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Humanist Philosophical Forum – Feminism

Humanist Philosophical Forum Declaration on the Lecture “Feminism” – Khushal Khalil
Date:
11-07-2014
By: KWK Basharmal
Humanist Philosophical Forum held an effectual discussion on Feminism this week where Afghan intellectual Khushal Khalil has given an inclusive lecture on the background, perspective and future of feminism on international level. He lashed out the wretchedness encountered the Afghan women with, and he alerted to come across a quick solution for the problems of Afghan women. He considers the feminism solemn philosophical needs for international women rights, and he added that we do respect all the rights of women.
He talked about the etymology of feminism; the word feminism has derived from “femina” which means ‘sex’ or ‘gender’. He talked in detail about the root cause of feminism and its perspective in detail. Khushal Khalil discussed in detail the philosophical struggle of feminism. He divided the struggle background in three vivid periods where the first period gets start from 16th century, this period emphasized and provoked the women to no marry and try to lead the maiden life.
The second period gets start after French Revolution in 1789 when the women insisted on freedom and they raised the voice against slavery.
While the third period has commenced after WWI when they asked for right of work and this right has been given them due to killing of millions males in the WWI. So, the capitalist structure prefers to tackle the shortage of employers by promoting female employers in the industries.
The discussion has taken almost 45 minutes when the other participants contributed by a flood of questions, and they asked different questions about contemporary feminism and its historical background. The discussion has ended after three hours when the anchor person declared agenda for next week; Mr. Mujib Safi has opted for next lecture “European Enlightenment or Age of Reason”, the discussion takes place on weekly base at Bacha Khan Institute of Modern Sciences, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Regards,
Humanist Philosophical Forum

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