After all, the West is originator of feminism. But equally important fact is that feminism in the West is more diffusive movement than imports of ideologies, traits and culture by the Rest and those by the West. But the world cannot live without the imports and similarly some controlled dose of feminism is required and is healthy for the whole world. The world since its inception has been dominated by males.
For pre-historic and ancient times females cannot blame any discrimination by males but only their physical and mental weakness vis-à-vis males. Also, when there was absolute nudity, the male chauvinism could not be blamed for the inferior positions of the females in those times. Animals may not show the same gender-bias and distinctions in their functionalities but this is because most of them are cognitive-inert and are unconscious driven by their ids.
But one should be cautious about feminist movements turning into political biases and prejudices. The issue is hottest and is most evident in the US where females usually support Democrats over Republicans. But 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney got sufficient number of married females’ votes. Feminists in the US and Europe have valid point too as they as lobbyists many times compel the male-dominated administrations to take pro-women friendly decisions.
On supporting abortion one should be careful, at least in advanced countries. Why in the West adult females become pregnant if they do not want a child? They should be expert in sex and should avoid pregnancy if they do not want it. They should also be emotionally matured before deciding to become pregnant, so that they cannot blame break-ups in relations as an excuse to abort. Killing a child is wrong not only from religious point of view but from legal point of view as well. This is particularly true for Western females. Abortion after first month of pregnancy could be considered culpable homicide as children cannot be considered as the copyrights of their parents. At least this should be true for the Westerners.
Since many Westerners adopt many children from the Rest, they can equally adopt the children from the West. Therefore, the would-be mothers, not interested in delivering children, should talk to probable parents before taking the decisions to abort them and if some couples or individuals are ready to adopt the unborn then they should deliver and give them to their future parents. But in the end the choice should be left to individuals, particularly in the cases of rape, early teenage pregnancy or health hazards to females. In the Rest, the females cannot be believed to be that matured both emotionally and sexually and therefore, the standards for judging the societies on this matter should be relative and local. But the habit of female feticide in traditional societies should be curbed by making proper laws and by their proper execution.
On the entitlement issue both males and females in the West should get equal salary if they do equal job and have equal skills. The rules for deciding wages should be decided by market forces and talented people should get the salary they deserve irrespective of their genders. There should not be inverse-discrimination in the West.
All females and most notably feminists should know that whatever equality exists in the West and also in the Rest, the males have contributed more. More importantly, they will continue to contribute more. In solipsistic societies the edge would always be maintained as long as they are rewarding and efficient. Rich would become richer, intelligent more intelligent, beautiful more beautiful. Sure, compared to the past, females would improve their relative and absolute positions. But not even machines can create equally intelligent and equally powerful males and females. Females in the Rest should largely stick to the reality as the differences between genders are highest there.
On religious matters females should have patience. Things would improve for them. But the Christians females should not dream about joining papal. One should understand that high priests should not be sex symbols; be they males or females. A female papal would appear very sexy because of her dress and position and many people would fantasize sex with her even during mass and other church services. This would be considered insult to whole community. But African churches are making increasing number of female priests.
The sexuality; both males and females is not that high there. The trend is good for Africa but not so good for Vatican and other churches. Hindus can easily have female priest but not all temples would allow the highest jobs to females. In fact, Hindu females cannot become Shankaracharyas. Muslim females cannot lead the prayer and that should be respected. In fact, there is not much place for feminist movements in Islamic societies except the fact that by making almost half of the population non-working, dependency, inefficiency and capital outflow increase and that needs to be taken care of. Also, potential of the females gets wasted because of this bias.
There is growing concerns about females getting raped, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. This should stop and local preventive measures consistent with the social laws of the society should take place. Universality should be kept apart and feminists should be sensitive towards cultures and norms of the societies.
There is nothing wrong with the feminist movement in India where the status of females is getting deteriorated by each passing day on macro scale. But one has to acknowledge the fact that the population of India is increasing with a very fast rate and so are its social problems. Many women are getting empowered and many middle class families are taking liberal views about the female-issues. This is particularly true for Hindus and their offshoots’ believers. There is marked improvement in the lives of many females. But still there are many more females getting suppressed then liberated in middle-long term in India in absolute terms. Because of increasing consciousness the issues get highlighted by the media and in many cases such incidents worsen the over-all gender-equity equations.
The cure for deteriorating status in traditional societies lies as much with females as with males. The wish to live a healthy material life should increase. The wish for comforts and improved lifestyle should increase. People should have higher stakes in their lives to keep them away from suicidal instincts. Families should become more stable and the chances for accidental death should be reduced. Both the West and the Rest require psycho and behavioral therapies.
The traditional societies should update with time, consciousness and technology but in consistent with culture. Males should wish for lusty sex but it does not come from violence and suppression. It comes by sharing, kissing fondling, caressing and doing foreplay and afterplay with each other. Imprisoning females complicates lives of those who make them so. It increases tensions and could be responsible for many social ills, depression and many other psychiatric diseases.
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