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.

While equalism is often associated with gender, race, and society, its scope extends far beyond these categories. Equalism encompasses individuals, places, and things, highlighting their unique differences and emphasizing their strengths. It challenges preconceived notions and combats the generalized bullying perpetuated by extremist hate groups.

If you were to dissect the term, it has a modestly fluid meaning that sort of correlates with the origin of the human race in general. If an individual is black, they have dark pigment in their skin leaving them with 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 gangster and finds themself dropping out of school, getting involved with the wrong crowd, doing drugs, freeloading off their family, and eventually committing crimes. 

Upon careful examination, it becomes evident that embracing equalism is not applicable in this scenario, as the black individual emerges as the superior candidate. Can a white individual surpass a black individual in greatness? Absolutely not. They may reach a similar level, but only if they rectify all the wrongs they have committed, yet even then, it will never be enough. The black individual has the potential to surpass the white individual based on the choices both parties make once they achieve equality. While some argue that race is a mere illusion, others believe it defines our uniqueness. Ultimately, the essence of equalism lies in the fact that we all bleed the same color: red.

Equalism holds theological significance in our world, extending beyond discussions of race, gender, and society to encompass religion, a crucial aspect that distinguishes us as individuals. Religion is more than a sub-culture; it epitomizes our beliefs and shapes our identities based on how prominently we embrace it. Consider, for instance, encountering a Muslim family at a store with the women wearing hijabs and an Amish or possibly Mennonite couple. Despite their differences, they are all human and accepting these differences is the essence of equalism, recognizing their equality regardless of shared theological beliefs.

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 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. 

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.