The story of violence against women seems endless in our country even after the 65 years of Independence. Women were considered feckless and even today the same. We can say, the status of women has upheaval by the present time. Many of the laws have been made by the government, seats are reserved for the women in train compartments, Lok sabha, and colleges and are given special privileges in society but that's not enough.
Laws alone are not enough!
According to the laws, everyone has a right to be treated equally but actually they are limited to the constitution only. If it would have been followed truly; there would have been no injustice to women in society, no insecurity, no contempt, why the number of rape cases are increasing day by day? Why their faces are burned with cruelty if they protest for the wrong happened to them? Why they are being threatened? .Still the women of our country are struggling for the respect and equal position in the society.
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Last year, I was given a home assignment to write an essay about the 'Situation of the Women in Our Society'. I wrote my essay of 3 pages. As I am a favorite student so my teacher asked me to show my essay before other students. He was happy I never failed him as my assignments are always updated. He read my first line; made a big red circle ... that line was ''Women in our society are treated no less than a slave’’.
He randomly prompted a question Does your father treat your mother as a slave?? I replied No! Was completely blank because that's not what exactly I meant. Then again he asked, Do your parents treat you and your brother unequally?? Are you not being loved by your parents because you are a girl child?
I had no answer to those questions. He kept on speaking: Don't you see the great remarks made by females in our society and society's acceptance to their contributions?
That was the point I took. Sir, I agree to what you have said , you are not wrong in any of the ways but your views are concise to those remarks only, to those personalities. Still in many parts of India and country women are treated no less than a slave. Again I repeated the same statement, if it's not so then why they are deprived to even take birth just because she is a girl child! (Is it a mistake?) Why is she discriminated in society even in her own family?? Though our country has achieved Freedom but it's useless if the woman of such a country lives with fear, strange, disguise to go alone in the streets or even live secure at her own home??
They have always a terror in their mind of being raped, exploited, and disregarded by the society.
They are not allowed to take the decisions ...why? Because they have no respect; they have actually but our so called sagacity society does not feels to give importance. For men women are like a toy with whom they play till the time they enjoy and throw them away like a garbage ,even today in many Indian families a girl child is considered as a curse; a bad fate to them. To get rid off that curse they even commit shameful and merciless act such as Female Feticide. Though their condition has improved but still they are treated as slaves!
The classroom was echoing with claps. Even my teacher agreed. He said, Changes in society comes gradually not instantly; but you are right. I was happy and felt stronger from inside. I spoke of something that must be louder to the society to pursue the wanted change.
While stepping through the streets when a guy gives me a strange look I hesitate a bit of his creep intentions but within a second I take my steps with confidence. I am not a curse to this world and being a female is not a curse to me. I am proud to be a girl and those who aren't I'll make them proud not only of me but of all the women.
For that we need to step out of our fears, boundaries that society has marked to keep us deprive of our rights. Let us stand independent for ourselves yet united.
‘Unity has a power, right things can't be ignored for the longer time, we can't win without loosing... We've already lost now it's time to win! ‘
“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”