Month: April 2015

I am a feminist, and I do not hate men

Lots of men think that being a feminist is just taking charge against the entire male population. Surprisingly, there are some women who thinks the same. But I suggest before you come and criticize feminists, just do some research first.

So what exactly is the meaning of “Feminism”? As per oxford dictionary, “Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”. As per Wikipedia, “Feminism is a collection of moments and ideologies that share a common goal; to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women”.

So where has the “hating men” part has come from? How did that notion emerged out of nowhere and established grounds on “feminism”?

I believe that this was because that when women try to achieve their equal rights (positions), men fear that women are challenging to their stability on these positions and eventually end up stealing them. I have only a very short experience in the software industry. As per what I have experienced, men do not hate entering women in tech. In fact they love it. But the problem arises when women try to climb the ladder, Men care and nurture women when they are subordinates, but when the women try to climb up the career ladder, men tend to block it.

More over, men take the message of feminism in the wrong way. A very good example would be the women empowerment video of Deepika Padukone and how the society responds it. I believe it is the time to understand that feminism is not hating the entire male population, but empowering females to do what they like, what they want and what they are capable of.

In concluding note, I couldn’t resist sharing this video, for the sake of females who proudly say that they are not feminists.