"Being feminine does not essentially make me a feminist!"
My wife wrote recently wrote this article with the above title where she tells why her femininity doesn't make her a feminist. To summarize the article, it talks about how feminism has lost it's vitality with which it was born.
She talks about how men too face certain issues at home, at workplace as well as in the law but they are neither addressed nor taken account of.
She feels there's nothing wrong with the patriarchal society that we live in until women are given equal opportunity at work when they have similar expertise and skill set.
She also feels that she doesn't need to work to feel empowered and wants to feel equally empowered being a stay-at-home mom. It's the power of choice that matters.
She feels utter shame for women who despite touting equality want seats reserved for women in public transport and wouldn't even bother to vacate for a more deserving elderly male.
She feels it's about time we refashioned our cultural conditioning and strive for a society where feminism gets morphed into a much coveted equality and egalitarianism. Because in her opinion women can't go on playing the victim card perpetually and go on crying forever for "life is not unfair". It's time we began to empathize.