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Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal.

"In India, to be born as a man is a crime, to question a woman is an atrocious crime, and this all because of those women who keep suppressing men in the name of feminism."

Feminism, a worldwide movement that started to establish, define and defend equal rights for women in all sections- economically, politically, and socially. India, being a patriarchal society gives a gender advantage to the men in the society thus, Indian feminists sought to fight against the culture-specific issue for women in India. Feminism itself is nothing but a simple movement that pursues equal rights for women (including transwomen) and against misogyny both external and internal. It states nowhere that women should get more wages than men, that women deserve more respect than men, that's pseudo-feminism.

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Even after seven decades of Independent India, women still find themselves shackled by society's orthodox outlook.

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Historically men have been considered to be worldly, and women, on the contrary, homely. Thus they are raised to fit these identities. While men are raised to run the world, women are expected to grow up and run homes. Our society is patriarchal in nature, i.e. it favors men and considers females to be subhuman, and despite the legal recognition of each citizen as equal by our constitution, the freedom gap between the two is far from being bridged.

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