A woman is a god most beautiful sculpture existing on earth. From ages, she is the epitome of strength, power, knowledge, perseverance, humility, sacrifice, love and the list is endless. From mother to mother-in-law, daughter to daughter-in-law, sister to sister-in-law, she plays a diversity of roles in one’s life. We cannot imagine our life without them. We are totally dependent on them.
To quote –
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen .there is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Every year we celebrate 8th march as INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with a vow to provide a safe and secure environment, equality in all sphere. With a determination to commemorate the achievements of women, to acknowledge the special status they deserve in society. This year too it will be celebrated with the theme- BALANCE FOR BETTER. But the question is what difference has it made to the position of women? Are we seriously providing her the future prospects or just refurbishing our image? Have they really become strong? Has a long-time struggle ended?
Well, what is said is not done. We make rules, regulations, pledge, vow to give her that equal status which she deserves but in our heart still resides that demon who always want that masculinity to win over feminism. Things have changed, nations have advanced, technology has overpowered science but our perception still remains the same. A perception that woman is meant for certain duties, obliged by society norms and condition, bound by certain regulations.
Lessons are taught in history classes how our great leaders like ANNIE BESANT, SAVITRIBAI PHULE, RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY, AND MANY OTHERS worked to uplift their status but what is not taught is to follow their principles (see how history is useful here but the fact is that it will remain boring the way it is taught Hahaha). We make our generation learn rocket science but not the person behind it. How can we forget that the most famous physicist of 20th-century ALBERT EINSTEIN has been thrown out of school because he was not able to read and how his mother was beside him in his every struggle?
To quote – NO STRUGGLE CAN EVER SUCCEED WITHOUT WOMEN PARTICIPATING SIDE BY SIDE WITH MEN.
The fault is not in the environment but the way we make it, not in our minds but in our thoughts. From childhood, we create a demarcation line between the ways the two genders have to behave. To one we give freedom to act, control, instruct and to other we teach how to adjust, compromise, oblige. When a boy falls and cries we scold him for behaving like a girl and crying. When he does not have that boiling ferocious blood inside him we advise him to wear bangles and do the household activities. Why these examples are given in our day to day life? Is a woman a sign of weakness? Her crying or expressing her pain makes her fragile? Her soft and tender heart and cold blood (patience) is a sign of delicacy?
Why we fail to understand that a person masculinity does not define one’s strength and power. The true strength lies in creating and shaping someone life. That is the reason why God gave the power of parturition (a process of giving birth to offspring) to a woman. That is why it is said –“SOMETIMES THE STRENGTH OF MOTHERHOOD IS GREATER THAN NATURAL LAWS”
I am not saying that things have not changed. They have changed but a lot more is needed to make their lives happy and prosperous. Rules and regulation will not work unless and until a realization comes from the heart. When we change our perception of seeing women only as a symbol of reproduction. When we change our attitude of making them feel inferior by suppressing them. When we give them equal opportunities in every sphere.
They are a treasure house of precious things and way more powerful and stronger than what we assume them to be. No nation can progress without empowering their fair sex.
To quote – THE EMPOWERED WOMAN IS POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE AND BEAUTIFUL BEYOND DESCRIPTION. THEY ARE THE LARGEST UNTAPPED RESERVOIR (geology Uff what can I do I am in love with my subject) OF TALENT IN THE WORLD.
I just want to conclude by saying – we as a woman does not want superiority but equality from society. We do not want to stand behind you but with you. We do not want your cheering but support in every decision that we take for our self. Lastly, all we need is your changed attitude, thoughts, views that have been imbibed in your personality. We want your acceptance not challenge but if you challenge us then be ready to face consequences because we have the power to create, nurture, transform and destroy. We are a complete full circle in our self but we believe in living with harmony with the other gender as we follow the principle of egalitarianism.