What is Equalism?

Everyone is individually different and possesses a lot of uniqueness that separates them from being the same person. Since individuals are in fact different, does that mean they are not equal? Equalism is simply a promotion of equality that embraces the conception, all people should be treated as equal, despite their differences. This can be anything from the color of their skin to the religion they follow and much more.

The term "equalism" was created by philosophical originators and later applied to promote activism, including feminism. Equalism is most commonly known as a philosophy, based on the premise of substance and because it offers a more broad, universal approach rather than a one dimensional approach. There are many people who believe it's more of a tool or guide to promote change for a less polarized society. Individuals who are more "pro" towards equalism believe that if an individual is black or an individual is white, despite the color of their skin, they are equal because they both bleed red.

Although it's been stated that equalism only applies to gender, race, and society, it also applies to much more by association alone. In fact, when it comes to equalism associated with a person, a place, or a thing; equalism elaborates standard differences, but specifically promotes there strengths and provides reasons for believing why. It eliminates all preconceived notions and all generalized bullying created by extreme hate groups. 

If you were to dissect the term, it has a modestly fluid meaning that sort of correlates with the origin of the Homo sapiens in general. If an individual is black, they have a darker skin tone than an individual who is white, who has a lighter skin tone. But it is evidently clear that they both bleed red. This makes them equally important. Now, it is the content of their character that determines whether to embrace equalism. For instance, the black individual decides to go to college and make themself into a better citizen. They volunteer, invest money, support their family, help others, find love, and eventually start a family of their own. The white individual decides to embrace the life of a gangsta and finds themself dropping out of school, getting involved with the wrong crowd, doing drugs, freeloading off their family, and eventually committing crimes. 

After upon examination, equalism couldn't be embraced here because truth be told, the better individual would be the black individual. Now, can the white individual be better than the black individual? Absolutely not. Could they be as good as them? Yes, but only if they were to eliminate all of the bad things they have done in their life, but then again it will never be good enough. The black individual could surpass the white individual based on what both parties decide to do after they become equal. Some people believe race does not exist, as others believe it is who we are and what makes us all unique. The concept of equalism boils down to the color of our blood. Everyone bleeds red. 

Some of the most issues plaguing equalism today or preventing it from actually happening are those minor theories of men are superior to women. This was pointed out by many feminists who started noticing that a vast majority of executive level positions in the work place were handed to men before women. And this is true to some degree. Not that men are superior, but men actually are offered these types of positions before women are. This doesn't make men superior at all. It makes them more accessible to the job and duties required. As a woman, I use to be offended when a man would say they were superior, but then when I inform them that they wouldn't exist without for women they get very quiet. Both men and women hold value in this world. No one is more superior to the other. This is equalism. 

Theologically speaking, equalism also has its place especially in this world. If one speaks of only race, gender, and society, they must also speak of religion because it is one of the most important aspects that distinguishes us as human beings. It's more than just a sub-culture, but a subject that epitomizes what we believe and kind of defines us as people depending on how much we talk about it. For instance, you go to the store and you see a woman wearing a hijab shopping with her family who is also dressed in the a hijab. The family identifies as Muslim. You notice a woman walking in with her husband. They appear to be Amish, but could possibly be Mennonite. You notice they are different, but they are still human. This is equalism. Accepting that they are different, regardless of whether you engage in the same theological belief system or not. This is what makes them equal. 

Equalism plays a role in life and in spite of its negatives, the positives or strengths tend to exceed the weakness, as a result. Some theorists believe that equalism is a way of being "blind" to not just people, but the individual's actions. However; if someone's right is 'right' for them, does it mean that it is right for you? Equalism allows us to ponder those thoughts, but accept that it is ok to be different, possess different beliefs and/or opinions and approach things differently. In the age of status quo, those are some thoughts to ponder.