What is feminism?
According to the dictionary it is:
‘the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes’
That means, feminism is a promotion of gender equality.
- Why then, do some people promote women and put down men in the process, all in the name of feminism?
- Why then, do some women who call themselves ‘feminists’ put down other women if they’re supposedly advocating women empowerment?
Perhaps the word feminism is a misnomer, for it may be mistaken to mean the upliftment of only women. This is what I would call pseudo-feminism.
However, even by this false definition:
- this is still no reason to opprobriate males
- and shouldn’t women be working together rather than against each other?
I think that men and women should both receive equal opportunities, but more than that, I believe that people should be judged on an individual basis – depending on their individual personalities and capabilities, because each person has their own strengths and limitations, regardless of their gender.
If this opinion of mine matches with the definition of feminism, then I am a feminist. Are you?