Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
I've seen more posts than I have liked today conveying that women are to be revered as they give birth to men. This is in no way an astute or mindful statement, rather reinforcing the existing patriarchal nature of some or most cultures. Women are the givers of life. Period. They give birth to females AS WELL.
Women provide essential balance & stability to the world, without which civilisation would not exist as we know it. While it is wholeheartedly welcomed & accepted that all genders may embody any characteristics of their choosing, such as being strong or expressive of emotions etc, society cannot deny that some qualities are expected of women and men respectively. What one lacks the other fulfils, manifesting in harmony & equilibrium and if otherwise, resulting in the certain implosion of any society. We need one another to function and exist, undeniably.
Bar biological limitations what the woman can do a man can also do and vice versa. This is a FACT. We are the same. We are all human and that is the one and only thing that matters. Womens day is a day to again shine light on the injustices and inequalities women STILL have to face despite being of the same make of their male counterparts. Is this right?
I believe there is a misunderstanding surrounding the word FEMINIST which in actuality simply represents the firm belief in the equal rights of women and men. Call it an EQUALIST, if you will. I fail to understand why our fellow men are not making more of an effort to realise and push for this. If you believe otherwise, I truly feel that you should study how it is to be a women, imagine life in your mother's shoes if you possess the capacity. Wouldn't you want her to be treated the same?
We need the likes of intelligent, self-assured and compassionate males to join us in our fight for equality. This fact of life, that is misconstrued in cultural excuses, needs to be instilled from the very beginning. It would be due to a lack of compassion and understanding if my words & actions were labelled as anything other than what is just & necessary. Despite all opinions I will be passionate about this until this is realised. Until the day comes when this equality is achieved, yes everyday is womens day and a continuing effort to gain awareness of this issue.