What is the contemporary meaning of “Feminism” in your point of view?
In my opinion towards the meaning of feminism, I think women and men
should be equal. However, in the labour struggle we should not divide male and
female from each other but have to concentrate on the different social classed
instead. Women who own the factory possibly do not understand or sympathy
on other women like men from the same labour class does.
In Thailand, we have a group called”women group” which try to demand
for equal political right, for instance they demand for the equal ratio of
representative in the parliament. However, personally I do not agree with this
group because I think we should demand for equal representatives from labour
group or different class or professionals rather than focus on gender aspect only.
In the struggle of labour class in term of gender dimension, we demand the
menstruation leave and the right to abortion which we don’t have these rights
in Thailand. During the struggle I found the support coming from male labours
rather than upper class female. In conclusion, I think no matter what gender
they are holding but human should have equal right over their bodies, as well as
rights to association and expression.