You Do Not Have to be Ashamed to Call Yourself a Feminist, and Here’s Why.

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Once at a discussion about ‘Gender Equality’, a fine young man stood up and proudly said, “Women get to walk in free for certain parties, but men don’t, where’s the equality there? You do not want to lose privileges you already have.” Yeah, so have it. It is not like women protested to have that privilege. No woman died of hunger for that. No woman killed herself for that. They have had 1001 issues to use those methods. Way more serious than the privilege to walk in free for the parties.

Just because you know martial arts, it does not mean every girl will kick and survive from a rapist. Just because you have parent protection, it does not mean every girl will be saved from being a forced prostitute. Just because you are smart and empowered, it does not mean every woman has the strength to say no to harassment.

Women were deprived. For centuries. Gender mattered. For opportunities, education, employment and representation. It is about why ‘women’ are more vulnerable? Is it about the biology or are you ‘meant to’ treat yourself vulnerable? From Emily Davison who stepped in front of King George V’s horse for the suffrage of women, to Malala Yousafzai who took bullets in the head while campaigning for girls’ education; Women rebelled for the lost opportunities.Questioned the hierarchy. Sought answers. Why lose the equality for being born a ‘woman’?

FEMINISM. The movement for the lost equality. Or the equality never had in the first place. Do not just look around you. Look beyond. With empathy. The need exists.

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A Happy Short Movie. 

Scientists say, when we die each one of us gets a 7 minute brain activity. The brain releases a massive amount of hallucinogenic chemical DMT. The life we spent, the things we did, the words we spoke might flash before us. Our very own short movie.Directed for many years. Edited for 7 minutes.

The book you never read. The movie you never watched.The place you never visited.The dreams you never followed.The risks you never took.The love you never expressed.The grudges you never sorted. The misunderstandings you never understood. The people you never valued. The mistakes you never forgave.

We constantly groan about Monday Mornings.Exam Stress.Body Flaws.Mental Depression.So on and on.But at the point you realize how short life is you instantly start to enjoy the moment. To value every single minute.To live your life.

Take the risks.Endure the obstacles.Strengthen your soul.Fight the demons.Follow your dreams.Love all endlessly.Hope you watch an amusing one.You never know.