as to why they don’t get something so logical.
I did that for the longest time. Getting into loggerheads with some or simply calling out their bluff because it irritated me when they ironically called being Feminist – wanting to be a man or stupid and pointless . I’ve had amusing discussions with the kinds who completely question the need to ‘talk about it’ much less ‘fight for it’ because they feel that the world’s already a super cool place to be a woman. Good times.
But then as you observe these conversations closely , you begin to see the third category emerging. They are the ones who are now taking the fun out of a heartfelt argument between category one and category two .
They aren’t confused , Ignorance isn’t bliss for them. They don’t get bothered about the fuss everyone’s making .They pass irrational and often factually incorrect comments in the name of feminism for a momentary spike in their popularity .
What I have chosen to do is focus my energy on the second section. It’s the majority and they are genuinely living in their myopic euphoric worlds. One that’s fair to women, where we get equal pays [ or alteast due credit for our contribution , ideas or zeal ] , men share work load at home [ or atleast are appreciative of all that’s being done for them by their equal half ] , advertisements aren’t selling fairness creams or jewellery in the name of ‘looking more confident ‘ [ on your wedding day or during that business meeting] , we are raising sons and daughters alike and 5 year old girls are safe [ irrespective of whatever they are wearing to tempt any male in the range of 16yr to 60yr in their vicinity]. It’s also a world where women aren’t judged for choosing to keep their maiden name after wedding or otherwise and heroines aren’t beating up 20 men to prove that they are playing a women centric role.
There’s so much to tell them , to point out how shallow their logic is , to show them the stereotypes they are practically living day in day out.
Am not going out on a dandi march ( as yet ) but I am going to turn a blind eye to the third category . The one’s who would pass snide remarks and try to fire our passion and feed through our energy to get that reaction they thrive on.
Nope dear lady in a short skirt from an affluent background , you’ve lived a life rich with opportunities and possibilities and yet you are judgemental of women who aren’t exactly Gen Next. You could ride away on your high horse , giving us a lecture on how women should or shouldn’t dress . It may confuse a section of the second category when you equate ‘lifestyle choices’ to feminism , misplaced rebellion or whatever vocab you are throwing around by the virtue of being a literary figure of a ‘certain standing’ .
But not me. You are not getting any attention from me . We have larger battles to fight and you’ve already picked sides.
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