As promised in my post “Feminism at it’s best” (where I didn’t exactly talk about feminism but about a female with a bad attitude) I will write a post about feminism. And here it is.
So basically feminism, in a nutshell, is a range of ideological movements that supports the rights and equality for women.
Personally, I don’t call myself a feminist or put myself into any ideological group apart for the one that’s my own common sense and thinking. Even if I might fit into a group, I wouldn’t want to be labeled as a person who belongs anywhere. However, this is not about me so moving on!
I have to say that I absolutely support any ideological group (apart from those that are destructive by definition) including feminism. I think it’s great that there are people who fight for a good cause.
But of course, like any other group, even feminism have extremist. And yes with extremists I mean the “I hate men they should die” kind of people. It’s sad that the minority of people who are like that represent the entire group of feminists. It’s obviously not the lone case because we can see that problem with many ideological groups.
It’s sad that those self-destructive people have such strong voice so they eventually muffled all those with a good intention. Personally, I believe that those extremists are undereducated and ignorant about the real causes of the group that they’re trying to represent. So they only look into their own benefit or better said, they only voice what they think they represent. Therefore they have no right to call themselves a member.
The behavior is obviously destructive and harmful, not only for those who are the real feminists but also for themselves and everyone else involved. The “Feminazis” (as the internet calls those extreme feminists) are people that need to be silenced and not advertised and blown up on the big horn, so to speak.
But of course, it’s a normal occurrence in the human society. People share and talk about those who are destructive and don’t fit into the real ideology. That’s simply because the Feminazis are more entertaining because people can laugh at their general ignorance. Of course, that sets off stereotypes and pushes the people with good intentions into a pit of hatred.
If people would stop generalizing and just think about WHY the specific group was formed and only hear the people who are trying so hard to push their good intentions into someone’s ear, we would have a much better world. But of course, that’s not how it works because people move with the flow of the majority.
I can say that I hate people who put a shadow on people who are trying to do good, just because of their own selfishness. It’s pointless to hate men. It’s pointless to set ridiculous ideals that have nothing to do with social equality.
I said social equality because I do believe that’s what feminism is about? Please correct me if I’m wrong.
Anyway, we’re on the second part of today’s blog. The equality!
First of all males and females are not equal. And by that I mean we are not biologically and psychologically equal.
That part is obvious, right? Ladies have female parts and Gents have male parts… The physique of our bodies is different, we have different hormones or we lack on/have more of the gender-specific hormones. There are some additional body organs at one gender that the other one don’t have… Female’s brain works slightly different than male brain… I think you understand my point so far.
So based on that, I believe that laws and working conditions should be out in a way so it benefits both genders. That does not mean that anyone should have better conditions/pay or better opportunity than another. I just think that we need to take it into consideration that females do get pregnant. That doesn’t mean that females should be kept as a “side worker” just because they CAN give birth to new people. Meaning the fact that a specific candidate can get pregnant is immediately makes them an undesirable candidate for the job.
Just wrap your head around it, people. If you want babies, you have to realize that there’s someone who has to give birth to it and that someone is also completely capable of working while they aren’t pregnant or taking care of the new creature in its first months. Like I said before working conditions and laws should be set in a way so it BENEFITS BOTH GENDERS!
Females need a pregnancy and baby care leave and males need a daddy leave also an “I need to sort out some emotional stuff” leave. (I think the second is needed, both genders are emotional.)
So yeah, I think we should treat both genders with respect and not stereotype one’s abilities. We’re all different, yet all capable of doing the job we desire to do, no matter the gender. Of course, some adjustments must be taken into consideration for any extreme occurrences, other than that working conditions and laws should be made to benefit people in a rightful and justified way, no matter the gender.
No gender should be superior to another because both genders have a set role in the world (biologically speaking) and no one should take the advantage of that.
Of course, the problem with that occurs mostly because of social and religious views of a given society. It’s close to impossible to change someone’s views when they haven’t changed in centuries. No matter how primitive the views, as long as there is a society that supports them, there’s really nothing we can do.
In the past, those problems were solved or changed by force. As an example, I’ll give the Christianization of Slavs. Their beliefs and culture was whipped by force and a foreign religion.
I don’t think we evolved past that behavior, but in a sense, we do see it as unethical. However, I can’t say it won’t happen again with some other religion.
Anyway, because we’re not talking about religion (I’ll probably write a post about religion too), I’ll go back to equality.
I don’t think we can achieve equality, but big thumbs up for those who believe it’s possible. Keep believing in your dream! But I do believe that we can achieve JUSTICE. And I also believe that’s what people mean by advocating equality.
What do you think about the topics?