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5 Reasons That Will Tell You Why Feminism is Important in Countries Like India

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What comes to your mind when you heard of the word ‘feminism’? Maybe favouring women more and showing men as inferiors. It’s not correct. Feminism is something not related to just women only it is a belief where it demands an equal opportunity to both the genders and not overpowering women over men. Feminism is a notion where all humans should be treated equally irrespective of their gender, caste, colour or creed. Most of them think that ‘Feminism’ is a movement only for women but it’s not just a women movement.

It’s a movement for all humans that means giving freedom and equality to both, i.e. men and women. If we talk about feminism, how can we forget mentioning some of the greatest feminist icons in our history which include names like Rani Lakshmi Bai, Chandbibi, Sita and many more?

Let me tell you more about why is feminism important in a country like India?

1. To liberate women from male dominance

Do you know why India needs feminism? It is because to free women from male dominance. A woman of today should be considered as the responsibility of only men to take care of her throughout life. She should be capable enough to take care of herself so she is not dependent on her father, husband or son.

Several practices like Kanyadaan, Raksha Bandhan and Pardah system highlight the importance of male dominance in the society which shows that women are weak and they need protection from men.

Also read: 7 Instagram Accounts You Would Love To Follow Which Are Showcasing Feminism

2. To promote gender equality

India needs feminism to promote gender equality. Both women and men should be treated equally in society. We know that women are considered inferior as compared to men. They are forced to do things which they don’t want like getting married at an early age. They aren’t allowed to do their own business or enroll themselves in the job.

So, if feminism would be there, they will also get an equal opportunity just like men gets so that they can also do whatever they want.

3. To make sure that women should be respected whether they are working or not

In India, it doesn’t matter whether women are working or not. She is still treated with disdain and considered inferior to men. Most of them think like it’s a big crime if a woman is well-educated and can support herself. If a woman chooses to take care of her children rather than doing a job is criticized and if she wants to do the job and does not want to stay at home still she is criticized. No matter what women are criticized in every situation which is not the right thing.

Also read: Women worldwide: What Do We Think About Feminism

3. Breaking the taboo of menstruation

Women in India are treated no less than animals when they are on periods. During this time, they aren’t allowed to touch anything, they are forced to sleep on the floor, and even they can’t talk to anyone. Isn’t that cruel treating like this way? In India, there is a lack of knowledge and awareness about menstruation which is important for everyone to know.

Women in rural India don’t have access to hygienic sanitary pads due to which they get an infectious disease or die. The reason behind this is they are shy to talk about this thing because of the mindset men have which needs to be changed.

4. To stop telling women how should they dress

In India, women are persistently avoided or rejected for the choice of their clothing. They are judges on the type of clothes they wear. They are not allowed to wear short clothes as it invites rapist towards them to do badly against them. So, we need feminism to remove this mindset that clothes can’t describe someone’s freedom to live.

Also read: 7 Powerful Women Who Are Making A Difference

I am settled as a housewife, found writing to be my calling. Enriching, empowering and evolving through my writings I desire a better place for all. In my journey as a writer on this website I have become a more informed and compassionate person and have made new relationships in the digital world.

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5 Acid Attack Survivors Who Are Leading By Example And Inspiring Change

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The recently launched movie ‘Chhapaak’ starring Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey has been a super hit film that narrates the heart-wrenching story of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. We all know who Laxmi is now, she has become a superstar among us and across the country. This is all because of her strong will power which inspires each one of us. She has made quite hard efforts to prohibit the sale of acids in the market. She even inspires other acid attack survivors who have not stopped themselves but they have proved us by continuously going on and reaching to greater heights by their hard work and efforts.

Have a look at some of the acid attack survivors and their stories which are truly inspiring.

1. Laxmi Agarwal

Laxmi Agarwal

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Laxmi Agarwal who has become a celebrity now. She was attacked by a 32-year old man after she denied his proposal. She was just 15 years old at that time. She has emerged strongly from the incident and now she is a popular TV host, mother to a one-year-old girl and also a TikTok star.

2. Reshma Qureshi

Reshma Qureshi was attacked by acid when she was just 17. But nothing could stop her going on and today she owns a popular YouTube channel where she gives makeup tutorials and at the same time she also keeps spreading awareness against acid attacks too.

3. Sonali Mukherjee

Sonali Mukherjee

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Sonali Mukherjee got attacked by three boys in her own house upon rejecting their sexual advances. She was 17 years old when she got attacked. This incident happened around 2013 which left her completely blind. She also participated in ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ in 2013 and won around 30 lakhs. She is currently happily married and working as a clerk in the welfare department of the Bokaro deputy commissioner’s office in Jharkhand.

4. Aarti Thakur

Aarti Thakur

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Life turned upside down when 22-years-old Aarti Thakur got attacked by the acid by her former landlady’s son, whose proposal she had rejected. He threw acid on her outside her office. She is still fighting a legal battle against her attackers as well as struggling hard to raise money for surgery. Even she has started working again and trying to lead a normal and confident life.

5. Ritu Saini

She got attacked by two teenagers who were on a motorbike when she was on her way to practice volleyball in school. She has lost most of her sight after that incident and has suffered major burns on her face and hands. She had to drop out of school after facing all this. Now she works in a cafe named, ‘Sheroes Hangout’ which is run by a group of acid attack victims.

So, these were some of the leading examples who have faced a lot in their life and now they are leading a normal, happy and confident life. They are truly an inspiration to all of us.

