Everyone Matters - Let's Not Allow Feminism To Tell Us Otherwise.
In the past, when I read an article or post about a woman who had achieved so much in the face of all the sexism going on I would get excited.
Often following these posts, were comments, mostly written by other women cheering. Lauding tremendous success. Explaining how brave she was for standing up against men and rising above the odds.
I would get excited that a woman was able to beat the men who had oppressed us for so long. As a woman it often made me feel validated. In fact at some point (a very short time) I considered my self a feminist.
But that is the past.
These days however, I don't allow myself to fall into these kind of temptations! These days, I remember who I'm first.
And by who I'm, I don't mean my gender, my race, my size, my heart, my physical attributes etc.
I mean who I belong to.
I belong to G-d.
This knowledge and self awareness has also helped to change the lens through which I see other human beings. It makes me realize that every human being matters. Women matter. But men matter too.
The world is already filled with enough suffering and pain. We should therefore learn to celebrate every success. However we should celebrate people, not based on their gender, sex or other attributes but simply because they are a human being.
If a certain country gets a woman elected to be president, the feminists shouldn't celebrate it as a win for women only.
It's a win for everyone. Because she has gone into the presidency to work for every citizen in the country. She is not only working for the women. She is working for everyone.
In this world: Everyone deserves to be loved. Everyone deserves to win. Everyone deserves to be celebrated. Everyone deserves to be believed in. Everyone needs love, faith and hope.
I can only pray that we shall start seeing the world this way and remembering that everyone matters.
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