Many of my classmates were baffled by what i wrote that women should stop imitating men to attain freedom. Especially, Tomaline who claims she is a feminist. I believe in one thing firmly. Women and men are equal, but we have to accept the fact that we are different. Not only by the way, we think but also by the way our bodies are.
Today, we see a woman working, coming back home to feed the children, wash the dishes and so on. Whereas, the man rests after work. (Of course, there are men who help around too!). But why this double duty. Women are drilled to believe, that doing a man’s work is freedom? That is not true. God made us different so we can compliment and compensate for each other’s flaws. Women, naturally weaker by strength, and their bodies are made to bear children. Whereas, men naturally being more stronger are able to do hard labour.
Today, if a woman is a homemaker, she will be mocked at. Why? Is being a woman so bad? There are so many women in this world, who were great scholars and yet good homemakers.
Today a woman works 9 to 12 hours, away from her children. The children, not under the supervision of a mother, end up doing unlawful things. I am not saying a woman should not be educated or get a job. Maybe they should stop trying to be a man so much. Do you know what is freedom? Freedom is being accepted for who you are and what you do, the moment you alter yourself to please another, you are a mere slave.
Today’s movies potray women half naked. Not to mention indian movies, you see the actress in skimpy clothing, while the men are dressed. Why is it a woman has to strip to survive in the film industry? What is the lifespan of indian actresses. 10 years, 12 years? And what do they do? STRIP? Think about it? You don’t ask a man to come to a date in super tight shots. But a man requests you to wear the shortest skirt possible?
The concept of marriage brought to protect women. Nowadays, sex is so free. People do not marry anymore. Why do you suppose the concept of marraige is so emphasized in religious gospels? Forget religions. Let us see it this way, the world has one night stands. And after that night, the man and woman are complete strangers. And if the woman becomes pregnant, it is her responsibilty. I know of a woman like that? Marriage is responsibility. Why do people want sex but not the responsibility. Is it fair to make woman responsible just because the child grow in us?
I am not blaming men for this problem. Women have to open up their eyes. Accept yourselves for who you are. And i hope i answered your question, Tomaline 🙂