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Mom Breastfeeds Her Baby Amidst A Family Holiday Dinner Without Getting Ashamed

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Mom Breastfeeds Her Baby Amidst A Family Holiday Dinner

Well, what we are going to talk about something today which is very common. Most of you might be nursing moms who must be feeding their kids right irrespective of thinking about their body figure unlike celebrities or not caring about the location where they can feed their baby. When it comes to baby, who cares all that as they are more important than anything else. But it’s not easy for breastfeeding moms to do this while they are attending a family dinner because they are judged for that and this wrong I guess.

I mean why should someone comment on this thing whether she is feeding her baby in public (family gatherings) or what she is doing? If you have concerns like this, Mom Mellisa Ostroth has answered all the questions which nursing mamas hear at the holiday dinner table.

Ostroth cleared that she hadn’t faced something like this but she would like to share the stories heard from her client. Have a look

The mom of two tells that she had a family member that tells her what to eat and what not to eat while breastfeeding to which she replied why can’t a nursing mom enjoy the holiday fun and breastfeed her baby in a different room.

She took this to her Facebook Page, Milkivity and shared some infuriating things breastfeeding moms have to deal with hearing during family dinner like

“Isn’t your baby too old to be breastfeeding?

Your baby is breastfeeding again you must not be making enough.

You better not eat the green beans it will make your baby gassy.

You can’t drink that glass of wine while breastfeeding.

You’re weaning soon right?”

To this, Ostroth replied, “Uhhh no [hand wave emoji].” She paired this bold thought with a picture of her proudly breastfeeding her toddler in front of a Christmas tree.

Also read: 7 Reasons Explaining, Homemade Food for Your Baby is Better Than Packed Ones

Ostroth explained that it is really very hard to breastfeed your kid during the family holiday

“During the holidays, when mothers are getting together with family and extended family, they tend to hear lots of unwanted advice, which is OK, but it’s when they pressure a mother and try to change the way they chose to parent that it becomes a problem,” she explains. “It’s very stressful for many.

“I have mothers tell me all the time about the anxiety they are having over some of the things I’ve mentioned in my post and how to respond to it,” she adds.

She wants to remove the stigma from the minds of women

Saying all this she wants to convey a message to all the nursing moms that breastfeeding during the holiday table with family gathering is nothing to be ashamed of. She also shared a picture along with her husband where she can be seen feeding her baby.

“Here’s a picture of me breastfeeding my 2-year-old right before she digs into her turkey dinner while sitting next to my mother, oldest daughter, and brother,” the mom wrote in the caption to her Thanksgiving dinner post on November 28. BOOM. Just like that.

She says you don’t need to hide or cover while feeding your baby

She continued by saying you don’t need to cover or go anywhere for feeding your child. Breastfeed them wherever and whenever you want whether in a mall or at the dinner table.

By sharing all these thoughts and photos of her breastfeeding she wants to remove the stigma from the minds of women. She wants to encourage them to stay strong and happy.

She continued by saying, “I hope when women have these issues they know they’re not alone and feel encouraged. “Women are still be kicked out of public places and humiliated. Negative comments are given daily,” she says.

“I hope people will read the words and understand what breastfeeding is and to not make breastfeeding mothers feel like they need to hide or feed with a cover on if they wish not to,” she adds.

So proud of her and her positive thinking.

Also read: Giving a Sweet Vote of Thanks to the Parents Who Raised Their Little Girl like a Princess

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Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Drawn into A Twitter Argument with German Rail Company

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Greta Thunberg has become famous lately and we all very well know why. She is a great teenage climate activist who shook the nation with her awesome speech that demanded strict actions to be taken toward deteriorating climate change. She has also become the Time’s Person of the Year 2019.

Greta shared the photo of her on Twitter while sitting on the busy German train

Recently, she has tweeted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of the busy German train along with her luggage. She complained that the train was extremely overcrowded and she also hinted that why she is sitting on the floor.

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The protest icon wrote, “Travelling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!”

Her tweet angered the service in charge of operating the train

But the things did not end here only. This tweet of her seems to have angered the service in charge of operating the train, Deutsche Bahn (DB).

She got a reply in two parts for her Tweet

In response to her tweet, they posted a two-part reply. Both of the replies were very contradicting and opposite. In the first part, they expressed their pleasure in serving Greta and for supporting them in their journey to make travelling green.

First Tweet

“Love #Greta, thank you for supporting us railroad workers in the fight against climate change! We were pleased that you were on the ICE 74 with us on Saturday. And with 100 per cent green electricity,” the first tweet.

While in the second part, however, the train company has made a cranky comment said they wished Greta would appreciate their friendly service and would talk about how friendly their staff was and how did they make things comfortable for her. However, after this comment fight, Greta was eventually upgraded to the first class.

Also read: Youth Activist Greta Thunberg is Inspiring Everyone with Her Motivation Speech at UN Global Summit

Second Tweet

“It would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competent you were looked after by our team at your seat in first class. #Greta,” they continued.

Greta replied back to their tweet and mentions overcrowd means the demand for the train is high

On getting comments from the train operators, Great instantly replied and said that her intention was not to complain about how overcrowded trains are. I wanted to show that more people are willing to travel on trains than aeroplanes!

 

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She wrote, “Our train from Basel was taken out of traffic. So we sat on the floor at 2 different trains. After Gottingen, I got a seat. This is no problem of course and I never said it was. Overcrowded trains are a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!”

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