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In September 2014, Emma Watson made waves when she gave a moving speech on feminism to launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign. A video of the speech went viral, sparking conversations about how to encourage men to participate in and support feminist causes.
There was a belief during the International Women’s Year that women in India were joining hands with their counterparts in the West to fight against male dominance and exploitation, which had the support of religion and tradition.
The struggle for women emancipation went through three stages: The fight for women’s rights; The moral emancipation of women; and Liberation in which the very fundamentals of the equation in male-female relationships are questioned.
The fundamental differences between the gender equality and women’s liberation in the West and the one in India are that in the West it involved a struggle for acceptance as equals in all spheres of life, but in India it pertains only to the woman’s role as a wife. In India, a woman has never
Does women’s liberation constitute a supra-social concept, quite distinct from the fundamental problem of liberating toiling people from slavery of every kind, gross and subtle, direct and indirect, imposed upon them by a small minority leading a life of ease and luxury at the cost of the former?
In Indian thought, there is a fundamental affirmation for gender equality. Brahman, the transcendent and imminent Absolute is neuter, beyond the differentiation qualifications of sex, beyond all limiting of individual characteristics. However, one of the principal manifestations of the godhead is Ardhanarishwara, signifying that the Lord, who is half man and half woman, signifies the