“Wo dekh!! Kya maal hai!!” Please come out of the misconception that a goods inspector is saying this. With utter disgust, I mention that a boy uses these soothing words while casually checking out a girl with his gang of friends. Even after so many revolts and reforms, I, as a girl ask…ARE WE SAFE??
Ever wondered why International Men’s Day isn’t popular like its female version? Well, I am sure that many of us do not even know that such a day exists. The ultimate cause behind this is that women are victimized enough to be spared with an ‘only-for-name-sake’ celebration.When everyone showers them with fake promises and phony apologies. People write articles, make schemes, make arrangements but alas!! Everyone forgets everything the very next day.
We live in a world where the definition of an ideal woman is 36-24-36. What can we say where people have such low mentality and an extremely heinous way to judge a woman.Women are never given equal status and opportunities as that of men
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People think Women are limited to working for household and that’s one of the main reason for considering women inferior. The upbringing of children, pleasing their husbands and serving other members of the family are the additional duties. Today in a young generation, women are still subjected to immense pressure to shoulder the dual responsibility of a housewife and also a working woman simultaneously with very little and in some case No help from their husbands. It is the same mentality which, some generations ago, used to think of women as mere objects of attaining sexual pleasure and a servant of the husband, also who were considered “Parameshwar” which translates to “Supreme God”.
Our country India is the epitome for providing facilities to curb gender discrimination and give women empowerment a new shape!! It is ironical that a country, which has recently acclaimed the status of the first Asian country to accomplish its Mars mission in its maiden attempt, sees itself on the 29th rank among 146 countries across the globe on the basis of Gender Inequality Index. So Recently, we came across the news that a 10-year-old girl hailing from Chandigarh was 26 weeks pregnant. The district court turned down her abortion plea as courts allow medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
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Often females fall prey to horrendous sexual torture by lustful men who are, in most cases, known to the victims. Then, our esteemed society and their representatives justify it and show their cheap thinking. They consider it a publicity stunt and try to avoid the wearing of jeans but ironically, support the 6 inches flaunting of the skin by allowing to wear saree in name of culture. They ought not to wander the streets late at night and much more. Uncles can rape babies, and still, so people out there think that the dressing sense of women nowadays is a big no?? So now, What if a rule comes into the picture that girl babies will come out of nursing homes wearing a burka. VOILA!! #ProblemSolved
“We cannot all succeed if half of this is held back.”
Swami Vivekananda. One of the greatest sons of India quoted that. “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women improves. It is not possible for a bird to fly with only one wing”. Therefore, the inclusion of Women Empowerment as one of the prime goals in the eight Millennium Development Goals underscores the relevance of this fact. So as to achieve the status of a developed country like USA and Australia. India has to change its women force into a proper human resource. This is only possible through the empowerment of women.
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Measures to uproot this practice
The challenges are many. People need to change their perspective. Patriarchate bottlenecks, economic backwardness, loopholes in the legal structure and lack of political will, retard the smooth execution of laws that are made in this direction. The need of the hour is an egalitarian society, where there is no place for superiority. We should emphasize on proper implementation of programs and their monitoring as well as evaluation through social audits.
Justice delayed is justice denied. So It’s high time to make efforts to restructure the legal process and deliver fair and in-time justice to the victims of monstrous crimes. Rapes, acid attacks, sexual harassment, trafficking and domestic violence are only to name a few. So Empowering women socially, economically, educationally, politically and legally is going to be a Herculean task.
It is not easy to change the culture of deep-rooted disregard for women in Indian society. But it does not mean that it is implausible. Only revolutions bring changes in a day, but reforms take their time. This one, in particular, will take its time as well. All we need is strenuous efforts in the right direction. That would rest only with the liberation of women from all forms of evil.
“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.”
– Kofi Annan
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