Hey There! I really loved and appreciate the way we all have celebrated 71st Independence Day of India. And may be tomorrow or a week later we will not even discuss it. Maybe freedom is interpreted in a personal way by everyone.
Since childhood, I have seen and faced a lot but never raised my voice against them because that was not my problem. If I got the freedom to choose my education and freedom to marry the guy I like, my problems were solved.
Why should I bother about billions of women who have faced so much throughout years – be it before or after the independence of India? So, today I want to know how are those women independent and why should they celebrate the Independence Day?
Yes, I am grateful for the fact we are not under British rule anymore. Still, the thought that women in our country barely have respect, kills me from inside.
I have to talk a lot but today I would restrict myself to just three things which might bestow an iota of liberty to Indian women and of course, the freedom to choose.
Freedom to choose your attire after marriage
I know a lovely couple who dated each other for 10 years and they could not marry each other. Once their wedding got fixed, the guy started insisting her on wearing Indian ethnic attire because she was supposed to stick to that attire among his family members.
I want to ask the guy whether he wasn’t aware that she loves western outfits and she is comfortable wearing them? He dated her for 10 years while she used to wear what she loves. Why should married women give up on their preferences and start living up to someone else’s expectation?
Freedom to choose your work after marriage
I remember those days when my sister and I were in 12th standard and my grandmother forced my sister to meet a guy and his family for her wedding. She wanted my sister to get settled before she died.
I am asking, Why? She was not even 18 when she was forced to meet them. I had a little hope inside me that somehow I will convince the guy’s family that she is too young for their son.
Trust me, fate was on my side and they got shocked after looking at my sister and said she was too young. She needed to finish her higher studies first and choose a career.
They were okay with the fact if the girl does not want to work after the wedding but they wanted her to finish her higher education. That evening opened my family members eyes.
With the grace of God, ever since, each and every woman in my family has had a chance to choose her career. Do you believe that each woman in India should have right to choose her career goals?
Educate your son
I have been listening to “ If you educate a woman she will educate the whole family”, Agreed. But, have you ever thought that if we educate each male member in the family to behave decently with women and to respect them, will change the way women has been treated?
Remember Modi’s speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMynwMDaMwA where he spoke about asking a guy about his routine?
And Madhuri Dixit’s video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Nj99epLFqg “Ladke nahi rote”. Both of them gave very powerful messages I am sure at least 50% of us would have liked that video. But I want to know how many of you have implemented it?
If you answer few of these unanswered questions and work towards the betterment of womanhood, I am sure we will have better India tomorrow.
I don’t have anything against anyone I just wish for a better India and need your help for that. Do you promise me to work for our better future?
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