The dumbest trending hashtag on the internet yet!
And it’s come into existence because of an advertising campaign coming from the house of Bianco Footwear and it’s premise is,
Equal pay is not enough,women need more!
First of all, unequal pay or the pay gap is an over used , beaten to death feminist talking point which is not taken seriously by anyone because every economist in the world rejects the conclusions of studies that are conducted around this , simply because it has been concluded via research that women make different choices than men when it comes to work life balance, deal with it.
Also, those that say there arnt enough women CEOs must acknowledge the fact that there arnt many women sewage cleaners and sanitation workers either…but i guess feminists want equality in all the glamorous, fun stuff.
And lastly, this ridiculous, feminist propaganda video suggests that it’s more expensive just being a woman so women deserve more pay than men! Imagine the outrage if this was a campaign for men!
Even so, this is twisted beyond words.
First of all, it is a CHOICE to wear expensive underwear, you can’t afford it? Don’t! There’s cheaper garments available too you know, that for your pocket, your employer is under no obligation to support your lifestyle choices!
And if you desperately want an expensive thong, how about you work overtime and EARN it ????
Stop begging for more lest people stop taking women seriously.
Ramadan Kareem brothers and sisters, May Allah bless us all.
Today we are going to talk about the unsung warrior princess of the
Battle of Bassorah – Ā’ishah bint Abī Bakr.
Aisha had an important role in early Islamic history, both during Muhammad’s life and after his death. In Islam, Aisha is thought to be scholarly and inquisitive. She contributed to the spread of Muhammad’s message and served the Muslim community for 44 years after his death. She is also known for narrating 2210 hadiths, not just on matters related to the Prophet’s private life, but also on topics such as inheritance, pilgrimage, and eschatology. Her intellect and knowledge in various subjects, including poetry and medicine, were highly praised by early luminaries.
Aisha was born in late 613 or early 614. She was the daughter of Umm Ruman and Abu Bakr of Mecca, two of Muhammad’s most trusted companions. Aisha was the third and youngest wife of Muhammad.
Aisha is described as Muhammad’s most beloved or favored wife after his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid, who died before the migration to Medina took place. There are several hadiths, or stories or sayings of Muhammad, that support this belief. One relates that when a companion asked Muhammad,
“who is the person you love most in the world?” he responded, “Aisha.”
Others relate that Muhammad built Aisha’s apartment so that her door opened directly into the mosque, and that she was the only woman with whom Muhammad received revelations. They bathed in the same water and he prayed while she lay stretched out in front of him.
There are also various traditions that reveal the mutual affection between Muhammad and Aisha. They were close enough that each was able to discern the mood of the other, as many stories relate. It is also important to note that there exists evidence that Muhammad did not view himself as entirely superior to Aisha, at least not enough to prevent Aisha from speaking her mind, even at the risk of angering Muhammad. On one such instance, Muhammad’s “announcement of a revelation permitting him to enter into marriages disallowed to other men drew from her [Aisha] the retort,
“It seems to me your Lord hastens to satisfy your desire!”
Furthermore, Muhammad and Aisha had a strong intellectual relationship. Muhammad valued her keen memory and intelligence and so instructed his companions to draw some of their religious practices from her.
Aisha remained Muhammad’s favorite wife throughout his life. When he became ill and suspected that he was probably going to die, he basked for Aisha’s company only. He remained in Aisha’s apartment until his death, and his last breath was taken as he lay in the arms of Aisha, his most beloved wife.
After Muhammad’s death, which ended Aisha and Muhammad’s 9 year-long marriage, Aisha lived fifty more years in and around Medina. Much of her time was spent learning and acquiring knowledge of the Quran and the sunnah of Muhammad.
Aisha had her own script of the Quran written after Muhammad’s death.
Aisha’s importance to revitalizing the Arab tradition and leadership among the Arab women highlights her magnitude within Islam. Aisha became involved in the politics of early Islam and the first three caliphate reigns: Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, and ‘Uthman.
During a time when women were not expected, or wanted, to contribute outside the household, Aisha delivered public speeches, became directly involved in war and even battles, and helped both men and women to understand the practices of Muhammad.
When Muhammad married Aisha in her youth, she was accessible “…to the values needed to lead and influence the sisterhood of Muslim women.” After the death of Muhammad, Aisha was discovered to be a renowned source of hadiths, due to her qualities of intelligence and memory. Aisha conveyed ideas expressing Muhammad’s practice (sunnah). She expressed herself as a role model to women, which can also be seen within some traditions attributed to her. The traditions regarding Aisha habitually opposed ideas unfavorable to women in efforts to elicit social change.
