“71% of Muslim girls in UK may not find jobs”… “Men in demand after 2-kid policy in China”… “Only 21.9% of all women in India work”…. “Extra maternity leave for women will cut the attrition rate, but may affect hiring of women”….
Source : The Times of India
Women and girls are generally considered to be the ones wearing makeup, the ones who dress up, the ones who cook, clean, wash, take care of kids, the ones who go shopping and are chic and fashionable, the ones who have long hair, nails and are beautiful. We all have a preconceived notion about what females are like, in general. AND, guess what? I don’t blame you or me or the society… I blame the tradition that we’ve had ever since the existence of humanity.
We believe that the humans with the ‘Y’ on their sex-chromosomes are much stronger, more intelligent, more productive, more prioritized than the ones without the ‘Y’. Why do we have this sort of mindset? WHAT is it that makes us think in this way?? HOW can we assume certain postulates – not just in Science, but also in Tradition and Faith? According to the Hindu belief, women were ‘protected’ by being confined to their households. Is this really true? At least, I, personally don’t think so. I don’t criticize any religion for having their beliefs and traditions, like the Hindus had ‘sati‘, the Muslims had and to some extent still do have the “burka“… I’m pretty sure there must be some sort of practical scientific reason behind all of this… But the times are changing. And with changing times, our beliefs change…
To be very honest, I think women are the ones who are both physically and emotionally stronger than men. We women and girls do cry more, but that’s because we have the guts to do so in front of the world. Men don’t have the courage to shed tears in public, because they think that they’ll be made fun of… And it’s not that women aren’t made fun of while crying. Don’t get me started on back-biting… Females have always been the ones who deal with more mental pressure as well. The pressure that males deal with is miniscule in comparison to what we females deal with. We leave our own families where we were brought up for so many years after marriage, and shift to another household and we’re expected to get comfortable with it as soon as we step in.
We are the ones who are supposed to do multi-tasking at home. We are the ones who are supposed to take care of every member of the house. And if we fail to do so, well, let’s just not talk about the consequences… We’re brutally beaten up, asked for dowry, asked to give birth until we get a son, not allowed to speak much, told to decorate ourselves as if we are showpieces, ‘entertain’ other people to earn money… We’re the ones whose bodies are supposed to be hairless… We are the ones who are supposed to be attractive.
It’s different in the animal world though… Lionesses and tigresses catch the prey for the family, peacocks are the ones who are more attractive, not peahens… And in fact, most male animals are the ones who are attractive. If we humans consider ourselves to be the “most intelligent” species on this planet, then why do we discriminate our female counterparts?
ALL of us should definitely give this a thought…