Feminism is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. Feminist is a supporter of feminism. I’m a feminist. I’m not prejudiced towards men. I believe that women should also be given the same rights as given to men. I feel like from my childhood I am supposed to do more domestic work than my brother. He was provided with a meal as a king but I have to bring my food by myself. The girls of our society consider asthenic and flimsy that they don’t do something worthy. People don’t expect something courageous to be done from a girl or women. I was not allowed to go the long trip of my college but my brothers can go. I realize the girls should also be provided with the same rules as boys. Being a feminist, it does not mean that I hate men of my society but I just want to enjoy those rights which are only provided to my brother and other men of society.
I am very fond of driving, its one of my great desire that I have my own car and drive by myself. So, that I can go anywhere I want. But my society and my family norms and values don’t allow me to do this. Whenever I asked my parents that why I cannot drive they always reply that “driving is not safe for women or girls”. Women have no guts to drive a car properly. The men of our society allowed to drive and to go anywhere they want. There are some famous quotes from my favorite personalities, about feminism. They people courage me a lot to become a feminist.
Malala Yousafzai said that “I raised up my voice- not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back”.
Brigham Young said that “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation”.
In our society, being a wife means being a slave, who just get orders and do what she is ordered by her husband. I totally disagree with these norms and traditions of my society. Women in our society are treated like “Rose” but I don’t want to be a soft rose, who could be crushed by anyone. I want to be a strong person.
Women are not exquisite. In this society, women are not allowed to interfere in an important matter of family. It is supposed that only the male member of the family should take the final decision. But in reality, the women’s thinking ideology and vision matters as much as that of men. almost in all the landlord families, women are not provided with their proper rights in property, because it is considered that they might not be able to handle all the things after their marriage. This is the basic right of a woman to get her share in the property. we are all human beings, we all made up with the blood and flesh. So, there should be no difference between men and women. We should stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.
Author: Maryam Zafar