Mind and Life Matters

“Gender Equality is more than a Goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” – Kofi Annan

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Few weeks ago I tweeted this from my twitter account: “Women/Girls today are afraid to speak of women’s rights coz they are made to believe that #Feministsareugly & #Feminismisawful. This is #whyweneedfeminism”. That very instant I was bombarded with tweets from ‘haters’. I almost had a twitter war with a couple of people on the topic of Women’s Rights, for they vehemently opposed the movement. While I am a firm believer of the fact that everyone is entitled to their opinion, the reason most quoted for ‘hating’ Women’s Rights Activists did not seem rational. One told me that Feminists/Women’s rights groups are working too hard to pass ‘Sexist’ laws. Another person told me that the only

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