Today is the International Women’s day or so they say . Leaves me a little perplexed . Does that mean , the other days don’t belong to us , women or is it just a consolation prize for the otherwise forgotten ‘greatness’ of women !
I am a woman , and equally , if not any more , sane as my male counterpart , and I think celebrating your existence should be an everyday affair . The social media today , is overflowing with status messages and dedications to this lovely species , called ‘Women’ , telling us about their super powers , elevating them to the status of a goddess , describing in varied detail , the hardships faced by them , respecting the women in our family and so on .
Open your facebook or twitter account tomorrow , and these would have disappeared without a sign , ‘poof’ ! , back into the same graves , from which they had arisen , much like ‘zombies’ , only twenty four hours ago .
Today , each one of us think that out social and moral responsibility begins and ends with a social media status (Guilty as charged ! )
What one needs to think is that a ‘Woman’ , is a human being , with slightly different functions ( I am referring to the physical aspects , the social functions are of course , man made ! ) . We do not celebrate a ‘Man’s day’ (not that I know of !) , then why this particular bias towards women ?
Agreed a woman does many things worth a (or perhaps a zillion ! ) mention (s) , but don’t men have their share of duties to fulfill …?
Are we as women , any less human , or inferior to the men , that we require such special days and special dedications ? Women are strong , perhaps , mentally even stronger than men . Such special days , according to me , only go to belittle their hard work and position as an active member of society .
A woman’s contribution to society , just like the men’s can not , be packed into a single day of the year . That will just not be enough . She deserves love , respect , appreciation and acknowledgement , round the clock , through out the year !
No amount of protests and movements in favor of women emancipation , will work , if the total ‘mind set’ does not change . Women are not special , perhaps a little physically fragile , but that doesn’t make them the ‘Weaker section of society’ .
In fact if this whole outlook towards women , and the way they are looked at by the society has to change , it has to start from a woman itself ; a mother , who fails to discriminate her children right from their toddler years , who teaches her sons to respect women , in the family and outside , and her daughter to blossom into a real woman , capable of standing her ground , if the need arises.
Don’t wait for others to set examples . Set your own .
As a woman , you need to love and respect yourself , for others to do the same . Be beautiful , on the outside and the inside . Let’s make it our day , everyday . And this goes for the men folk too . The love and regard is mutual ; our men need some appreciation as well !
Life should a celebration of humanity , every hour of the day , and every day of an year .
We are the masters of our own destiny !