Women’s Day Conundrums

We introduce celebration of days with themes either when the theme is endangered to existence or when the theme is neglected.Rarely people think about this stark truth during the hype and celebration of Women’s Day.Otherwise we would have NOT celebrated March 8th as Women’s Day and January 24th as National Girl Child Day;we would have not had forums and NGOs fighting for women and we would have not fell into a pathetic stage of having sex ratio of 940 women per 1000 males.Every year when we supposedly celebrate these two days,it is a warning reminding us that we are still on the verge of nonexistence and a larger group is still neglected even though on Women’s Day the media portray a few brave and determined women.That is why we don’t celebrate Men’s Day or run a campaign saying Save the Boy Child,because they are the preferred ones.

Though November 19th is celebrated as International Men’s Day,even men are not aware of such a day.They think that there is no Men’s Day and say that it is a discrimination.(All the men who opened their mouths out of surprise can close it now)

Once I heard a group of men laughing at the idea of Women’s Day,saying the world is being kind to women by giving a day to celebrate.All I told them was to remember that their Mother is also a woman.I would say women are kind to men and women are sympathetic to the world.UNFORTUNATELY there is a bit of sacrifice that women do for men.When you laugh at us saying ‘women are nothing‘,please remember that in your life you owe a lot to women.

Even when she knows that she got important tasks at work place,your mother must have still sat with you when you were sick;even when she knows that she is tired after a day’s work,your wife still makes a cup of coffee while you relax in your couch;even when she knows that you are wrong,she may shut her mouth only to keep up your ego;even when she knows that she is sleep deprived,she sacrifices her sleep so that you get to have your breakfast;even when she knows that she could have a brighter career,she still stays close to family so that you have your mother/wife close to you  and the list goes on.So before laughing at women,take a while to think about how much kindness and sympathy we show to you daily and you better respect it.Imagine how your life will be if she didn’t compromise on her dreams or her success or her life.There would have never been a woman job and man job in the family.I am glad that views are changing.

It is heartbreaking to realize that the number of rape victims are increasing exponentially year after year.It is a shame to show the world that in India,there is a rise of 700% in rape cases in 36 years.It is even more heartbreaking to see the pictures of rapists coming out of the court waving hands like celebrities and the media doing a special bulletin covering their personal life.

I dream about a world where women celebrate their lives round the year,they wear the clothes they like,they make decisions of their own and they are even allowed to come out of the womb.

Toast to all the women and the men folks who respect and love women!!