In conjunction with the International Women's Day 2019, I would like to write about some of my thoughts on feminism. As a matter of fact, I'm a feminist, and this has been ever increasing over the past few years. I strongly support women's rights, and I despise any discrimination against women.
Honestly speaking, there's significant gender discrimination in the society today, existing in many forms. Women not being offered the same opportunity as men, blanket negative remarks towards all women, women's opinion not being valued, women being harassed by men without the ability to fight back, women being required to give more but get less in return, and so on. I've seen enough.
It's true that the society has done a lot to protect women's rights. Credits when it's due. However, there's still plenty of room for improvement. Often, all that's required is a change in the mindset that men should be superior to women. Yet, this may be the most difficult thing. Some men claim that they support women's rights, but the way they treat women clearly shows otherwise.
I wasn't always a feminist in the past. Back in primary school, I used to oppose women's rights. It was in 2009 where I began to realise the importance of women's rights, after giving it some deep thoughts. Since then, I've been a feminist. Unfortunately, despite being a feminist, at times I've inadvertently done things that are discriminatory against females, which made me feel quite guilty and regret.
I know, feminism is not a very popular idea for now. Some people even go to the extent of claiming that it's men who get discriminated. These people either are being ignorant or are just plain selfish. But no matter what others say, no matter what happens, I'll stay firm on being a feminist. It's something I'm proud of, and it will always be the case.