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‘Una Dey Mad’ Fascinating Trend On Twitter Today

“Una dey Mad” has been one of the most fascinating trends on Twitter today.

Several thoughts would cross ones mind when one sees such a trend and like any other curious person, I was quick to read.

‘Una dey Mad’ is a trend that ‘attack’ Feminism and the ideology it holds. Several tweets have vehemently kicked against the idea, while some speak for.

See them here:

Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing and achieving equality in various settings of the society which includes; politics, social lives, economy etc.

It posits that there is a huge priority given by the society to the male point of view when compared to the female, and that a lot of woman are treated unfairly or unjustly.

As much as it is difficult to ascertain the time this movement started, traces of its origination can be said to be from the western culture.

Efforts to change the supposed ‘status quo’ includes fighting gender stereotypes and seeking to establish educational and professional opportunities for women that are equal to those for men.

The campaign for women rights have been on for years , including the rights to hold public office, right to work, rights to earn fair wages, rights to equal pay and rights to eliminate the gender pay gap, to own property, to receive education, to enter contracts, to have equal rights within marriage, and in some extreme cases, the rights to vote.

However, there has been an ongoing war between the pro-Feminism group and Anti-Feminism, often times, stemming from places of hurt on the part of pro-feminist and or the need to silence the women on the part of the anti-feminist group.

One major arguments of anti-feminist groups is that there is no balance. They claim many who claim to be feminist want to enjoy the benefits of womanhood and still remain equal.

Some have even created different meaning for their own ‘Feminism’,  while there are others who believe in equal rights but find “feminism” a word and a movement that doesn’t align with their personal beliefs or values.

While it is difficult to take side, one thing is clear in all these is that our specific views on issues are rooted deeply in our own personal and direct experiences, rather than on any data, research, talks , science  or tweets surrounding the issues.

It is easier to fight for, against or support a particular move only when we have faced discrimination, or know beyond a shadow of doubt that it exists; on the other hand, if we haven’t faced it ourselves, we often doubt that it happens.

 

 

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