Where Women are happy, the goddess dwells!! Children in India are grown up listening to this common idiom and the future will grow up listening to the same idiom. but do you think she is treated the same way?
A woman is a person, because of whom we are into this world today. Her sacrifice, patience, and unconditional love cannot be compared to anything else. She herself is a blessing the total being has. Her selfless service as a daughter, sister, mother, and friend and as a wife is something we need in every walk of our lives. The need of a woman is a part that can’t be separated from every man’s life. But still, we treat her differently. What is making us forget that respecting her for her existence is our moral sense?
Being born as a girl itself makes society to set her with certain norms. We compel her to grow up following these. The woman according to the society is a person who has to be soft, silent, who should cover up her body, be subordinate to man, who should not take her own decisions, who is dependent, who is only a homemaker, who should know all household activities, who should raise up kids, who should tolerate everyone’s anger, who cant party, who cannot raise her voice, who is treated as a curse and burden when born, who is given a no-consideration look all time when spoken or expressed, who is treated unworthy to get educated, who cannot laugh loud, who cannot go out of home after its dark and what not? The list of norms continues. JUST BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN? But just visualize what might we have to face, if she tries to chuck these sickening norms?
Many changes took place. Inventions were replaced. Facilities were doubled and brought into the light. But thinking got masked. We are still the stereotyped humans. The biggest gift society forcefully gives to a girl is, making her bound to the prejudice we had been following, since the time she was born.
Technology got boomed and thinking got buried leaving us sticking to sickening stereotypes. Today if a woman is assaulted, we blame her, instead of being for her. Yes, she is out at dark, or drunk at a party or dressed in a seductive way. So we happily turn up all of these as advantages for her to get assaulted. But have we thought at least once, what are we setting as examples for our future daughters?
Let me say this, Dear You, yes she is out at dark. So what? Don’t you feel responsible to protect her, rather than take an advantage on her? And yes she got drunk at a party. Would you not consider her situation where she needs to be taken care of, rather than taking her clothes off? And yes, she got dressed up in a seductive way, see that she needs to be protected, rather than physically pressured. Dear you, would you look at your sisters and mothers in the same way if they were out at dark, or drunk at a party or dressed in a seductive way?
Stop asking a woman not to go out after its 7 in the evening. Instead teach every man, that a woman when found alone during the dark, meant his responsibility to protect her, not an opportunity. Don’t teach a woman about dress sense. Instead, teach men about seeing sense. Don’t ask a woman not to party out. Instead, teach him to respect her freedom instead of setting disgusting norms. Where a woman’s freedom is restricted, teach simple sense to every man where he respects her for what she is.
It is the thinking that should be changed. The way to perceive situations should change. It’s not the time nor dressing nor behavior that leads a woman to get assaulted. It’s the thinking of a man and the society that is the playing the key role here. Real men know how to respect any woman. Because they know how it feels to see their mothers and sisters in such a place. Time has changed where pepper sprays have become a compulsory item in our bags. I think that’s enough to understand where we stand now.
Respect woman, not because of anything else, but because of her existence.