There's a lot of uproar in the society today about women's rights and then even more ballyhoo intended to malign this movement a.k.a Meninism. Quite often we find ourselves caught up in between the 'Battle of The Sexes'.Women call men sexists, the men respond by calling them feminazis. Each might have their reasons but let's all understand that Women LOVE their men and the men are all hearts for their dames. There's just a lacuna of understanding and facts. Educational sources are available galore but instead of getting the facts right, people fight with half baked factuality and loud voices. I appreciate action but the issue with being called a Feminazi is that the side calling us that forgot to actually look up the definition of this simple and well-intended eight lettered word.
We understand the struggles each one of us went through because there is a heavy possibility that we had the same experiences in the past or may have in the time to come.So, we no longer pull our sisters down and call for more and equal opportunities for all. But we run up against some resistance when we demand a bigger table. The resistors need to dial their egos down and be a little more humble and informed.
Especially for my ladies out there!
1. The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood! Oh, Brother! She's written this shocking piece that'll give you chills to the bone. And mind you everything she has talked about has happened in human history at some point in time. These are all actual accounts of the mistreatment of women. She's in my top three authors list, without a doubt (and boy, is she going to stay there forever).
2. We Should All be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about modern solutions for modern problems. A one tonic remedy for every ailment of society, Freedom. Freedom of expression and freedom of thought. This book is a light read with only fifty pages in some of the editions.
3. The Yellow Wallpaper
Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a master storyteller. Her tale of Marital manipulation will leave you bewildered, to say the least.
These books are a personal suggestion to anyone looking to have a meaningful discussion and not a narrow-minded debate replete of sexual slurs and disrespect towards any gender. Go out and educate, not hate!