Reluctance of women to talk about feminism in India
I still wonder why most females are not willing to speak their mind about feminism in India, demand respect, object to exploitation and why they prefer to follow the rules made by the society which is ofcourse a male dominated one.
All the rules are for the convenience of men and the poor woman has to follow them all without any hush hush. If she speaks her mind and raises her voice against the well established rules she is termed as a feminist and she has to face the brunt of physical and emotional abuse.
So a better and a comfortable route is to accept and go on. Sacrifice your wishes for the comfort of others, forget about your own happiness, health and ambitions for others and call yourself happy. Portray to be happy in front of others for the respect of the family. Emotional and physical abuse is behind the curtains.
The torture behind the curtains
Every female faces all this at some point or the other in her life . Some come out of it, some accept it , and some live with it for their family’s respect. Every woman wants to be a feminist and support feminism in India but not everyone has the courage to do so. Otherwise she will be ostracized and thrown out from the society. Equality is only on papers but not in homes.
It is in law but not in lives.We should question ourselves that how a woman can be less than a man and Why? Who has made her less? She is the one who brings you into this world, who nurtures a family with her devotion and love, gives you strength, and the only one on whom you can fall back on. So isn’t she an equal infact better.
I have heard men saying, “Aurat aadmi ki barabari nahi kar sakti” Is it true? One has to ask oneself. A supporter of feminism in India is a one who challenges all these belief systems. She is an iconoclast.
So, she is the one responsible for ousting of unjust power kings and that is why the leaders of power feel the shaking of their thrones which frightens them.
But today let us accept that a society can not progress without a woman being given her rightful place, respect and equality.