The most obvious reason for fighting inequality is it is unjust and wrong. It isn't right to discriminate against half the population of the world.
It's worse that a good percent of this half of the world's population accepts this oppression as their fate. It's the only way they have known.
The conditioning using religion, mythology, social and cultural history and a way of life work together to convince women that it's most un-womanly to demand, or expect or even accept equality.
Women are afraid to say, or even to consider themselves Feminists.
Ask us, do we believe in equal pay for equal work? Yes, who wouldn't?
Is it a good idea for women to have a choice in who we marry?
What careers we choose?
How we dress?
How many children we have or if do not have any kids at all?
Do we think women should have property rights?
Did we mind when we saw our brothers being given preferential treatment? Yes.
But women aren't the only ones who are discriminated against. Discrimination against women also becomes a discrimination against our daughters. And indirectly against our sons also.
And we promote inequality when we tell our daughters to 'Behave like girls!'. Worst possible way women can harm themselves is of course by not letting our daughters be born!
I have seen women feeling proud of having given birth to a boy and ashamed of having a daughter. Can we humiliate ourselves more?
We could begin right there. We can make sure we take pride in our baby girls. Think seriously minus all the conditioning - aren't they such a delight?
When we bless someone and wish them many sons, don't promote such biases. Change it to many children ...
When we fast for your sons' long lives, We must sure instead to fast for all your children.
When we are concerned about our daughter's safety if she wishes to go out late in the evening, don't let us make her feel it's her fault, let's tell her the world is bad, caution her, of course, but don't EVER let her think she is weak. The weakness is first and foremost in the mind. Girls raised to be bold grow up into bold citizens.
If we bully her into submission she will be abused. That's how the world is. We are strong and we are respected. We grovel and we are kicked. Let her get used to her freedom and raise her to have an opinion, let her know she counts. We'll see her maintaining these basic standards all her life.
A secure and confident girl will be neither aggressive nor submissive. Help her grow into a balanced adult. We will also be doing your sons a favour. He will grow up respecting us , not just his sister. Because boys are not fools, when we favour them they can see the injustice of it, and even if they enjoy the perks they lose respect ...
They will understand that being a feminist does not mean you hate men, it just means you hate injustice. And since they have seen equality at home, they will know empowering women does not mean dis-empowering men.