According to Reza Aslan:
The so-called Muslim women’s movement is predicated on the idea that Muslim men, not Islam, have been responsible for the suppression of women’s rights. For this reason, Muslim feminists throughout the world are advocating a return to the society Muhammad originally envisioned for his followers. Despite differences in culture, nationalities, and beliefs, these women believe that the lesson to be learned from Muhammad in Medina is that Islam is above all an egalitarian religion. Their Medina is a society in which Muhammad designated women like Umm Waraqa as spiritual guides for the Ummah; in which the Prophet himself was sometimes publicly rebuked by his wives; in which women prayed and fought alongside the men; in which women like Aisha and Umm Salamah acted not only as religious but also as political—and on at least one occasion military—leaders; and in which the call to gather for prayer, bellowed from the rooftop of Muhammad’s house, brought men and women together to kneel side by side and be blessed as a single undivided community.
Not only was Aisha supportive of Muhammad, but she contributed scholarly intellect to the development of Islam. She was given the title al-Siddiqah, meaning ‘the one who affirms the truth’. Aisha was known for her “…expertise in the Quran, shares of inheritance, lawful and unlawful matters, poetry, Arabic literature, Arab history, genealogy, and general medicine.” Her intellectual contributions regarding the verbal texts of Islam were in time transcribed into written form, becoming the official history of Islam. After the death of Muhammad, Aisha was regarded as the most reliable source in the teachings of hadith. Aisha’s authentication of Muhammad’s ways of prayer and his recitation of the Qur’an allowed for development of knowledge of his sunnah of praying and reading verses of the Quran.
During Aisha’s entire life she was a strong advocate for the education of Islamic women, especially in law and the teachings of Islam. She was known for establishing the first madrasa for women in her home. Attending Aisha’s classes were various family relatives and orphaned children. Men also attended Aisha’s classes, with a simple curtain separating the male and female students.
During the time of the third caliph Uthman, Aisha had a leading part in the opposition that grew against him, though she did not agree either with those responsible for his assassination nor with the party of Ali. During the reign of Ali, she wanted to avenge Uthman’s death, which she attempted to do in the Battle of the Camel.
She participated in the battle by giving speeches and leading troops on the back of her camel.
She ended up losing the battle, but her involvement and determination left a lasting impression. Afterwards, she lived quietly in Medina for more than twenty years, took no part in politics, became reconciled to Ali and did not oppose caliph Mu’awiya.
Aisha died of disease at her home in Medina on 17 Ramadan 58 AH (16 July 678). She was 64 years old. She and the Prophet (PBUH) stay in the Lord’s house nowadays.
The best women are the women of the Ansār, for their modesty does not prevent them from learning about their religion.
Ramadan KareemThere’s a lot of misconceptions about Islam – especially in relation to women and feminism. Alongside traditional “Western feminists”, there’s two common branches of Muslim feminists: “secular Muslim feminists” and “Islamic feminists“.
I believe in feminism within Islam – both being not only compatible but mutual. In Islam men and women are different yet equal. Women are treasured in all forms – as humans beings, believers, daughters, sisters, mothers, wives…
To give a brief introduction, here are few quotations depicting women’s equality to men and status in Islam – belonging to the Qur’an and the ahadith (sayings/teachings) of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
“The most complete believer in faith is the best in morals, and the best among you is the best to their wives.” (Tirmidhi)
“And among God’s signs is this: He created for you mates from amongst yourselves (males for females and vice versa) that you might find tranquility and peace in them. And he has put love and kindness among you. Herein surely are signs for those who reflect.” (Qur’an, 30: 21)
“They (your wives) are your garment and you are a garment for them.” (Qur’an, 2: 187)
“O Messenger of Allah! Who is most deserving of my fine treatment?” He said, “Your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then your nearest, then nearest.” (Narrated by Abu Hurairah – Bukhari and Muslim)
“Observe your duty to Allah in respect to the women, and treat them well.” (Prophet Muhammed’s Last Sermon)
“I went to the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them.” (Narrated by Mu’awiyah al-Qushayri – Abu Dawud)
“Verily, women are the twin halves of men.” (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)
“And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women.” (Qur’an, 2: 228)
“Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms.” (Qur’an, 24: 30-1)
“When one of them gets a baby girl, his face becomes darkened with overwhelming grief. Ashamed, he hides from the people, because of the bad news given to him. He even ponders: should he keep the baby grudgingly, or bury her in the dust. Miserable indeed is their judgment.” (Qur’an, 16: 58-59)
“Their Lord responded to them: “I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female – you are equal to one another.” (Qur’an, 3: 195)
“The believers, men and women, are helpers, supporters, friends and protectors of one another, they enjoin all that is good, and forbid all that is evil, they offer their prayers perfectly, and give Zakah (obligatory charity) and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will bestow Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Qur’an, 9: 71)
So there you are – it’s a vast topic but I hope that’s given some insight into the beauty of being a Muslim woman. Abuses against women in the name of culture and through ignorance and a lack of understanding of Islam, do not represent Islam and are contrary to the rights that Allah had ordained and bestowed upon women.
