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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fair Deal to Women

  • I don't know if there's any such thing as male domination for it makes it appear as though males are responsible for whatever wrong is happening to women. But, we don't need statistics to know that women have a tough life to lead. I am not talking about women who are fighting for reservation in parliament, but women in our daily life: our mom, sister, wife, daughter. While I strongly oppose any attempt by anyone to show that 'only' men have caused all this, I really wish to see some real fairness on a day to day basis. That'll happen when
    - our women will be able to walk with a feeling of safety on our roads.
    - when they are treated as intelligent people by everyone, including, by other women.
    - when they don't have to cover their true potential with aggressiveness or sexuality to be noticed.
    - when feminine sense of aesthetics don't just get accepted, but define future art forms.
    - when women are able to lead a fulfilling life where they feel that their potential is being utilised, not necessarily in career sense, but in overall sense.

    I invite you all (particularly women) to add to this list. Just one request: please don't let it turn into a male-bashing session. Give thoughtful and insightful inputs. Not grievances.

3 comments:

Pescado said...

I think this article is relevant here :)
http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/ResearchPrograms/DualCareer/WhoPrivilegesTheirCareer.pdf

-when both partners will support each other's success

Pritesh said...

One very important thing is to feel that they are important, even when they aren't 'earning' for the house. I see it in a lot of women that "being home and being a home-maker" is looked down upon and treated as 'no work'. As i stay home and take care of my child, I realize that women themselves need to understand that this job is not to be underestimated at all. It is a very challenging, both physically and intellectually. Not bringing home a salary need not be the grounds for women to feel less important!

Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti said...

I fully agree Pritesh. Homemaking deals with each of the lofty human qualities which are admired in the workplace: teamwork, leadership, planning, patience, love.