5 steps to Empower Women

Fighting Patriarchy is a long journey – filled with strife and rigid mindsets. On this journey we need to start empowering the women around us.

NOTE – this piece is for BOTH men and women who do not believe in patriarchy and would like to have gender equality around them!

BTW – men too are feminist if they believe that women are equal. Remember by the simple dictionary meaning – feminism is the belief that women are equal to men. And NO it does not say that men are inferior!

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                                                           Fighting the chains of Patriarchy

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Recognize Patriarchy for what it is (Series 1)

Patriarchy is defined by a male oriented social norm – which largely leaves women out. It speaks of male dominance in all aspects of life.

We need to understand what Patriarchy is and confront it. This norm not only de-humanizes men but ensures that they suffer as much as the women in this web.

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I like Adichie’s version of Feminism!

I read this piece around the thoughts of acclaimed Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – on what she thought Feminism was and “raising your daughters right”. She comes from a highly patriarchal society and has faced her own series of struggles and continues to advocate for women’s rights and opportunities.

In one of my favourite quotes Adichie says :

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Adichie’s brand of feminism

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Remembering #NayiSoch : Son of Saroj

In a patriarchal set up where you are known by the name of your father and it takes a PIL by a mother in the SC of India, to get the mother names as ‘natural guardian’ – this ad was like a breath of fresh air!

Introducing – Son of Saroj


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