What is ‘Feminism’? A movement that begun with an aim to empowering women, is losing its ground today, not just with men but with several women as well. The idea of feminism can vary from people to people, however, if the same is comprehended in a positive way, it is always encouraged by society. The minute feminism tries to bash men or blame the other gender for every other failure of theirs, the same turns into a perpetual a victim card that can be flashed at any given point in time.
Some months ago, a girl named Divyangna Trivedi stirred a lot of controversy online, after she posted her video on ‘I am against today’s Feminism’. The video which went viral argued against something she called:
Today’s feminism – male-bashing, women supremacy, and gender bias.
Who Is Divyangna Trivedi?
Divyangna is an 18 year-old girl who hails from Himachal Pradesh. A student of law, the teenager projects herself as a human rights activist. She is also an author of the book named The Combo of problems: An optimistic Approach is a must followed by legal assistance.
On May 15, the girl had posted a video on instagram which went completely viral with nearly a million views in just ten days. Divyangna was then massively trolled on social media for her video for putting across a contrary view of what she thought the term Feminism has been reduced to!
In her 8-minute long video she spoke about how people today understand Feminism and how it is not about equality and has just became a term for privileged sector of people in the society. Alongside the video, she also posted:
I AM AGAINST TODAY’s feminism
Well, the topic might trigger you right away but please listen to the facts before you react.
My intention is to resolve the differences which have occurred due to this vague concept called feminism which is so fake today. If your concept was just about uplifting the weaker and suppressed I would have accepted your words and concept under this rubric but, The reality is very different from what you say you promote on paper. Please stop being dogmatic girls, if you respect everyone only then you’ll be respected by everyone. I am in no way letting the male criminals go Scott free but a lot of people have already spoken about that so I chose to voice an underrated fact. Please live in harmony, don’t expect to get respect just because you’re of a particular gender. Earn what you want.
Learn to take things logically and practically. I am not against females but females bullying men under this fake agenda which is no more about equality.
With her recent debut on twitter on September 18, 2020. the young girl faced massive backlash from several handles who swore to be feminists. Some of the tweets posted by Divyangna read as below:
However, soon her account could not be traced and later it was learnt that several feminists had allegedly mass reported her account. Speaking with Men’s Day Out, Divyangna said:
I believe in gender equality and I believe Feminism today has become more about misandry. And they’ve lost the essence. Also I feel like they are making it a holistic term whereas their ideology is female centric. They fail to recognise that other genders face injustice as well, these feminists use the woman card to stay right all the time.
Moreover they are teaching the upcoming generation that men are rapists. I read a post where a Feminist said that “one should not breastfeed boys because he’ll grow up to be a rapist”. So I feel like they are promoting hate towards men and not patriarchy anymore.Because I’m a female, and if a man would have said what I did, they would have been able to call him a misogynist and rapist and not let the real issue come up. Since feminism is a female centric agenda, a female makes more impact in pointing out the real flaws today.
Here are some of the comments that were posted by feminists against the human rights activist:
sharam bechdi hai na bhadwi🥰— Aपूर्वा// aqsa and shri stan (@stfuasf) September 18, 2020
Man nahi bhara bezzati karake behen😂😂😂😂— Raksh (@xrakshx) September 18, 2020
Sharam bechdi hai bhadwi, kalank hai tu, you are an asshole, keep that in mind😏😏😏😂😂😂— Nimarta Dherwani //talhaanjum stan acc// (@NimartaH) September 18, 2020
what is this humiliation kink you have omg— Manya Gupta (@manyabutno) September 18, 2020
Misandry? So you learned one new word and now you’re flexing about it. Good— Shashwat (@Sauce_Watt) September 18, 2020
can we PLEASE ban #divyangnatrivedi‘s account on Instagram because of the cancer she’s spreading. PLEASE REPORT HER ACCOUNT.— saugandhika//sweta|sanyam|sidhurt stan era (@saugandhikaaa) June 3, 2020
