We are living in the era where people have started thinking rationally; we have modernized not with technologies, but with our thoughts too. There are many things that have changed with time. It is impressive to see independent women all around and the families supporting them to become one. The percentage of working class women has become high and the number of girls recording better marks than boys is rising in each board examinations. The ratio of girls enrolled in the primary schools has increased than compared to two decades. The importance of education, exploration and the opportunity of letting the children achieve his/her dream are understood in positive manner. The discrimination between the girl and boy child has reduced.
Even if we believe that there is no difference between both the sexes, and each one is capable physically, mentally and emotionally, the Asian society fails to prove it. The idea and the way things are implemented has not changed. As I had discussed in one of my previous blog on why does a girl leave her home and adjust to a new place and why it cannot be other way round or let’s say, why they cannot stay in both the houses for the same time each year. It’s a tradition which is going on and it would not change for centuries now. These are very big steps of change, but we can always start with small steps. For example :: When a girl is working professionally and is set with her career as
much as the man is, the responsibility of home chores should be for both of them. Don’t you think so?? Why should all the accountability be on one gender since we are talking about no prejudice? We are not talking about self-esteem here, but just the idea that if any work is divided among all, it would finish faster and easier. Our societies seriously need to give it a thought as we believe that there is no difference in the power of a man or a woman. This will happen when the kids are made to do their activities by themselves and the house hold work is helped by the son as much as the daughter works. The right that the boy feels he has since childhood should be changed as they become equally helpful with the tasks.
While I am writing about it, there are some families which follow the old school method. They need to accept the changes and their thought process. Things cannot be the same as it was since years. There is so much happening around, we need to be informed and discover more. With time we need to revolutionize and happily broaden our mindset. If this fails, and if we continue with the previous methods there will always be a generation gap between family members. To reduce the gap is a two way process, where the conservative thought of each individual is eliminated and the new generation inherits the values and norms passed by the elders.
Imagine a society and a place to live where there is no difference between both genders, which means no disparity and the responsibility of men and women are same, as the answer-ability lies. Visualize the situation where the supremacy and dominance of male is completely removed, it would be so much simpler. This article is based only for certain group, as the situation is totally different where much of empowerment is required for underprivileged lot.
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P.S: If you did not know:
Despite being 52 per cent of the world total population, the women lack recognition in male-dominant society and have to face worst situation in case of a widow or a single woman. The widows and single women do not get right of inheritance in property. There are laws to strengthen the women but they are not being implemented in most parts of the world. Millions of children are pulled from the schools every year just because their widow mothers cannot afford to pay the school fees.