It’s 07:45 am. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning in the capital town of India, New Delhi. New Delhi is the capital of India. India is a great country. Though it is a ‘bit’ overpopulated, where ‘bit’ is being used as an understatement inducing agent. India is also a very just nation.
Because Delhi is world’s worst places and natives of this place are really evil, Indians decided not to outcast Delhi but reward it with the title – Capital. Being a capital city is a great responsibility. You need to make sure you are overpopulated and scarce of resources. This in turn would hike prices and people would work hard and earn less. The city would get costly and to an outsider would glitter ‘RICH’.
A Rich place is a good place. Lights should always stay on. You should never sleep. Delhi never sleeps. It works 24/7. In between naps it robs, kills, scams, whores and rapes too. Delhi likes raping. India enjoys rape. India makes rape a frequent activity. Indians believe every women has a secret desire to get raped. The world also shares a similar belief.
India rapes in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Surat, U.P and before you tell me to stop stating that you know this and you choose to ignore because things like these are depressing. I would like to state the real fact. Yes every women has a desire to get raped. And that is not at all a secret. And as shocking as it would hit you, every man also has a desire to get raped. The entire human consciousness has a desire to get raped, wherein rape stands for losing control over self and let the universe run it’s own course. Rape means not to try and control anything because it’s a futile attempt. Rape doesn’t always mean a sexual crime, you depraved society! That would be it for today. Have a nice day.
Recently, Lisa Hayden said she wants to have kids and loves cooking. Sounds normal right?
Not to feminists.
What ensued was a storm of raging, indignant voices, almost all feminist, tweeting, posting, writing about how that single statement by Lisa Hayden, was somehow enough to drag all of femininity back to the dark ages.
You see there’s a deep rooted belief in the mind of every feminist that only ‘women'(who stick to their ideology that is) have suffered throughout history & now, It’s OK even if sometimes in their pursuit for ‘equality ‘, they do get a little unfair in their evaluations. Men have had ‘power’for so long thanks to ‘patriarchy’ , that a little lack of logical reasoning is only legitimate in the feminist hemisphere.’
See I don’t get it! And you can’t blame me because it’s so blatantly hypocritical. No feminist protested the words of Hillary Clinton when she said “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life”
OR when Betty Friedan said “[Housewives] are mindless and thing-hungry…not people. [Housework] is peculiarly suited to the capacities of feeble-minded girls. [It] arrests their development at an infantile level, short of personal identity with an inevitably weak core of self…. [Housewives] are in as much danger as the millions who walked to their own death in the concentration camps.”
OR when Gloria Steinem said “No woman should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.”
They don’t bat an eye lid when a feminist says “Kill all men!”
But one interview from a little known star wife, who said “I am a housewife and wear that label with pride. Why can’t you be an accomplished homemaker? Accomplishing could mean anything one has their heart set on. I had a tough pregnancy, bringing Misha (her seven-month-old daughter) into this world. Now, I love being at home and spending time with my child. I don’t want to spend an hour with her and then rush to work. It’s not that I am not a woman of today. You don’t have to compromise on traditions and ideals to be modern. Why did I have her? She is not a puppy, you know. I want to be there for her as a mother; seeing her grow up cannot be quantified,”
was enough to break all chains of hell lose! Frankly, none of what the star wife said seemed illogical or offensive to me but to feminists, this was an extreme view and those of Gloria Steinem and the like are not!
Apparently, the advocates for ‘choice for women’ have taken it upon themselves to run other women down, who do not subscribe to their ideas and chose to adopt more traditional roles.
Radhika Vaz, a feminist comedian went on to write the following on Twitter
“The next bitch who says she’s not a feminist needs to pay dowry and then perform Sati. And be married off at age 11. And no school for you”.
