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This 2 Minute Video Will Tell You What 220 Million Women In The World Deserve, But Don’t Get!

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As the world focuses on the post-2015 development goals, you may hear a lot of buzz about sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) — but what do we mean and why does it matter? The evidence is clear: SRHR has a powerful ripple effect that not only transforms the lives of individuals, but of communities, nations and our world. It begins with one; it matters to everyone!

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  1. Babar

    Once again, a feminist trying to sell the idea that in supporting women, all of us would be somehow happy. Feminism is not about equal rights, but about women’s rights only. I do not support this cult called feminism, which propels a women-worship ideology.

    1:11 – 1:15 : She is empowered to stay in school and earn an income.

    The part about earning an income is baffling. How about, she is empowered to stay in school to teach her children. Very cleverly, the part about income is inserted in the video to propel the feminist agenda of sending women in the workforce to earn, so that the entire family structure collapses and is left in dismay. And yet, again, being a homemaker is being despised, albeit very subtly.

    Women today are being sent in the army, work as firefighters, and in the police, but they are inapt when it comes to physical strength and stamina. Not only do they oppress their children by leaving them with in-laws, day care centers, babysitters, and domestic help, they also pose a danger to the people they are supposed to serve, as they cannot do a task with the same efficiency as men.

    Feminism was funded by the Rockefellers in the early 1960s to send women in the workforce, so that the other half of the population could be taxed; it was a gimmick to control society and prey on wage earners. The entire base of feminism was founded on the basis of creating an imaginary world of inequality and patriarchy, where the bosses in control pitted men and women against each other, or more precisely, women against men, sat back, relaxed, and watched as their heinous game unfolded. The net result with women in the workforce was a generation of neglected children, havoc in families, and an increase in divorce rates – all the while mockery was made of the sacred institution of marriage while those in control collected their dollars.

    It was necessary that a negative image of men was created by the media, as it furthered the agenda of feminists, because men-hating was a necessary part of the entire scheme of feminism to control and dominate. In a short span of 50 years, families have been destroyed, children have grown up with single parents, women have been targeted with an intense hatred of men, as love means marriage with a man, and that is detrimental for what feminism stands for. The idea of an arranged marriage is cringed upon, love marriages take the limelight, and with that comes the need for multiple transient sexual relationships – all the while the goal of feminists is propelled towards destruction of family life. The mass indoctrination has come with a huge cost, in which both men and women have suffered. While feminism talks about the liberation of women, it does the exact opposite.

    1. just a human with no gender,no religion and no nationality

      Ok Babar. it does affect the children if they do not spend their time with their parents i.e mother and father.

      1)the part about income is inserted in the video to propel the feminist agenda of sending women in the workforce to earn, so that the entire family structure collapses and is left in dismay. And yet, again, being a homemaker is being despised, albeit very subtly.

      Babar, being a homemaker is not despised by all woman. It is despised by those who live in a family where the job as a homemaker is not given respect. Very rarely are homemakers recognized for the hard work they do.House making is not an easy job. yet how many of us thank the housemakers for what they do for us the whole 365 days including sundays, public holidays and when we kids have our 2 month holidays they are working their heads off.
      N then u may talk about our dads who have a lot of tension. yes they do have a lot of strain n when they come back home that is like 8 o clock they have their shirts completely drenched in sweat. Now the part of respect. We do respect them. In many families as i have seen, when the dad arrives he is given food n he spend his time with the family n then he goes to sleep.n the whole cycle repeats again.This respect is to be given cuz he works for us kids.
      But what about our mom, who wakes up at 4 and sleeps at 12?

    2. Babar

      I have a lot of respect for homemakers. The problem is, feminists want you to work outside the home in order to be seen as normal, progressive, intelligent human beings. The moment you choose to be a homemaker, to enjoy the security and comfort of your home, to play with your children, there is something wrong with you. You are labelled ‘regressive’ and ‘oppressed.’ It doesn’t matter if your choice to work inside or outside the home is taken away from you through systematic brainwashing, it doesn’t matter if you have to leave your children with in-laws, babysitters, domestic help, or in daycare centers, you must work full-time outside the home to be seen as worthy.

    3. A working woman

      Dear Babar, you said that it is feminist agenda to sent women to work… Do you think women lack to ability to think for herself and what she wants?? I am an MBA… N i work in a bank… I earn n also help my dad in his expenses… When i will marry i will be able to help my husband financially too… We will both earn and bring up our family… Because in today’s world one person’s earning is simply not enough… You already know the expenses… And above i love my job… I love working… I studied and have got ample knowledge which landed mevmy current job… And i love working… Giving service to common people like you… Is it wrong? Should i sit at home? No feminist influenced me… But instead my dad encouraged me to study, to get a job and to be something in my life… Is it wrong? To have dreams? To be ambitious? To not be a home maker… Because i don’t want to… Can’t i have likes and dislikes like you? Can’t i have the freedom to decide for myself what i should do with my life without people like you screaming foul and saying it’s a feminist agenda???

    4. vimalrmadan

      @Babar! do you mean women should not have choice to work outside if the enjoy so?…do you mean the only choice for them is to be stay at home mom…there are many jobs which require intelligence apart from the ones which require sheer brute force…you mean women should not be entitled to do even those jobs?…you mean men are not able to stay at home and take are of children and love them? it beyond their dignity?

  2. Jismy

    You forget there bare women who have more than one kid by choice. on the whole meaning full message though.

    1. Jismy

      You forget there are women who have more than one kid BY CHOICE. On the whole meaningful message.

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