Is feminism the correct term for my beliefs?
Do i believe women should get equal rights and opportunities as men? yes. Do i think women ought to be respected at all times? yes.
Personally, I don't really want to be called a feminist. I think men and women have completely different duties in this world. When broken down to the basics, it is ideally a man's duty to do hard work to earn for and support his family, while it is a woman's duty to take care of her home and provide comfort + moral support to her family.
Sure, if a woman wants to earn for herself and/or her family, she should have every right to; but I believe that women shouldn't be demanding for a right to 'take over' the men and their jobs. Or think of themselves 'better' than men.
A very popular example is Beyonce's song Run The World, in where she states that girls run the world. Honestly, the world is dominated by men, and though it could do with more females in higher positions, claiming that girls 'run the world' is just a tad too selfish (not to mention untrue). In Lady Gaga's song ScheiBe, she states that girls should 'fight for their rights'. There is no mention of 'taking over men' in any form. It is quite an empowering song, encouraging women to be independent and to feel beautiful. Now that's the correct way to get the message across!
I am strongly for equality amongst both the genders, and that is it. Men should respect women, and women should respect men and stop picking on them. men of the recent generations are not to be blamed for male domination. The idea of men having a stronger hand in running things everywhere had already been implemented thousands of years ago, and to get annoyed with the men of today is of no use at all.
Looking at this in another way: I don't want to be called a feminist. But my answers to the questions in the beginning of this post would most probably make me one (theoretically) anyway. I must know this: What could be the correct term for my beliefs? Equalist?
Your suggestions/opinions are most welcome. :D
- Furree Katt
"Respect begets respect." - Anonymous
"All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die." - Bob Dylan
"Before God, we are all equal." - Anonymous
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My guest blogger is Furree Katt. She's homeschooled. She's 17 years old. At such an early age, she works as a Kindergarten teacher to support her family.. and the good thing is, she LOVES her job. She's an avid blogger. She likes colours. She likes everything and anything, especially Drake. She's a joy. Check out her awesome blog: Furree Katt and read her brilliant posts.