My name is Ritvik Chauhan, also known as Bucky, Mithun, Ricky, Unz, and possibly many other not-so-flattering names. I’m 21 years old which is below the legal drinking age where I live, but what the hell? I’m a male feminist so violating norms comes very easily to me. I’m in my final year of my Bachelor’s/Master’s dual degree in Energy Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. I’m pro-gay, pro-sex, and pro-marijuana (and any combination thereof).
I am a feminist that chooses never to trade off conviction for convenience, and never to let my gender, or anyone else’s for that matter, dictate the values that I hold and the choices that I make. I need feminism because I’m a human being, and women’s issues are people’s issues, that affect all of us.
Its a pity that male feminism is considered heroic and praiseworthy in the world we live in. Its a pity that sometimes even women reject feminism and do not identify with it. My endeavour is to try and convince more people that feminism (whatever variation) ought to be an all pervasive ideology, one blog post at a time. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to monetise this blog for charitable purposes.
And as feminists today, its important to remember that we only have the privilege to think the way we do today because earlier feminists fought to make the world a better place for women. And these women had to fight because they’d been denied their rights for many, many centuries, as they still are. We might consider ourselves fire-breathers, but we must never forget- that we didn’t start the fire.
Guest writers are more than welcome. If you’d like to write for The Fire Breathing Feminist, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org