In the morning, I came through a rather disgusting situation. While in College, our english teacher asked us if gender discrimination is still prevalent and to my surprise most of my male classmates said yes but instead of actuality that females whatsoever are mainly discriminated they claimed that the males are much more discriminated with possibly the most ridiculous reasons like females get some reservations in everything and they have the right to get divorced from males without male’s consent but males can’t do the same and that if a girl complains to the police of sexual harassment the police officers will without any further questions arrest the blaimed and much more equally ridiculous accusations. Some even said that females should be limited to household chores and can’t take the workload at “work”. And guess what he agreed.
Wait, let me clarify the accussations. Firstly, yes females are reserved some seats in every sector whether political or career it’s because of the sole reason that females in our country or wheresoever are usually oppressed and demotivated so to motivate them to take part in every sector they are given some reservations. Also, the reservations female get in public transport are provided because of their physical liabilities like unbearable menstrual cramps, pre as well as post pregnancy uncomfort and menopausal weakness.
Generally, in our society, calm and unexpressive women are considered to be society’s grace whereas the expressive ones are considered as the disgrace. The unexpressive women don’t address the domestic violence. So, to motivate them to fight against the violence, the law that allows wives to call off their marriage without their husband’s consent seems logical.
Talking about another accusation, why would a girl put false accusations about her own sexual harassment? Maybe some (rarely some idk) do that but I don’t think that’s even right to think that a girl or anyone will do so. If you are talking about the males in my country trust me I wouldn’t doubt her either. And I am not saying that all the males in my country enjoy catcalling but majority do. Yes they do(don’t argue on this) because I know better.
Ok, so males are dominated, right? Of course, they are. They get paid less than female co-workers. Their views and dreams are almost always oppressed. They are verbally harrased by the group 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, isn’t it? If these facts were true, I wouldn’t have to write these long paragraphs explaining the ‘real’ facts.
Now you might assume that I am a feminist but no I am not. I am an equalist. Feminism is needed in this world but more important is equalism. The world would be a much better place to live 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 more than just asking for the rights, it is way more than that. It is not at all about criticising the male rights but it is about encouraging the females to own their rights. Feminism has its own duty as rights come with responsibilities. So it will be better to name feminism as equalism. Equality is what the people in this world need. So I am an equalist. And yes gender discrimination is still prevalent in our society but if we all be equalists and contribute in spreading equalism, the discrimination will soon vanish.
P.S: I am thinking of delivering this as my speech in the classroom.
Also, what do you think about these points that I made? Also, if you have any suggestions we can discuss it in the comments below.