Since when has being capable become a bad thing? Since when has learning new skills become a bad thing? Since when doing your job has become a bad thing?
I think this generation has gotten feminism all wrong. There is a long way to go to become equals. The society will not make our lives easier, true. But why are we so bent on picking up useless, meaningless things to base our advocacy upon and shout out our lungs on social media about how we are wronged.
What irked me was a video this women's day. People who know me personally know that I don't hesitate to call a spade, spade and I keep miles away from making controversial statements and write anything that can evoke angry response. I like peace and quite and everyone happy. But then there comes a time when things have become too much.
The video in question asked people around the world to "uncelebrate" women's day, mentioning that women's day is merely a hashtag circus occurring in the social media channels, clearly forgetting the fact that they created something hoping to create hype on this matter.
First of all, it was clearly the term "uncelebrate" that made me sick. Not only because it doesn't exist, but also because brutally killing the essence of the word "celebrate".
Two negatives never make a positive in real life. When things are already bad in the world and when we have one day when we are cheering and appreciating womanhood, why do we have to make that day ugly as well. Why can't we make each and every day more beautiful by becoming stronger and powerful.
We don't need to complain. We need to take charge. We don't need to ask why, we need to tell them why not.Yes, we live in a patriarchal society, but trust me, there are more problems we need to fix before asking questions such as why we need to make tea every time someone comes home, and why we received lewd remarks when we wear shorts.