Of course, there were interesting replies soon after, but those of us with a different viewpoint were accused of lacking a sense of humor.
The point is, not only was the tweet not funny, it wasn’t anywhere close to facts either because, none of the issues that she mentions were ever tackled by feminism. Feminism deals with important issues like freeing the nipple, internet censorship, trigger warning, slut shaming, demeaning women who choose traditional life styles, blaming men for all their problems, wanting a free pass in life etc etc where do they have the time to end child marriage or slavery, or women burning themselves on the pyre of a dead husband.
This is why, I’d like to point out to Radhika, and others like her holding up the ‘I need feminism because…’ placards, that I’m not a feminist because I know it’s not about equal rights but about absolute supremacy.
What started off as a movement to get women the right to vote and own property has long been hijacked by a group of radicals who cannot match you logic to logic, want to be able to get away with murder, literally so, and be called a victim all their life.
These feminists are not okay with men who are interested in what they earn, but wouldn’t marry a poor guy in a million years…
These are the kind of feminists, who have instigated the rise of the MGTOW or Men Going Their Own Way movement, thus attacking the family system, forcing men to shun chivalry while complaining about the dearth of good men in society.
True feminism must defend a woman’s right to choose at any cost. It must be left to the woman to choose to work or be a stay at home mum. Isn’t that what having a choice really means?
Like any social movement, timely reforms in ideology are both important and inevitable. It’s time now, to balance the act and glorify the choice of stay at home mothers just as supporting the ambitions of women joining the paid workforce. That’s the only way that feminism can get to retain the title of the eternal defender of women’s choices.
This is a ‘viral’ image, doing the rounds of the Indian social media scene for quite some time now. An educated, ’empowered’, female actor telling us what issues our ‘women’ face today & how feminism is the answer to them all.
Here’s the problem with it though… FEMINISM is NOT the answer to any of these issues and I’ll tell you why….
India does NOT need feminism because —
Feminism assumes that only women are raped. It doesn’t take into account that men can be raped at all! Or that rape is an equally prevalent lurking danger on little boys and adult men as it is on little girls and adult women. Feminism also assumes that women cannot be perpetrators and that it’s OK for women to not be charged as harshly for the same crime as a man.
India doesn’t need feminism because it doesn’t count homemaking a respectable enough job to even count as ‘work’ when it really is a full time job. A shocking statement emerged from the Indian Supreme court lately according to which, s wife cannot be a ‘parasite’ on her husband’s earnings! This, of course, garnered a strong support from feminists overlooking the implication it holds. Traditional roles were meant to compliment each other and not be parasitic! It was the perfect balance of yin & yang, if you will which created a sense of harmony within the family & the community. Also, they failed to highlight the fact that the supreme court had meant this for cases involving alimony and made it sound like a blanket statement for all women! While I am not against women in the workforce, I do feel that more comfortable in the natural assigned roles for the genders. It’s a personal opinion, and I do not mean to try and change it to legislation but I do NOT appreciate the extreme counter view being endorsed by the country’s most supreme judiciary either! Or being portrayed as such, in this case!
Feminism also belittles the role of mothers in the lives of young children. Also, it strives to achieve equality with men only in offices and blue collared work places. Ever seen a feminist demanding the right to being a coal miner or gutter cleaner??? No equality needed there huh? Also,it doesn’t take into account the fact,that for more menial tasks men are preferred over women and for a lot of jobs in offices like that of a secretary or receptionist, women are automatically preferred to men and feminism doesn’t count that as discrimination!
India does NOT need feminism, because it cannot solve the issue of ABORTION because it is a.STAUNCH supporter of the practice! Women’s right to choose has led to more killed babies worldwide than sex selection EVER will and notice also,how feminism assumes that only female babies are aborted! In the west certain extreme lobbyists are pushing for the right to legalize all abortions NO MATTER WHAT which means abortion at any time during the pregnancy right up to the 9th month and even after because a woman’s body is her domain but the little entity inside her, which she is supposed to protect and nurture, is ‘ not a person ‘ and ‘ just a lump of flesh or cell’s! That’s a feminist’s definition of a human baby, not mine!
India doesn’t need feminism because it fails to account for all the little boys and girls , who are pushed into hard work at an age that they should be studying and building a future. It somehow makes that also a gender issue.
Not everything is a gender issue. We need a humanitarian approach, egalitarian if you must, but the moment you say ‘feminism’, you’re automatically excluding half the population from the very word describing your political movement. While the issues mentioned in the placard Kalki is holding are very real, feminism, I’m afraid, is not the answer.