Just imagine divyangna’s reaction when she realises it is mentos and not womentos 💀💀💀#divyangnatrivedi ahahaha 🥰🙈🤪🦋🧚♀️— lysandra⁷ ⟭⟬ ☂︎☁︎ (@arehthankyou) June 3, 2020
To hear an upper middle class girl on instagram call feminism : ‘misandry’ after being educated and employed (rights that feminism won us) and reduce rape cases like Nirbhaya’s to a ‘comeback’ reeks so much of privilege that I had to cleanse my senses with sage.#DivyangnaTrivedi— Archisha R (@RArchisha) May 22, 2020
#divyangnatrivedi is writing a book for a crowd who surely doesn’t read!!!! If they’d be reading they wouldn’t be following you 🌚— Annsh Chawla (@annsh_chawla) June 3, 2020
My Life is becoming like Divyangana Trivedi …… Total shit #divyangnatrivedi— KAY (@_chaar20) June 12, 2020
I am no Jethalal, but everytime i see #divyangnatrivedi open her mouth, I go “chup hoja satvi fail” https://t.co/JX8B1q4MfR— Dheeraj (@ShambhuShikari2) June 9, 2020
After the whole debacle with Trinetra on Instagram #DivyangnaTrivedi is finally exposed for who she is – a bigoted MRA— K (@annoyedcatlady) June 12, 2020
Someone please stop this kid before she gives me a brain aneurysm.#divyangnatrivedi pic.twitter.com/wwR0JOFyNf— Moumita Kar (@MoumitaKar_) June 12, 2020
I aM aGaInSt ToDaY’s HuMaNiTy because MAN aata hai, female representation ka hai boss?????? fu*ck logixx#divyangnatrivedi— sejtheboss (@sejalbhutani1) June 3, 2020
The more we discuss and debate over #divyangnatrivedi the more power we give to her book and her thoughts.
Ironic that I tweet this but some people should simply be ‘killed’ by ignorance.— Sanjali (@Sanjali20737776) June 3, 2020
Why is it called MEME and not WEWE. How selfish it is that you narcissist assholes think only about yourselves and not about anyone else #divyangnatrivedi— Annsh Chawla (@annsh_chawla) June 3, 2020
Tharki londe kissi ko bhi chane ke jhad pe chada dete hai yaar #divyangnatrivedi 🤦🏾♂️..checked out her ig and it says her aim is to be CJI , man if she’s the CJI then make Rahul Gandhi the PM 😂— whateva (@tanme2t) June 4, 2020
Please report #divyangnatrivedi’s instagram account for the amount of cancer she’s spreading👏🏻— sejtheboss (@sejalbhutani1) June 3, 2020
Divyangna Trivedi is such a piece of shit. She says ki 2 saal se iss video ka soch ke rakha tha and forgets what she had to speak during the video. I request her parents to take the phone back.
Reach ke liye #divyangnatrivedi .Le. Iske muh ka bhi lockdown karwao yr.— Someone (@isee_icomment) June 6, 2020
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Well,the topic might trigger you right away but please listen to the facts before you react. My intention is to resolve the differences which have occurred due to this vague concept called feminism which is so fake today. If your concept was just about uplifting the weaker and suppressed I would have accepted your words and concept under this rubric but, The reality is very different from what you say you promote on paper. Please stop being dogmatic girls, if you respect everyone only then you’ll be respected by everyone. I am in no way letting the male criminals go Scott free but a lot of people have already spoken about that so I chose to voice an underrated fact. Please live in harmony, don’t expect to get respect just because you’re of a particular gender. Earn what you want Learn to take things logically and practically I am not against females but females bullying men under this fake agenda which is no more about equality. . REGARDS DIVYANGNA TRIVEDI . #feminism#newvideo #equality #behaveyourself #justiceformanavsingh #harmony #respect#earnrespec#fitnessmotivation #bookstagram #fakeallegations #against#views #peace
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I’ll like to let her know that feminism is not about disrespecting men but to rather remind them of the fact that women are also humans who have the right to live the way they want to AND FOR THEMSELVES. Because the truth is not many men are emphatic towards women and what the social stereotypes they are subjected to. And your comments would have some basis if women were already equal to men and treated with the same respect. As far as your respect comment goes I agree to it but there are some basic respect that every person should have which are denied to women in some backward classes….. Hope you get my point and if you don’t try searching for what women in a lot of uneducated households endure everyday…. It’s not just freedom it’s dignity and rights..