Men will be men, won’t they? Ever since I joined the internet I find myself between a clash of two types of people. Feminists and conservatives. For a feminist I am not feminist enough and for a conservative I not conservative enough. Most of my male friends think I support females blindly without being reasonable. They have very sarcastic comments towards my mentality. For instance, I didn’t blame any girl who protested against boys during the bois locker room incident.
Firstly, none of them were fully aware of what actually happened and secondly, who am I to blame anyone for anything So after the truth came out the internet was on fire with hate comments and my friends were firing on me with same. On the contrary all my female friends claim that “all the boys are the same”. Although, I still don’t understand what that means because in my point of view every living organism on this earth is unique in their own way.
Both of the kinds mentioned above believe that they are two ends of the universe but somehow they are the roots of the same tree. Surprised? Well, let me break it down for you. What do you understand by a feminist? From what I have heard, it is simply about equality. Yes, nothing more, nothing less. Treating all men and women equally is the only objective of feminist organisations. But over a period of time the real meaning has been lost somewhere in the past and our youth has defined feminist’s as short dressed, abusive in nature, drunk women. Which is just the opposite of what real feminist was meant to be.
Now, what do you understand by conservative people? A conservative is someone who believes in traditions, culture, morals, principles, etc. If you are a short dress type person does that mean you’ll never wish to wear a saree? If you’re a feminist does that mean you are meant to disrespect your elders? Do you get my point?
The truth is that both feminists and conservative are the two faces of our society whose objectives are the same but believe in a different approach. There are indeed some middlemen who spoil the tea for both the groups. But in the end the best we can do is ignore all the negativity and work towards a better society together.