Simone de Beauvoir in her seminal book The Second Sex argues that men cannot be feminist because of the intrinsic differences between the sexes. Some writers argue that men do not suffer the same oppression as women, and, as such, cannot comprehend women’s experience and so they cannot constructively contribute to feminist movements. There are some radical feminists who argue that only by rejecting the masculine perspective entirely can feminism allow women to define themselves on their own terms, and that the involvement of men in the feminist movement will inculcate the values of patriarchy.
There is a term often used in army circles and strategic studies: “Whisky Generals”. A term used to define high-ranking army commanders who sit in their offices and clubs sipping whisky and smoking cigars, completely detached and unaware of the situation on the ground. In the context of women’s rights movement, especially in Nepal, there has been a steady rise of a group of women who can best be termed “Wine Feminists”.
A feminist is a person who realizes that there’s a problem with gender. The concept of feminism was brought up as a result of decades of suppression, ignorance, humiliation and discrimination. A difference in perspectives of how boys and girls should be raised gave birth to the issue of women being inferior to men in every way. Rather than recognizing who we are, gender makes us obsessed with the differences that are expected of the behaviors of a man and woman.