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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Change for women...seriously?


When was the last time you actually walked on the street, without a guy whistling at you, not passing dirty comments about you, or some cheap guy trying to touch you? When was the last time, you read a newspaper, which didn’t contain any information about dowry deaths, sexual harassment or rape cases?

The patriarchal society cannot be culpable constantly; it’s how women look at themselves too. Many writers, of both genders have portrayed women as damsels in distress, vulnerable, and incorrigible. Let it to be Stephanie Meyer’s well known 'twilight saga', or Jane Austin’s celebrated, 'Pride and Prejudice', the protagonists were married off at a young age, showing adulation to their in laws just like any woman in a Hindi serial or Indian household.

Elizabeth, the so called ‘feminist’ and ‘maverick’ , Jane Austin’s personal hero, has done nothing to be called so, considering the fact that she has done anything impactful in the novel. Bella Swan is nothing but a damsel in distress, as stated in a chapter of the book. She has proved inept of looking out for herself, and lets the men in her life dominate her, and yet the books are a great success.

Indian society claims to give respect to women, drawing leverage from the Western society, but what is the status of women in India?

Women are dancing to item numbers, music videos, wearing the least amount of clothing, walking on ramps with rags branded as high fashion clothing. We middle class women are expected to give up our careers for the sake of our family.

I wish to ask the society : when women sacrifice everything; go through pregnancy, the most painful process a human can undergo, why are students taught that father is the head of the family? The mothers do all the work, and they are expected to do so, because of the thousand year old patriarchal society.

Parents, as modern as they may be, still warn their girl children not to travel alone everywhere, and are vigilant as ever. If a boy comes home late, then ‘He’s a boy, what do you expect?’ is the answer, but if you’re an hour late, ‘Where were you? Girls aren’t supposed to go out so late!’ is the question.

Even today, the bride’s family asks the groom’s side whether they have any specific demands for the wedding.

The same series of events will occur in the lives of today’s young women. Is there any girl who has remained respected, never eve - teased or humiliated, or never experienced gender inequality?

Every single need of the boy is taken care of, but we women sadly have no time for ourselves. Have your husbands, brothers or boyfriends ever tended to you, the way you have, in their time of need?

Women are titled as emotional fools, and are deprived of education, and liberty at every level.

We are free to study, but our nuptials is mandatory. Why can’t men stay at our homes, instead of us going to theirs?

In countries like Norway and Sweden, majority of the population are women, and the economy and administration is running very smoothly, unaffected by either recession or cold war. They are one of the most peaceful and least corrupted countries in the world.
Going back to history, men have never practised sati, and women have never have practised polyandry. While widows have shaved their head off, men hadn’t bothered to shave their beards.

Our fathers, brothers come home, and are ensconced on the sofa, with either the paper or the television, while we girls are expected to wash the vessels sweep the floor, and replace the shoes thrown on the floor by the men in our family.
We only have ‘kaamwali bhai’ no ‘kaamwalas’ at all. 

Have you ever seen a female auto driver, or female electrician and plumber? We women conform to the rules of this bad society in order to save our family name, and prevent gossip.

The famous saying that “Women, we can’t live with them or without them,” is bogus, probably because, many gay men, have hardly any female friends. Living with women is not a herculean task, because she adapts herself to your lifestyle.
The highest rate of female infanticide in is in India, and there are only 932 women per 1000 men in our country, according to the 2010 census.

There are many funny, yet authentic quotes given by people. “Prevent female infanticide, or your son will be forced to turn gay.” As infuriating or funny as it may sound, the situation will definitely arise in our country, if not in any other.
If an unmarried woman is pregnant, it’s never the man’s fault. A child born out of wedlock is ill-treated in our society.

Boys will resume reading porn magazines in their toilets, while we women clean up their mess. There are desperate women in this country, in need of fame and wealth. They are willing to stoop to any level for it, by sleeping with producers, directors and everybody available that can help them climb the ladder, has carved a path for other vulnerable women to do the same.

All those aspiring singers, actors, dancers and models are obliged to wear skimpy clothes since they’re in desperate need of money. For all those who have done all this, continue to do so, and are aware that fame and money can never last forever.
Hence, the short cut method is highly recommended by them. Men are well aware of the fact that women can’t hit back, which leads to sexist attitudes.

If we are claimed to be the weaker sex, then I’m sorry, all the scientists and doctors who agree to this, can retire or tear up their degrees, since a woman is much stronger than a man. She has the strength to give birth, work at the office, and look after the household.
Not many men can do any of that. Sadly, women give birth to scoundrels, who roam around the city gazing at women’s body parts, irrespective of whether they wear a burkha, chudidhar or saree. 

For all those who fit in the 'fame-whore' category, please, get a life! You’re not women at all, since you’re willing to become commodities.
When was the last time any of the directors made a female oriented movie, where the woman actually has all her clothes on? What about all those advertisements, showing sanitary pads, and undergarments? Where is our privacy?  
And the great female politicians in this country, how exactly do you plan to help us, and are you actually listening?

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