Friday, July 13, 2012

Few thoughts on Womanism

A woman is just not a tag, it has so many sub-titles to it. Like a woman is a mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend & so on... & with every title she has different relations & responsibilities which defines her. But the question is how these definitions are being judged? On what parameter does the responsibilities are being set? Why a woman has been told what to do & what not to do? Just because our society have been working  this way since god knows when!

Today we see so many proud women in our country & all over the globe defining their own name. But there are so many women in mass still fighting for their rights & searching for their name.

This recent incident of Guwahati is just an example of again how women being in 2012 still fighting for its rights & looking for its space in this so called modern society. A 17yr. old girl was molested, abused & stripped in the public by 20men & the society was sleeping. An area which is in the heart of the city, where in there is a Police station on one side & the Assam secretariat on the other side. For my wonder how & from where do people get so much of guts to do such a disgusting act. Who gave them the right?? Being a woman, I am shit scared of this incident, while the victim here is just an 11std. student. A teen age girl who has just started living her life. Of course this isn't the first incident.

How do the society defines the term 'woman'? Is it that women are meant to be kept at home like show pieces? Or she is just the solution to a man's pleasure? Or she is a machine who produce babies? Who decides the right & wrong for a woman? Why does a girl leaves her own house after marriage? Whats the need of changing her surname? Why can't we keep our own name? So many questions... 

I being a woman feels every individual has his/her rights to put up his/her own thoughts. Every one has the right to live their life their own way. 

It happens when a girl get married, she has to adapt with her new family. She goes to a new family, new culture, new everything. But that doesn't mean she have to change her thoughts or her views in every step. How can one adjust with her thoughts & views? U've all the rights to put up ur thoughts & views. Often I see people saying, "now that u r married u'll have to walk according to ur in-laws" & my question is, "even if they r wrong also?" Well my point is to be what u are & never ever give up in putting up ur thoughts at least. A changed view is a changed YOU.

So many names be it mother, daughter, sister, friend or any which way, after all she is a woman. A lot of people can't take women's freedom or their way to independence. But why not? People have to understand this thing that a women is not restricted to just her home. She has all the rights to explore & enjoy this world. She is the one who brought us to this world, then how can some one just restrict her till the kitchen?

I wonder when will people start understanding women & start treating them as human.
Woman is a beautiful creation of god. Don't spoil it, more over don't customize her.

1 comment:

  1. I agree completely wit u rijji!
    Also, m proud to be a woman!