The Feminist Movement was started in the West with the intent to create gender equality in society. Today, let’s be honest, girls, it has come a long way to mean male-bashing, female supremacy, and oppressing masculinity to the core.
In India, This movement has been hijacked and imported by the Leftists groups. As they have done with all other movements, they have used this movement as a tool to attack the Hindu Culture and our traditions while whitewashing and covering up the problems in other faiths, especially of the Abrahamic religions.
Hence, it is necessary to take a brief look at a few contrasting points. Let’s dive in:
Condition of Women: Sanātana Culture vs. Abrahimic Faiths
Hindus have been worshipping goddesses and they are manifestations of the universal and supreme energy. Mahākalī, Mahālakṣmī, and Mahāsarasvatī are even, at times, placed higher than their divine consorts. It is described in the scriptures that all which we see around us is an illusion created by yogmāyā the supreme goddess.
On the contrary, we can’t find any such reference in the Abrahimic faiths.
Christianity believes that Eve, the first woman, was responsible for the sufferings of human beings on this earth. All human beings are descendants of Eve so they share her “sin” since their birth. It is only washed away when you seek forgiveness and pray to Jesus. Basically, all Christians are “born-sinners” because they are born from a woman.
In Islam, women are considered “Maal-e-ganimat”. Islam considers the intellect of a woman to be half of the man. She is only considered a tool to procreate as much as she can.
Christians and Muslims (males) never gave any position or opportunity to any female unless they are forced to. According to them, males are source of power and women should not be given any responsible task. Any mosque doesn’t have a female ulema. Similarly, you won’t find any female priests in the churches.
But, we Hindus proudly say that women are Śakti (source of all energies). They are worshipped as symbols of Māta Pārvatī.
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Our own mother (i.e. one who gives birth to us), guru’s (teacher’s) wife, wife of a brāhmaṇa, wife of a king, a cow, a nurse and the earth are our universal mothers. They are to be respected as one respects his/her own mother.
The English-educated Neo-Feminists, who are brainwashed by the West, should stop lecturing Hindus about women empowerment. Let’s see why.
When Lakṣmi Bāi, Naiki Devī, and Velu Nachiar were leading our armies against the invaders, the Catholic Church was burning women in Europe in the name of witch-hunting. Islam still has evil practices like Triple Talaq, Halala, and female genital mutilation.
Arundhatī and Anusuyā are exemplary teachers in the Gurukula Paramparā of Indian education system. Whereas, position of women in education among the Abrahimic faiths is negligible.
While there is no textual evidence of moral policing on the clothing of women in Hinduism, Islam has strict rules on how women should cover her body in public with burkha. There are strict laws and severe punishments if a woman doesn’t follow general code of conduct provided in Sharia’h.
The ĀdiŚakti is the manifestation of the source of energies possessed by the Trimurti (viz. Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh) as they couldn’t eliminate powerful evils themselves because of being male.
Also Read: Ramayana Trails: An Introduction
We never treated women as objects unlike modern religions.
We have various women who achieved the status of goddesses by their deeds and feats. When a woman represents knowledge, she rides on a hamsa (white swan). When she has to kill Mahiṣāsura, she comes in the form of Durgā.
We won’t treat women as “abala nari” as she has every power but in the modern world although it is suppressed by ignorance due to the social disorder.
In our system, women built families & contributed to build nation by nurturing rooted, honest, goal-oriented, dhārmik warriors who, later, built the whole nation.
But modern feminism has destroyed families & roots by mocking our ancient system.
As a result, feminism, which is contributed to destroying societies, became corrupt, nurtured drugs / alcohols addiction, gender-neutral social evils as there are no women-centric objectives, except the promotion of selfish, individualistic Cārvāka System.
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