One word is booming every where now and by the use of that word women in this world think that they are at the verge of creating revolution. (No offence to anyone).
But this is not what I m thinking or I m saying this is what I can see the world saying nowadays. Every women is upto the use of this word. And mostly every women in this society says that " I am a feminist I stand for feminism". I will say very good to all the women out there but some of them do they really know what feminism is about.
Feminism is the belief that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men. The words "feminisme" ("feminism") and "feministe" ("feminist") first appeared in France and the Netherlands in 1872, Great Britain in the 1890s, and the United States in 1910. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 1852 as the year of the first appearance of "feminist" and 1895 for "feminism".
Feminism in India is a set of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women in India. It is the pursuit of women's rights within the society of India.
First-wave feminism was a period of feminist activity and thought that occurred within the 19th and early 20th century throughout the world. It focused on legal issues, primarily on gaining women's suffrage (the right to vote).
We are in 20th century so we think we are morden women's and we are working for this. But even in 19th century some great women's are worked for them selves. They knew that they want they worked hard for that and achieved that. I don't know they used the term feminism or not but they did what they wanted and for their good.
Homai Vyarawalla, commonly known by her pseudonym Dalda 13, was India's first woman photojournalist. She began work in the late 1930s
Maharani Chimnabai, also known as Chimnabai II. A progressive woman, she worked toward education for girls, abolishing the purdah system and child marriage, and she also became the first president of the All India Women's Conference in 1927.
Aruna Asaf Ali was an Indian independence activist. She is widely remembered for hoisting the Indian National flag at the Gowalia Tank maidan in Bombay during the Quit India Movement, 1942. After Independence, she remained active in politics, becoming Delhi's first Mayor. She was an active member of Congress Party after marrying Asaf Ali and participated in public processions during the Salt Satyagraha.
Ramabai Ranade was an Indian social worker and one of the first women's rights activists in the 19th century. At the age of 11, she was married to Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, who was a distinguished Indian scholar and social reformer. In that era of social inequality, women were not allowed to go to school and become literate. Ramabai, soon after her marriage, started to learn reading and writing with strong support and encouragement from Mahadev Govind Ranade. Starting with her native language Marathi, Ramabai strove hard to master English and Bengali. Inspired by her husband, Ramabai started 'Hindu Ladies Social Club' in Mumbai to develop public speaking among women. Ramabai was also a founder and President of 'Seva Sadan Society' in Pune. Ramabai devoted her life to the improvement of women's lives. Ramabai Ranade with her husband and other colleagues established in 1886 the first girls' high school in Pune, the renowned Huzurpaga.
So even at that time ladies was active in media, reporting. They were on political front, they did good for society, and even after marriage they did not stop learning or doing stuff for the society.
But standing for themselves they are bringing change for themselves for their betterment. The ladies out there are not demanding anything big basically what they are standing for are equal social stands, right to education, raising voice against domestic violence, a long fight on to stop rape. About equal standards in office, no use of any lose talks for this purpose some office are up with zero tolerance moment. That if something happens wrong the ladies out their are free to complaint against them.
They do are standing for them self, the women facing domestic violence are do raising their voice against it, they are filling complaints. But all are not doing the same may be because of society pressure they are required to keep quite, or if they had field a complaint, they are forced to take back that complaint. Rape victim are atlest saying "yes something was happened wrong with me" they are taking help of police now they are also not sitting quietly and ignoring. There are still some people who are against taking action with a reason that their name will be spoilt (what a shit seriously). Rape or any harrassment do not only injures physically but they do mentally also people should understand this.
But each one of us (women's) has to stand for ourselves don't wait for someone else to wipe your tears. Because to survive you have to fight, the one who fights is the one who services. Or as Charles drawin had said survival of the fitest. So ladies fight, stand for yourself #femisim.