Limelight | Kirthi Jayakumar

When patriarchy subverted equality, the male was dominant, and the female was subjugated. But gender, you see, is fluid. This fluidity allows for one who may identify as male to also identify with certain aspects of female, or, for one born as male to identify as a female. This fluidity was seen as anomalous, for it was not considered “normal” or “acceptable” for the dominant to identify as the subjugated. So feminising the rhetoric by putting women back into the dialogue will create an equal space where no one is seen as the dominant or the subjugated, and therefore, fluidity will not be an anomaly. Anyone who professes the view that feminism is equality and works from this space, and views and acts and respects another human being from that standpoint is a feminist.

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