Girls with freedom become women with a vision.
This is what I saw in the morning that gave an impulse to the neurons of my flesh. India’s culture enrooted in the Goddess from the Harrapan secular tradition of Yakshini to the goddess of peace and prosperity. Similarly, there are notions where a girl child is considered the shoulder of her father (in Islam) even the Bibi Marium portray the epitome of love and compassion.
This makes me ponder about any relative connotation attached with a male child. Males are depicted in the Pashupati seals also, and even Lord Shiva and Ganesha were the Lord of destruction and wisdom or the Prophets were the messenger of God (Islam). So, this religious cult is always there, providing the same (equal) foundation to both male and female.
So, what let women to lend (dole) special treatment as a gentleman offers his seat to women in a public sphere? Or why are there whims of “ladies first”? Aren’t these tending more towards engraving gap among genders? Why not enlighten our next generation with equality and justice? By keeping one over the other, viz women over men (if not practically rather theoretically), are we not following a legacy of inequality? Again, we are inclining towards injustice.
Now, the next thing to be taken into consideration: women are the sufferers of social injustice. Hence, we are cleaning one injustice with another. Why can men not cry? Is is because “Mard ko dard nhi hota?” Why cannot women leave their seat for men? Why can it not be gentlemen first? In fact, why not distribute the burden of carrying the so-called legacy of respect of the family?
In a lumen term, equity cannot always be the solution of inequality. We need to educate our children with equality. Then, there will be no need of a ladder for the next man or the woman.
At the brutal context, this creaks of an idealist. Gandhi’s swaraj in the late 19th century till mid-20th century is also criticised as an idealist hope, but 2021 is about breathing swaraj, therefore, what India dreams, it lives.