I was reading the newspaper sometime back and came across an article about a 16 year old boy’s struggle with gender identity ‘confusion’ and how he initially thought he was gay and how he finally embraced the fact that he’s actually a girl , and how he’s going to have a sex change operation after his class 12 exams. His family & peers are supportive and his NRI mother bought him his first dress even and thinks he has pretty legs! The story, of course, doesn’t end here. The mother goes on to narrate how she felt he might be gay initially as he always insisted on playing with dolls and wigs and even though he was ‘encouraged’ to play with tanks and guns, he never conformed! Also, by the time he was 12 years old, he was already going in for counseling sessions as he felt he was gay and wanted help with this ‘confusion’.
Now I’ve seen 12 year olds and I’ve been a 12 year old myself. I’m sure everyone has. When I think of my childhood, I remember having a little chapter dedicated to intercourse in my science textbook and that’s about it as far as my generation’s exposure to sexual knowledge went. As a child that young, I recall being curious, but since there were so many things around to keep us distracted, like sports, debates,books,and.meaningful time spent with the family where we.learnt some values,that there was hardly any space for sexual craziness. Also,there was nothing much on TV that depicted overt sexual imagery or homosexuality as even a concept, there was no burden on most children from my generation, to come to terms with or identify with. What’s also interesting is,the fact that I recall not being a very stereotypical ‘girly girly’ myself in fact, I played basketball, baseball, loved wrestling and hated cooking! But back then, this was not defined as ANYTHING really, just kids being kids and doing what they wanted without a care in the world. There was no burden of gender identity or any definitions at all. As matter of fact ,every child goes through a phase of confusion where he or she is unable to decide what they want to become. Back then,it was about choosing a career, nowadays it’s about choosing a sexual orientation and a gender! So what’s changed? Nothing much, I’d say. Children are still children, but it’s the parents and culture that’s changed. The mother in this story states, that when he discarded the guns he was ‘encouraged to play with ” she was afraid that he might be gay!!! Wow! THAT is very telling. The mother,the school,the counselors managed to play havoc with this child’s absolutely NORMAL phase of exploration and led him to believe that he’s confused. What kind of a parent sends her 12 year old for counselling because her son likes to play with dolls and what kind of counselors end up convincing the child that he’s actually a boy trapped in a woman’s body? This is borderline child abuse if you ask me!
Also, where is the FATHER in all of this? I can’t help but notice the absence of a ‘father figure’ in the child’s life. Did he even get to give masculinity a chance? And I refuse to count ‘offering him guns & toy tanks’ as a fair introduction to his true, natural , masculine instinct. Of course,children are struggling with a lot today as their lives are full of violent and sexual imagery thrown at them through pop culture and movies and then there’s this huge LGBTQ movement to reckon with, that’s creating a turmoil in their tender minds. At an age when the knowledge of heterosexuality can be shocking enough for the child, imagine a daily dose of homosexuality, transgender-ism, androgyny, gender fluidity etc thrown at them! No wonder they’re turning out like this. In the end I’d like to say just one thing
“God is not the author of confusion but of peace “
It feels good to be able to express myself. The world today does not appreciate a Son of Patriarchy trying to tell a Daughter of Matriarchy ‘her place’. But you would know, that that’s not my intention. You see, our ‘arch’ rival, Matriarchy, who has always been around but has failed to gain a stronghold in society as we have, is always jealous of our success & acceptance. But I must say she does lack the drive to charge forward & fight for the throne, therefore, she keeps a low profile & rarely causes any trouble. But you daughters of Matriarchy have caused trouble from time to time . In fact, somehow, you have even managed to have your way in brother Supreme Court, first cousin Judicial System & our very own son, the constitution too! In fact the legal kin have bent over so much to your whim that it’s almost like they’ve had a sex change! And why not, your liberal pursuits are thoroughly backed by power hungry maniacs with a very distinct & clear agenda.
At first we were extremely generous. The demands were logical, why wouldn’t we be?
It’s only fair for a daughter of matriarchy to have equal footing in terms of education, owning property & the right to vote just as the sons of patriarchy do. so we granted that wish. Instead of acknowledging our generosity, we were belittled & a smear campaign was started against us. Is that how you repay people who accept your demand ?
