Meet these 6 modern feminists!
Feminism – it started as a movement to help women gain equal rights as men – the right to vote, the right to education but most importantly the right to equal opportunity. Today, the word has taken a different meaning altogether. Today, feminists instill an image of hysterical, man-hating women in minds of everyone, so much so that even women are afraid to be identified as feminists. In wake of this, many modern women have taken upon themselves to redefine the word itself. Meet these 6 modern feminists and we swear, you’ll fall in love with them.
1.Emma Watson: “I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” She is someone who has recognized that feminism is as much as for men as it is for women. Be it #heforshe campaign or the UN goodwill ambassador speech she is an inspiration and the correct picture of how a modern woman should be.
2.Malala Yousafazai: “When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.” She is one woman who taught us that when you have everything to lose then being brave is your only chance to survive.
3.Oprah Winfrey: “I never did consider or call myself a feminist, but I don’t think you can really be a woman in this world and not be.” She challenged white males in the showbiz business, set up her television show and became one of the most influential women in the world. She is not just an amazing host but empathetic and kind which has made her a household name.
4.Angelina Jolie: “And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud. ” Known for her philanthropic measures, she changed the face of breast cancer awareness when she decided to share her story of Double Mastectomy with the world, thus empowering women all over the world.
5.Beyonce Knowles: “Gender Equality Is a Myth!” She is bold and headstrong. Demanding equal opportunities for females either by her songs or by her essays – she believes that equality is not something to be taught but should come naturally to all human beings.
6.JK Rowling: “Cinderella? Snow White? What’s that? An illness? ” She redefined women for me – be it kick-ass McGonagall, Crazy Luna, Courageous Hermoine, or Headstrong Ginny. She made us realize that fairy tales doesn’t exist until and unless one decides to be one’s own Knight in Shining Armor.
———— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This article is written by Pragya Dhir, our intern.