It’s been years that I am scared to go out after dark alone. I am ‘asked’ to stay back to avoid problem. Why can’t we just lock men after 5 evening so we could be safe outside?
We have been living in the realm of patriarchal civilization since epochs and it has strictly outlined and coerced some gender roles. Talk about the ‘forward-thinking’ society we are living in or the society of our ancestors, Women have always been given a secondary place.
Society is changing but it will take years to bridge the gap between men and women because of the preconceived notion that a women is like million other things that men ‘own’ just like a house, property or car.
The ability to cook, clean, bear children, acting as a caretaker or fulfilling all the defined gender role is what defines a women in every age. And as soon as she tries to step herself out from all the prescribed notions she is termed as eccentric and unconventional and disgraced for breaking stereotypes set by the male-controlled society. Woman has always been put up with many restrictions, be it in any first world countries or third world countries. Moreover, man’s idea of being dominant and provider at all the time is taking a toll over the idea of seeing a world where women is set free of all the constraints bounded by Male-dominated society.
One of many the constrictions put on woman is to lock her in the home at wee hours. How much ever a nation gets evolve, the very fact of asking woman to take care of the home or rather remain at her home is not getting changed. A woman today is impugned when she is raped; she is criticized for not being home at that unfavourable moment; She is criticized for wearing short clothes; She is criticized for not following the set of rules of designed years ago without any foundation.
Why do a woman need the consent of the other sex to tell them how to handle their life? What if we actually do the same to the Men? Why don’t we ask them to stay back at home and let us control our own life in our way? When we don’t question their life, why should we let them questions ours.
The sex-based “double standards” of our life is prevailing over the ideas of feminism.
The very idea of being a caretaker all the time and remaning home is the basis of woman life but what all has been defined by some illogical ancestors can be changed or rather needs to be changed. What if we ask man to control their outrage of dominance and remain in equality with woman? What if we not give them the privileges ‘of being born as a male?. Why don’t we just lead an equal life? If you can’t give us equal rights so at least live the life that you want us to live.
Women have been at the harshest receiving end of patriarchy since the beginning of time which has established in various ways including the refutation of basic human rights, violence and terror against the female body. But it comes the right time to backfire all the opposition of women to men.
The men who is considered themselves as stronger species needs to brake the glass that they aren’t not providers or protectors. We all are human, Women and Men who complete each other not disgraced. So rather not allowing women to go out in the evening because she will get raped, why don’t we just let men lock inside the home so that they DON’T RAPE. Let just try and shift the restrictions put on women onto men to make them feel the un-freedom that they are forcing women to live by. But if its continued a petition must be filed to ask the men to locked up inside r
We should live in a society that needs to be equal, that needs to unfollow the rules set by narrow-minded dynasties of ours.