Radical Feminism; A Question Mark on Society
Radical Feminism means the elimination of Male supremacy in all social and economic contexts. This perspective seeks to abolish the patriarchy to liberate everyone from existing social norms and institutions. This movement is rising nowadays in Pakistan, which will lead to an ultimate disaster. The supporters of this movement are just shielding themselves behind this Radical Feminism slogan. On the back edge, they’re simply extremists. Genders are made by society and conflicts are also forced upon them. These specifications of gender have risen up a war which will destroy the foundation of society. The need for society is not equality but equity.
I’m not an anti-feminist person as I’m women too, but I stand against this emerging perspective which is giving birth to an unleash demonic force. As we’re living in an Islamic country and the majority of the population is Muslims so according to our common religious beliefs, we must believe in equity. If one person dominates and the other subordinates, there is no shame in it. The person who leads or dominates has more responsibilities to perform whereas the subordinate somehow is in a safe zone. If we talk about a family unit, the husband and wife are the two most important pillars of it. Both cannot dominate at a time. If they’ll there will be a collision and disaster will be taken place as if there were two Gods to rule over this universe, the system was destined to collapse same goes with this family unit scenario. There must be a one-person who takes authority and responsibility. This person must be a strong-headed, focused and determined person. Usually, males perform this duty and I don’t think so that females should retaliate to this, and take these excessive burdens on their shoulders. Women have many other responsibilities on them and men cannot handle those responsibilities as women do.
Women are the one who builds the home (an abstract idea) whereas man builds a house (a concrete idea). A home is where you feel happy and secure whereas a house provides a shelter. Both are incomplete without one another. We must take privilege in performing our duties which are assigned to us by God without questioning. God has given a unique quality of ‘Patience’ to women and being a woman we must acknowledge this power of ours rather thinking of it as a drawback of our personality. If we have this extraordinary power of being patient then why not take advantage of it? Instead of being outraged and standing in front of our opposite gender as a competition. Be their supporters, not competitors. Life will be much easier by taking this initiative rather than be a part of radical feminism.
“The mess we are living in is a deliberate one. If it was created by people, it can be rebuilt in a way that serves all, rather than a selfish hoarding few.”
Written By: Ghumama Amjad