The idea that the world has changed and so has the mindset of its inhabitants has been touted continuously that one might as well indulge themselves into fantasizing it but they ought not dwell on it long enough because the actuality rather contradicts the claim. If anything, it’s been much more reserved than it ever was or, plainly, has always been conservative to begin with. While in school, I remember distinctly a discussion that was held. One of our english teacher had asked us if gender discrimination’s still prevalent and to my greatest despair, most of my male classmates agreed with the statement but instead of the factuality that females whatsoever are mainly discriminated, they asserted that the males are much more discriminated with possibly the most ridiculous reasons. For instance, they claimed that females unnecessarily get some reservations in everything and have the right to get divorced from their male correspondent without the male’s consent but males can’t do the same and that if a girl complains to the police of a sexual assault, the police officers will, without any further interrogation arrest the blaimed and much more equally horrid accusations. Some even had the audacity to dictate that females should be limited to household chores and can’t take the workload at “work”. They might’ve been unaware so I take it on me to educate those of you on the issues and hopefully no one decides to stay ignorant -after all the clarifications- by the end of the article.
Addressing another accusation, why would a girl or just anyone put false accusations about their own sexual harassment? Maybe some might have an ill intention on a rare case but that’s an exception. And especially, if the males in my country are on the question, trust me, I wouldn’t doubt her either. And I am not indicting all the males in my country for catcalling but majority do entertain it.
Ok, so males are dominated, right? Of course, they are. They get paid less than their female co-workers working on the same position. Their opinions and voices are almost always oppressed. They are verbally harrased by groups of dominant females every time they pass through them in the street. According to a recent survey, nearly one in four male will be a victim of sexual assault in his lifetime and is likely to get raped. So, these facts are all true, aren’t they? If these facts were indeed true, I wouldn’t have to write this article, at all or atleast I’d be addressing it differently.
Now, I might have come off as a feminist and you may have assumed me to be one but no, I am not. I am an equalist. I agree feminism is needed in this world but equalism is much more important. The world would be a much better place to live in if there would be no discrimination (of any sort), not at all. Nowadays, people are criticising feminists because they have the wrong idea of feminism. Feminism is much more than just campaigning for the rights, it is way more than that. It is not at all about arraigning the male rights but it is about encouraging the females to own their rights. But I’d rather be called an equalist than a feminist. Equality is what the people in this world need. It’s for us all, not limited to a gender or two. And, yes, gender discrimination is still prevalent in our society but if we all be equalists and contribute in spreading equalism, the discrimination will no longer prevail.
P.S: This is an updated/edited version of the article I wrote few years back.