INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Posted by shivamkesari
Originally it is INTERNATIONAL working WOMEN’S DAY but our patriarchal society of the globe made to remark 8th of March of every year as INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY to show their virtual respect towards our other half. This particular day is said to be dedicated for empowerment of women of the world. Oppressed women take the pride of having an entire day dedicated for them. The men also take the gratification of recognizing the meaning of women in our life on this particular day.
But, in the midst of WOMEN’S DAY and call for Women Empowerment we disregard the fact that they also represent the same stats in population as we men do. They are also entitled for the same dignity and equality in the society as we men want. The day is in existence for around a century but the sole purpose of remarking the day is still to be achieved. Better, we should ask ourselves a question: “Why was there a need to recognize a day dedicated for Women? And why we Indians are not ashamed of commemorating it in our society.” I didn’t mean that we need not to strive to bring equality to women rather I mean there is no need to mark a day for it. Every 365 days of a year must be special for them and our action. The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia.From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful. But the present condition makes us ashamed.
A person is always obliged to women either in relation of mother, sister, wife, daughter, other family member or even as friend. But still we fail to recognize the significance of this gender in our society. If she can give us birth then she can do anything. Don’t underestimate their biological harmone and them; they are creator of Nature and life. Don’t forget Indian culture has been nurtured by females – the history of Durga, Kali, Saraswati, Parvati, Lakshmi is well known with respect. Whenever men were unable to save the humanity women took the charge.
Don’t be confounded of the participation of women in daily activity but be concerned about the daily incident of harassment, unease, molestation, insecurity, discrimination, infanticide a female gender in India has to face. Be distressed about their representation in education, employment, business, armed forces and services and every other activity where men have dominance.
If the patriarchal society is really concerned about female gender and need to celebrate this 8th March to mark their development in spheres of life then make your every day dedicated to curb Sexual harassment, Dowry, Child marriage, Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion, Domestic violence, Trafficking, Eve teasing, Family planning, Sex ratios. No woman is empowered even if single of this incidence happens in our society. And to verify ourselves that we are really striving for woman empowerment I have a litmus test: “Talk of woman empowerment only if you will be comfortable taking surname of your wife instead of your paternal surname, you will be comfortable marrying a woman of height more than yours, you will feel comfortable in the society when your wife goes for work and you engage yourself daily in household activity.”
If something needs empowerment it’s our thought and thinking process. The patriarchal society needs empowerment not the chaste WOMEN.
A Pledge is a Pledge and a Promise is a Promise; let’s make it a time for Action for the change.