Ghallywood actress Lydia Forson has penned a long note for all feminists asking them not to necessarily try to go the extra mile in the fight to get the idea of women’s right based on equality of sexes to everyone, according to her most of the people speaking against the right of women do that based on misconceptions.
Her long note has listed detailed explanation on what the word “Feminism” stand for as opposed to the general idea about it out there.
She may be on the right path with her words, do we actually understand what feminism is, Is it a call for women not to get married or stand toe-to-toe with men ? Lydia says is not a fight against men or hating of them but rather is a fight against the abuse some men rain on women.
Take time and go through her note below:
- We don’t hate men, we just don’t like the abusive, oppressive and chauvinist type; we also don’t believe our world “should” revolve around them if we don’t want it to. (Honey if you want your world to revolve around your man, go right ahead knowing you did it by CHOICE).
- We don’t hate marriage, we just don’t believe it’s a MUST for every woman, or there’s a timeline for when you should just to please society.
3. A lot of feminist are married and even stay at home wives. Author Malaka Grant is a wonderful mother of 4 a stay at home mom and one of the strongest feminist I know. Famed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is equally married with a child. My sis Hajia-Xalia Qassim is equally a mother, wife and a strong feminist. **So where’s the proof that feminist hate marriage or never marry.
4. Feminism isn’t a word limited to only women, but men too. Because it’s all about the fight for equality irrespective of gender; if you’re a man and you believe this, you’re a feminist.
5. Feminism has no age, class or “look”. How you dress, the job you do, your lifestyle etc doesn’t determine if you’re more or less of a feminist. You can wear a mini skirt, a hijab or dress like a tomboy and still be a feminist.
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