To those who this rings bells you might be a feminist. Feminist the activist, advocate of rights of women and children and therefore of all people, boys and girls. Feminist usually is a woman who is not afraid to speak up and act for those who need help, are in need and she helps herself because there often is a deep personal experience of discrimination, sexism that has happened over and over again in patterns and ways that do not change until they are forced to change. Feminist is the one who is not afraid to be trashed by many for her belief in equality, to be herself, who is not afraid to protest in a way she sees fit, usually in provocative way making many angry because there truly are plenty of people who do not want human rights for all nor equality to apply all, people who want to protect rights of the rich, white females and males, protect power of the elite, white power, male power, patriarchy or whatever that is called nowadays. Feminism is not a movement that would not have a mission today, quite on a contrary. It has got plenty to accomplish.
Why is this so confusing?
“This elite owns the privatised public sector, which includes gas, electricity, water, telecommunications, airports, air traffic control, airlines, railways, bus services, and most recently the Royal Mail. The outsourcing companies run an ever-increasing part of our public services, covering social security, correctional services, employment services, the NHS, the disabled, the educational sector, the care sector, etc.
Today, it is conveniently forgotten that the financial base of household names such as ThyssenKrupp, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Porsche and Hugo Boss all came from the vast profits made under the Nazi government, when there were no unions, few regulations and cheap labour – very often slave labour from the concentration camps.
What is liberation in the modern world and is the idea of liberation linked to the idea of modern? New liberal political actions which like to have light of good empowerment upon them. What do they, these forces of good, want to liberate and how do we feel ourselves liberated or free under a constant threat? What is it to be and make liberal reality, liberation happen and for whom is it even possible if anyone? Is it a question of choice and luck? Is freedom there to be taken? Does it happen when spoken about, liberation revealing itself when we dare to speak up? Is that the beginning of liberation when there is freedom to speak up for anyone, have knowledge to know of what to say, for sure. My question is is freedom in how we act? Media makes it so that speaking up becomes a spectacle which itself says at least act like you know what to say with added emotion. When to call oneself liberal, to take liberty of defining oneself as something is to know who one is, belong to a conceptual frame of a thinking aware individual who has feeling of self-worth, who has been given that feeling and right. One chooses to belong or you are manipulated to belong or you have no choice but to belong or one is entitled to belong. Feeling emotional about social injustices which happen to others, to you, being influenced by what happens anywhere and to what extend injustices in the world impact life elsewhere is part of my question. One has to know when it is time to act on behalf of the other. take liberty to act on behalf of someone. It is when you are free to speak up without fear and put your ego aside.