Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Empowerment of women requires rapid and thorough cleansing of our minds

    Frailty, thy name is woman!
                          William Shakespeare

These words may had their reference to the women of the sixteenth century but the status of women has not been bettered even today.
Worse, now women is another word for cowardice. How can I say so?  Actually, I am not saying it. Find the answer for yourself when I lay the facts before your eyes:
  • Women have not achieved equality with men in any country.
  • Of the world's 1.3 billion poor people, it is estimated that nearly 70 per cent are women.
  • Between 75 and 80 per cent of the world's 27 million refugees are women and children.
  • Of the world's nearly one billion illiterate adults, two-thirds are women.
  • Worldwide, 20 to 50 per cent of women experience some degree of domestic violence during marriage.
  • The majority of women earn on average about three-fourths of the pay of males for the same work, outside of the agricultural sector, in both developed and developing countries.
It seems to be a problem not of an ethnic group or a sector or a country, it is a problem of global domain. Then comes the question, who is responsible for it? On a very thorough encounter for this problem the only answer is the women themselves. Women have no wilderness in them, they are provident instead. Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts to eat dusty bread. Moreover, history is the evidence that every time women stood for their rights were brutally suppressed by the so called guards of religions. One believe it or not, every mythology has said the power given to woman is a disgrace to the society. Many wars and massacre prove it themselves. But why would man give chance to a woman to become his master?

It is not in giving life but in risking life that a man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that bring forth but to that which kills.
One is not born woman: one becomes one that is when she is born,  the ambiance in which she is raised is fed up with the mentality that a woman can not do anything for her rights. But the tail of coin is if it could happen that men vacate their chairs, Women have to fill the chairs by themselves, It is never going to happen that chairs walk to them.  I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.

Feminism is the most revolutionary idea there has ever been. Equality for woman demands the change in the human psyche more profound then anything a woman has dreamed of. It means valuing parenthood as much as we value banking. Yes, empowerment of women requires rapid and thorough cleansing of our minds because it is an inevitable truth that the demand of women equality finds its origin long ago in the sands of time but its achievement is not a one day's process. Apart from this, is is the two way process in which both men and women must stand as one but there is more difference within the sexes than between them.

In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued. It is a seed sown for a tree known as "Empowerment of women" which only needs rapid cleansing of our minds for these[our minds] are filled with the thoughts that women are not worthy of equality.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?

1 comment:

  1. We needed something to cleanse our minds with Ayush..Not bad that you have suggested Feminism though.


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