I’m a young guy who comes from a place where gender equality stands the last thing to think of, even for the woman under strict abuse. Through comments related to certain Facebook posts authored by me, I realized it looks much more distasteful to be a guy and a feminist at the same time. The many questions that came from me proclaiming myself “feminist” found the need for this. The section below explains why I stand and remain a feminist disregarding my gender and sex.
Why I’m A Feminist
Feminism is an equal environment for humans to thrive irrespective of gender. It does not seek special rights for women, as that misconception holds to breed up more misogynists.
Yes, I do not only believe but think feminism is a position hinged to the improvement of society meant to give all and sundry the responsibility to be responsible. (A guy will not be obligated to do the proposing first when the lady is also in love. Whoever is worthy enough takes the lead.)
I’m a feminist because I love the competition. I need a wife who is not overly dependent, who will bring out the best in me as I compliment how productive she is, one who can handle certain human-made illusions attributed to the man when I’m not around, and who is not going to wait for me to arrive for strength to be upheld in our home.
Feminism exists as a needed movement only due to how inequity has thrived along humanity’s timeline to suit the un-needed wants of certain selfish men and vulnerably ignorant women themselves.
Harriet Tubman would’ve saved much more slaves than she did if some slaves knew they were slaves to begin with. It’s the same for numerous African women who are against the concept of gender equality because, those women do not know how disadvantaged they are to live in a society that smiles at a position to disfavor them based on what they had no mutable power over; Gender and Sex. It’s really a depiction of either ignorance or wickedness to judge one based on one’s unchangeable trait.
A guy can be a feminist because feminism goes beyond gender, it aims at the improvement of society. John Legend is a great one himself. Not forgetting the Buddhist leader, Dalai Lama. In Joss Whedon’s opinion,
“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
Feminism does not have to suggest men/women will be disrespected. No, the line is always drawn. Every human is always born to be different, that’s the one thing that makes us the same. The only problem that comes with the difference in gender is how it affects decisions and draws un-needed limitations.
Think of a highly productive manager who is not able to attain the due wage only because she is a woman. Limitations like a woman who has courage as strong as that of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Yaa Asantewaa, and not being able to stand up to solve needed issues all because our societies have designed a woman’s jurisdiction to be restricted to the kitchen and the definite background of a man’s success and activity.
We need to get pass that; the idea that a woman’s validity is attributed to her man. No! Both parties are equally needed to help each party. We need productive women on board. I need my Mum, Sis and Aunt. I need Bae! The future actually looks brighter with more women and men equally spearheading an improvement into society.
For those of you who are misogynists because of the Bible, Qur’an or any other holy book or religious doctrine, there is nothing more I can say than to tell you this; reason is the only known alternative in reality to take you out of that position with which you never employed reason to be in. There is virtually nothing I can say to convince you of how wrong that position is because you have shielded your brain in favor of the faith card. You will understand when you stand out of the less informed forms of subjectivity.
“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” – Sheng Wang
“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
“Many men will object to the very idea that male privilege exists, but their objection also insists on a kind of invisibility that patriarchy depends on. Few men realize how much their lives would change if women weren’t treated as subordinate. Instead, men take credit for their hard work and achievements without taking into account how much harder it would have been if they had to compete with women on a level playing field or do without the supportive (and unpaid) domestic labor that so many wives and mothers perform. Because patriarchy defines women as subordinate and ‘other,’ men can take women’s exclusion from serious competition for granted. As a result, many men have been rudely awakened by women’s entry into hitherto male-only workplaces. When men complain about the advantage some women gain from affirmative action, they ignore centuries of pro-male affirmative action that, in spite of the women’s movement, continues as the largely unexceptional default condition under patriarchy.” – Allan G. Johnson
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae
“A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of ignorant.’” – Anne Hathaway
“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” – George Carlin
“Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves.” – Kavita Ramdas
“I’m no lady: I’m a member of Congress, and I’ll proceed on that basis.” – Mary Norton
“If feminism wasn’t powerful, if feminism wasn’t influential, people wouldn’t spend so much time putting it down.” – Jessica Valenti
“Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.” – Jane Fonda
“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor.” – Wilma Scott Heide
Achaab Daniel Abalansa
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