Monthly Archives: April 2018

IS EQUALITY A MYTH?

A few days back, a celebrity feminist said in TV that the world would be a better place if “every one is treated equally.”

Her emphasis was obviously upon women empowerment and equal rights to women. I liked her views. Really, there exists a colossal difference in the way opportunities come to men and women, the problems faced by them, the way they think, talk or do a particular job! Suddenly a thought dawned upon me. No matter how many times do we scream, how many effigies we burn demanding equality, will there be equality? Is there really anything like equality? Let’s observe carefully without being biased to any ideology.

Science clearly states that no two objects in this universe are absolutely equal in all aspects. Even the identical twins are similar, not the same. Every leaf of a tree is different. Every single human is different. Every one has a gift! A king size Pandora box which is full of possibilities! Man is a container of infinite potential! Each one of us is born with certain inherent traits. So every individual is unique. Again, from a religious perspective, we all agree upon the fact that God/Supreme Being or the Creator is One and Unique. There is none like Him/Her. So it is but natural that we being His creation, are One and Unique in ourselves! We possess the same spirit as He has. We have unique capabilities, different tendencies and different ways of thinking and understanding. There is nothing equal in this! And that’s where the beauty of life lies. Isn’t it? Rather to make everything equal forcefully would be a problem!

Those men who talk about equal rights to women, they have not and will never experience the pain a mother feels while giving childbirth! Raising a child is not a child’s play! I dare any man to go through (if they can) the intense emotional and psychological ups and downs that a woman feels every month. The women naturally are more tolerant, more patient and more receptive than men! In the ancient India, the women were called by the name Devi which literally means a Goddess. Who are we to bring them down to our standards???

I understand that now a days, the plight of women in society is very depressing. We are living in an era where scientific discoveries have reached the pinnacle but women are not safe in the streets. But that doesn’t mean that women have to be trained, shaped and made to think like men! They have their own inherent and natural traits. If for the sake of empowering and equalizing, we end up destroying their inherent attributes, aren’t we actually deceiving ourselves? Let every woman and man be trained, educated, empowered as per their own aptitude , traits and inherent tendencies. Let the gifts within us bloom to the full. Let all of us be unique in our own ways just like the different seasons. Relaxing and Refreshing at once!

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