Note that this article is just a random thought process in my mind that put down, it does not implore into issues and their solutions, it’s just a random article…
India is one of the biggest places of concern for the welfare of women and it’s fundamental dispersion between the thought process involved in bringing up the marked sexually inferior child thought of as woman. A woman has a lot of fear instilled in her from the time she is capable of understanding the differences that occur both bodily and mentally. These things are imparted in her to bring up a traditionally sound and a person who can run the house efficiently as well as please the manhood so cherished by her husband. She is bound to put her head down against any atrocities or the mediocre tease by fellow men, throughout her life believing that men are certainly superior in at least as much as to have a right to rule on themselves and not be dependent elsewhere. Beckoning change is a time when women have had just enough of the tipping scale and are at tyranny over the current situations that rule, if not the bigger cities, then the smaller and more less intellectual cities in India.
I myself am not much interested in relics. But one seemed to grab my attention when it was mentioned in the Gentleman’s code, a TV program on Star World that seems to explore the world of changing mentality of men in this century. An instance when Sita is the hero rather than Ram, he goes on to explain how the male dominant versions of the Ramayana have been popular and female versions where at most times women turn triumphant are suppressed. In such a version, Sita encounters a prince who is rather interested in her body than that of a suggested army coalition, she goes on to say that god created humans in a special way, we have the power of imagination that is non-existent in animals. We have the power to be anywhere we want and be whoever we like. But the demarcation of men and women is in the imagination and imagination alone, for it is the same soul that embodies a man, which is present in a woman as well. Bodily differences don’t make you superior to me. Even though I do not remember the exact words, I can assure you that the gist of what was said is covered here. It’s reassuring when a woman takes a stand as her patience is tested in being discriminated at every field without a proper base to the sentimental values that surround them. It’s vital that this be understood by men that it’s not a toy to be played with and this brings me to the point I want to convey today. Would it be better if rather than teaching women to stand up for themselves, teach men to act and be a gentleman that they are supposed to be?
As a man, I clearly lack the perspective of the mind of a female. And it’s difficult to be able to comprehend them in the sense that they would want us to. But instead what if we brought in ourselves a change that seemed evident such that women wouldn’t have to bother explaining. It’s just a simple concept that seems to solve a big problem with ease. A little bit of self-discipline and common sense solves everything. But here’s a prospective problem that seems to find the most vague solution as possible, and it is this that brings about a definite confusion as to the heading that the solution needs to take. Would education from the root suffice the forth coming generation’s growing curiosity? Or would it bring about a separation in them? Would it actually provoke them into anything serious if they work upon their teachings?
The problem is thus, sexual abuse isn’t the only place where women are suffering, and it is of at most importance that they be treated equally with equal respect in all fields than one. Bearing in mind that they are sensitive in certain aspects. To be able to get that message through is by any means possible, and not by narrowing it down on one section of the community. Like when handicapped are alternatively called as disabled, which will not change their lives, but is a step towards telling them that care is on it’s way, if not immediately, most certainly some time in the near future. I’m not asking to rename the problem at hand. But to look for a solution where it’s obvious. Why can’t men be thought common social code and work towards being a gentleman rather than being jerks towards women. Alternatively children and every part of the society needs to learn the importance of empowering women the same way that men are. It isn’t a solid answer to an age-old problem, it is a step towards equality. Equality for all.
“A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.”
― Virginia Woolf, Orlando