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There has recently occurred a barrage of outcry calling out the idea of ‘feminism’ as unsympathetic and brutal towards the opposite sex. These groups define themselves as ‘Anti feminists’ and do not support the objectives of Feminism. However, there relies a huge discrepancy regarding this prejudiced thought process. To begin with, Feminism does not portray the idea of Women against or, to say, overpowering men in any way. The term ‘feminism’ was first coined by a Utopian Socialist and French Philosopher in 1837 and has been used in favour of equality for women to that of men. So, as per the basics of Feminism, it stands to provide equality to women and men along it.
Anti Feminism created a ruckus across social media when a radical group of both men and women started to bash feminists for being overly dramatic and called for ridiculing it since they believe there is no inequality. Both the sexes have been living in a Utopian world in harmony. These theorists believe that the idea of feminism supports male-bashing and the provision of extra privileges to women, which, however, is not a fact but a misconception and is completely elusive of the data concluded of women’s neglected suffering.
The following examples provide for the provocation of Anti Feminism and describe why fighting against feminism is levity in all sense.
The given picture explains how the writer claims not to be a victim but a survivor. However, not everyone in the world believes in being humiliated, harmed and coming out as a victor. There is nothing wrong with speaking up when one has been wronged and put up through brutal tortures.
The misconception that feminists are portraying men collectively as rapists and wrongdoers are untrue. The projection of Feminism stands against the acceptance of rape in society. Feminists are Not Men Haters. The encouragement that a bound history provides from countries around depicts how a male-dominated society objectifies women as sexual play games without their will. The ritual of suppressing your voice because you believe you are strong enough to bear anything insidious and insulting to your own being. Feminists never asked men to be quiet about their sufferings either, so why are feminists being blamed?
Most of these Anti Feminist posts begin with a tagline that reads #iamnotafeministbecause.
In the above post, the individual is talking completely regarding her personal life that does not describe millions of women who do not have these said basic rights. It is, in fact, congratulatory that one is not oppressed and believes inequality; he has always been counted as an important individual. Well, that is exactly what Feminists want. However, not everyone has a life free of suffering. Some innumerable women are oppressed and are not given even the basic treatment they should be presented with for being a human.
The absurd knowledge of how Feminists are bra burners, angry, one herded people is illogical.
At the end of the day, Feminism is not male-bashing and does not demonize men. True feminism does not intend to enslave men or anyone but instead discourages the dominance of any one group over another. Not every man is a rapist. But women are raped, mutilated, burned alive, and saturated in male-dominated societies, which need to be abated.
The hegemonic countries with a better and stable condition for women, therefore, must not pry about ‘why feminism is not needed’ because they, in reality, never needed it. There exist women who do not have the right to speak for themselves living in a ‘purdah’ world and need a change that ceases them to be puppet-ed around like objects.