It was said that we ‘gave in’ & that woman power made this happen. No. We just felt it would make absolutely no difference to us if women wanted to own property or gain an education or the right to vote etc. We had been dealing with this nonsense for centuries! Goodness knows what a herculean task it is to ensure that your family in particular & society in general is protected, fed, clothed & well looked after! We sure could use some help! We just hesitated at first because we knew this was a bother, an necessary evil & we were gentlemen who were chivalrous. We cared about your happiness & wanted to protect you from these burdens. Also, we felt you were already occupied with the heavy task of raising another human being! We noticed how you absolutely loved running a house of your own! No wonder you hate socks lying around & a wet towel on the bed & a kitchen full of dirty dishes. You hated it back then too. You instinctively knew what to do with the babies who grew in you & we loved them because you showed us how! We did the toiling & you baked the bread. We built the house & you made it a home. It was perfect. Alas, all good things come to an end. So did this golden age of happiness.
Look at what you’ve done now! This is EXACTLY why our ancestors were hesitant to give you power & control. For with power comes great responsibility, & that you do not accept, till date. You want the freedom to roam about alone at night, but you shun the responsibility to protect yourself. You look towards the authorities, the society, us sons of patriarchy, to ensure that a safe haven is somehow created for you. We always knew the world was an unsafe place. We knew it when we were cavemen & stepped out to hunt. How do you suppose we captured our next meal? We risked our lives in doing so. Back then you knew it too. But as time went by, your mind was manipulated by those among us who seek total control. And they are using you to break what we know of a nurtured home, a strong family, a moral society. When would you realize this?
You want sons of patriarchy to give up our natural instinct of aggression & leadership. But at the same time, you expect protection & chivalry. And we don,t blame you for that because we know that’s not you, that’s the battle you lose within yourself each day as you fight your own inner instinct of being a nurturer & your manipulated mind forces you to become something you are not.
Crime against children is at it’s highest today. Any idea why that is? What do you suppose would happen when you snatch a child away from the loving arms of his mother , who has been tricked into believing she is of no worth if she doesn’t join the workforce, & shove him in a room full of other lost children being taken care of by an attendant, a stranger or at home alone in the custody of a nanny, All of these strangers have absolutely no natural instinct to protect or nurture the child.
Why can’t the father stay at home you ask. Well a father just might. There are fathers who are doing it. But tell me this, why can’t you? Nature believed in you when she decided that instead of the father, it would be you, the mother who would bear the child & bring him into this world & for this task, mother nature prepared you too. She gave you a forgiving heart, a soft embrace, a creative bent of mind. So much so that even your body is shaped to nurture a little human being. You are the first person he recognizes, the first person he trusts, the only person who can feed him for a good amount of time, the only person who understands what he says even when he doesn’t speak. What more does nature have to give you, what words does one need to spell out to you, for you to realize that this is your most natural role? Of course you must pursue your talents. You are creative, no doubt about that. But the key to a fulfilling life is to strike a balance & assume the role that is meant for you.
Please think it over. If not for us, then for the sake of the children.
I recently came across these pictures in my news feed on a social networking website.
Firstly, I think the statement being made is very sexist, considering the fact that it supports the notion that ONLY men rape & ONLY women are victims of rape! If we look at the statistics, we would find that women are just as capable of and responsible for, sexual crimes against children, men and other women.
Secondly, such arguments, that radical feminists bring forth, do not do justice to the concept of Personal Responsibility.
It’s as bizarre as saying, “Hey, why should I lock my door, why don’t you teach your kids not to steal? ” Of course nobody has the right to sexually assault or abuse another just as NOBODY teaches their children to commit a crime but some people DO IT REGARDLESS & that’s just a sad truth.
About dressing up, I say wear what makes you comfortable but if you step out dressed provocatively, it is bound to provoke a reaction because by definition, provocative means something that provokes. This is not to say that a short dress is in anyway responsible for the act of rape. But what IS a factor that may contribute to it is a passive looking person.Rape is, after all, about power & domination, however cowardly & heinous the act may be. It rarely, if ever, is about sexual gratification.
So, I feel, the claim that teaching women to defend themselves and take precautions like pepper spray etc does NOT promote rape culture, on the contrary, it runs along the lines of the same logic as “locking our cars & front doors” or “looking right then left before crossing the road”!
Therefore, people should quit setting examples that defeat logic & if anything, spread awareness on how to safeguard ourselves in situations that may compromise our safety & well being. So, instead of making provocative statements just to gather a political and social reaction, activists must focus on equipping people with factual knowledge and a narrative based on real, practical solutions.
Our safety is our own responsibility and while there’s no denying the importance of spreading the right messages in society, the need of the hour remains a demonstration via actions, of truly responsible behavior because equal rights come with equal responsibility.