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The Pseudo Feminist

Yes, I am a feminist

No, I don’t think men are evil

No, I don’t hate men

No, I don’t think all men are rapists

Yes, I believe in equal opportunities for all

Yes, I believe men should be respected

Yes, I stand for men the way I do for women

Yes, I am a feminist


Being a feminist means that you fight for the equality of everyone irrespective of gender. It’s about respecting diverse women’s experiences, identities, knowledge, and strengths, and striving to empower all women to realize their full rights. It’s about leveling the playing field between genders, and ensuring that diverse women and girls have the same opportunities in life available to boys and men. Even men can be a feminist, woman's rights don’t relate only to women like the way they used to. We should break this myth that men are more prominent than ladies or the other way around. Instead, both of them are similarly significant.

While Feminism focuses on uplifting and empowering women, fake feminism is doing exactly the opposite. Pseudo-women's activists want to cure every one of the treacheries perpetrated on women, frequently by lashing out and disparaging men. What they neglect is the central substance of the development towards women's liberation: equality. Another type of fake feminist liberation is solace in woman's rights. We often don't understand it, however, fake feminist rights are surrounding us, stealthily taking cover behind women's liberation. The women are fighting out there for reasonable rights, but don’t waste a minute telling a guy sitting on a Ladies Reserved seat to vacate it.

Fake Feminists believe and try to convince others too that men are evil, they believe that women should be provided with certain opportunities all because they are women, doesn’t it show that women are weak? Where in fact they aren’t. There have been many incidents where fake feminists use their power against a man to pull him down, to make sure they don’t get any kind of respect in society just to take revenge. For an instance, there have been cases of false allegations where a woman claimed to be raped by a man but after police investigated, he was found not guilty. Although, society still disregards him. Is that fair to a man? Where is he wrong? It ruins that person's entire career, not only is that person degraded in the society but their personal life and family are also affected. Their future is put to a question mark, even if they win the case in court because society blindly believes every tear shed by a woman.

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If you respect men the way you respect women or vice versa, then you are a feminist because feminism is a concept that was introduced to make women realize their worth and give them the confidence to stand for themselves but never to suppress men.

In ancient times, men used to dominate women and ill-treat them whichever way they wanted to, women had to fight a long battle to make them realize their worth. And, now when they respect women, pseudo feminists are doing exactly what men once did to women. How have we developed as a country then? Because of these so-called feminists, everyone’s value is questioned.

Recently an incident occurred in Lucknow, where a cab driver was slapped continuously by a woman even though he was innocent. He and the police constable standing weren’t able to do anything because they knew if they slapped her even once the crowd there would beat them for slapping a woman. The woman broke his owner’s phone and he still didn’t say a word. This is not something for which women fought a long battle. This is a simple case of fake feminism. There have been many cases for example the incident where a woman accused the Zomato delivery boy of being late so that she didn’t have to pay, the locker room incident where a group of girls plotted against boys due to which one of the boys attempted suicide; just to name a few.

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Once in a reality show, the woman was praised for slapping four guys whereas a boy who was cheated by a girl was scolded for slapping that girl. Don’t you think they both should have been scolded and should feel guilty for their actions? When slapping a girl is wrong, then why slapping a boy isn’t wrong? This is the exact problem our society is facing right now. Feminism means supporting both genders and demanding equal rights for everyone and not torturing men all because they are men. Feminism is knowing that men and women are two pillars of our society and none of them should be disregarded.

A large number of fake feminism activists say men can't be women's activists however they should realize that a women's activist can be, a man, or a lady, or a trans who trusts in equality. A Feminist is a dad who treats his little girl and child reasonably. A women's activist is a spouse who regards his significant other to settle on her decisions without forcing his decisions/suppositions on her. A transgendered lady who likes some other person needs equivalent treatment and regard is a women's activist as it were.

In the name of opportunity & equality faking gender biasing should not be the goal.

Otherwise, till date, we fought for women's empowerment & now we are planning for the future fight of man empowerment.

“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong…it is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, not as two opposing sets of ideas.” ~ Emma Watson
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