If I had a dollar for every time I get asked ‘are you a feminist,’ then I would beat Billionaires and Trillionaires in Dubai and rank at the top on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Sadly, I am poor but a hot mess.
So, here we go with the most common questions and my favorite of the lot.
Question- Are you a feminist? If yes, then why? What do you think of feminists?
Answer- I will try to be as reasonable as I can while answering this question. Bear with me. So, yes, I call myself a feminist. I believe in equality of status, rights, and opportunities for all genders.
Please stay with me.
- Do you think 1=1? 2=2? 3=3? Do you think they are equal? Yes?
- So, men spent a privileged, entitled, and patriarchal life for over 100 years. Yes? But women can’t do the same?
- Both men and women demean and insult other women at every chance they get. Sexist, threatening, body shaming, lewd jokes are directed at women. Yes? Don’t even dare think no.
- Do men get questions about their family or work-life balance? Raise your hand if yes!
- Have women been silenced, forced to give up their education, careers, lose their individuality for centuries?
- How come divorced men are forgiven, loved, and accepted but divorced women are damaged goods?
- How is it a woman’s fault when she becomes a single mother, and the man is not held accountable for his actions?
- Let’s not forget the concept of marital rape and domestic violence. I am not saying men don’t suffer the same. Don’t miss the point. I am saying women suffer it more at the hands of men.
- Are women objectified, judged, and trolled for their bodies all the time?
- Equal education. Equal pay. Equal treatment. A dream?
It’s so shocking to think how did society come to accept this treatment of women? How and why did a pattern alike get normalized?
Some men are more educated on paper but are still the dumbest. Highly educated and woke people mete unfair treatment towards women regularly and often internalize conservative attitudes toward women’s social roles.
So, yes. I am a feminist. I am a feminist because I have reasons to be one. I didn’t choose to be one. I didn’t choose to be born in a patriarchal society. But now that I am here and understand what’s wrong with the system, I will fight for what is right for as long as I can.
Thank you for your stupid question. XOXO