Feminism is the social belief of social, economic and political equality of all sexes (gender). Feminism incorporates that the society is majorly patriarchal and that women’s rights are compromised. This is done by fighting gender stereotypes and also seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to men.
Feminist movements have campaigned and also continue to campaign for women’s right to vote, to hold public office, to work, to earn fair wages, to own property, to receive education, to have equal rights within a marriage. Feminist have also worked to ensure women have legal access to abortion, eradication of sexual harassment, and domestic violence.
Anti-feminism is the opposition to women’s rights in one form or in all forms. In the nineteenth century, there was opposition to women’s suffrage. People opposed women’s entry to educational institutions because education was too much of a physical burden for a woman.Other anti-feminists opposed women's entry into the labour force, or their right to join unions, to sit on juries, or to obtain birth control and control of their sexuality.
Some people oppose feminism because it is contrary to their own religious beliefs. These anti-feminists argue that the social acceptance of divorce and non-married women is harmful and wrong and also that men and women are fundamentally different and thus their traditional roles should be different. Other anti-feminists oppose women's entry into the workforce, political office, and the voting process, as well as the lessening of male authority in families.
Writers such as Camille Paglia, Christina Hoff Sommers, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Lisa Lucile Owens and Daphne Patai oppose some forms of feminism, though they identify as feminists. They argue that feminism promotes misandry and the elevation of women’s interests over men. They also criticize radical feminist positions as harmful to both men and women.
Feminism in the modern age has actual gone out of it’s true path. Every person has misunderstood feminism to just be sexual freedom of a woman and not intellectual freedom. Women and men are being treated differently consciously and unconsciously. Every form of media, is now trying to incorporate feminism in their work of art. They try to make sure women are being represented in a strong manner. But they fail to understand that in the process to do that, they are actually objectifying women.
There are movies which try to represent the struggles of women but they do so through the eyes of a man which is the very problem. There are movies like ‘Immaikka Nodigal’ and ‘Raazi’ that show women in very strong roles. But all these characters were not shown as strong characters on their own but with a male support. In every movie, a woman needs to have a male support in her life and is never portrayed like how heroes are portrayed in movies like ‘Kaala’ or any other movie in the history of Indian Cinema. In all of these movies, women have been shown as supporting characters and not the lead, and that is the case in movies that are supposed to be women-centric.
While movies like ‘Remo’ objectify women and show it to the world that they can be fooled and tricked and deceived into love. The hero of the movie acts as a nurse and gets into a hospital where the person he is obsessed with works as a doctor, the woman talks to the female male nurse and also the stalker. She falls in love with him at the end of the story. IS this what we want out children to know? That women can be deceived into love and that it is completely normal to do so?
What is wrong with our society? We are fine with objectifying and demeaning a community just because we gain entertainment out of it. Feminism at this age is understood as a trend, and as something that relates to female sexuality. That is not feminism. Feminism is about not seeing gender when you see a human, but seeing the worth of the human as a person and treating them according to that.