‘PROVOKING STRONG REACTIONS IN THE BATTLE OF PROVIDING EQUALITY FOR WOMEN’, this is what a feminist does in my opinion. In this arduous pursuit to achieve and establish political, social and economic rights for women, feminists forget about their own selves.
Here are some valuable thoughts every feminist needs to know.
You are doing the right thing!
When people start yelling at you on Facebook or Twitter, don’t be let down! You are going on the right track if you are following equality, that’s what feminism is about! Keep aside the thoughts of people who deliberately want to play devil’s advocate on all your thoughts and words. You have a broad thinking capacity, but this doesn’t mean that you need to double check your conceptions every time.
HAVE A STRONG BELIEF, MOVE ON.
- You can make efforts but stop grilling yourself!
If you can’t participate in every rally, it’s ok! Calm down! Like every person in this earth, you need to ear, drink, sleep, work, take care of family too. So if you are feeling like you are not working enough, then take a deep breath and relax.
YOU HAVE MANY MORE HOURS LEFT OUT TO CARRY OUT ALL YOUR AMBITIONS.
- You deserve all the respect!
Not everyone will treat you with the same respect. People may hate you for many reasons. Their opinions might not match with yours or some may hate you because you are a feminist. But remember, if you are strong enough to stand up for feminism, you must fight for the respect you deserve to be treated with.
IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BEING ILL TREATED, RAISE YOUR VOICE AGAINST THEM.
- If you affect one person, then you are making a difference!
Of course everyone differs in their own thoughts and views. It is really hard to change the mindset of each and every one. So reaching large audiences and interacting with a large number of people doesn’t matter. If you can change the mindset of just a single person then it is enough, you have made it because the chain continues! You just have to help one person stand in their truth little steadier.
YOU ARE POWERFUL, NEVER GET WORRIED ABOUT THE COUNT.
- It’s good to have higher dating standards!
Your values are important. And you deserve to be with someone who willingly accompanies you in the fight against patriarchy and not someone who is complacent in their power over you. Tell your partner that you are a feminist (equality supporter) and you need your own space. Never get oscillated in these thoughts. Once you are set in the world of feminism, say a firm NO.
STAND FIRM IN YOUR VIEWS.
Feminism is beautiful. You all deserve a big thank you for making our environment more pleasant. Thank you for redefining all relationships and making women remember their worth and pride.
“FEMINISM IS NEVER EASY, BUT IT IS GLORIOUS., AND SO ARE FEMINISTS.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This article is written by Aditi Nath, our intern.