Cheers to womanpower, cheers to womanhood!

20 Jul

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For centuries women have been portrayed as feeble creatures who fall victim to gender discrimination, oppression and domestic violence. It is very strongly believed that a woman cannot survive alone in today’s world without a man’s support, especially in my part of the world. Pick up any fairy tale and you’ll find the girl waiting for her prince charming to put an end to her misery. These are the kinds of ideas we instill in the minds of our daughters. Sadly, women have been always projected as objects of sexual gratification. Some show-pieces that are sent to this world simply for beautification purposes. I am neither a hard-core feminist nor an anti-feminist. In fact, I am a realist who firmly believes that our modern woman is smart, intelligent, sharp, witty, and strong enough to fight for herself. She’s accessorised with oodles of confidence and armed with the weapons of education, worldly experience and sanity. She can take her own decisions and can also bear the consequences.

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We, as women, are no longer damsels-in-distress who secretly wish to be rescued by knights in shining armours. Nor are we much financially dependent on others to feed us and our families. In fact, we don’t even demand equality for we don’t wish to be compared. We do realize that men and women are from separate planets. They are as different as chalk and cheese but still need to co-exist. We do not deny the importance of men in our lives and appreciate their contribution. We only demand respect. Respect for our opinions, our voices, our emotions, our decisions, our choices, our struggles and above all, our own self. Is this too much to ask for? Especially after we dedicate our entire life to nurturing your needs, turning your houses into homes and raising your families?

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A problem itself is not a problem unless you choose to suffer. Oppressor will keep oppressing till you revolt. Nobody is, in fact, nobody should speak up for you. It’s your life so YOU should rise up for it. Stop worrying about what people would say. They’d even talk behind your back when you just sit around and do nothing. At least give them a reason to gabble on about. Learn to say no and stop accepting things the way we accept Terms & Conditions on various websites. Life is neither a mere formality nor comes with a go-back button. Say what you have in your mind and don’t be afraid of criticism. Let people throw bricks at you. Pick them up and construct your future. You are a strong woman and I know that you can do it. Please don’t disappoint me. More power to you!

Cheers to womanpower! Cheers to womanhood! πŸ™‚

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4 Responses to “Cheers to womanpower, cheers to womanhood!”

  1. ayesha July 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    That is truly truly inspirational! I feel much more self-motivated now.
    Thankyouuuuuuu πŸ˜€

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    • iExpressBlog July 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      You are always welcome. Thanks for liking it! πŸ™‚

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  2. jane July 20, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    What an inspiring piece of article! Kudos to you for writing it. And thanks for the motivation. It was much needed! πŸ™‚

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    • iExpressBlog July 20, 2013 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks a lot, Jane. You always appreciate my posts. This means a lot to me. πŸ™‚

      Like

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