Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Women's Day and Me!

Today is Women's day. At least that's what every radio station, newspaper and television channels seems to be discussing whole day. Now, I don't have a problem with it but it mildly amuses me.

What purpose does Women's day serve? To celebrate womanhood, perhaps? Yes, true..so thoughtful. But then why don't we "celebrate" Men's day (Yes, it exists-Nov 19th)?

At least, it means people acknowledge that something is wrong with the society. That somehow women are not given the status they deserve and hence a need to highlight. Which again is quite confusing because I don't think anything substantial is being done on such a day. Of course, you get lot of discount on shopping and free entry to few places but that's hardly an event to rejoice!

I have met a lot of women who are considered strong "feminists". Who work very hard to prove that they are equal to men in every aspect. I do admire them and to the sheer audacity of the energy they put on to it. But unfortunately I don't agree with everything that is going on at the name of "proving you are equal".

Yes, I agree that there should be gender equality whether it's political, work, intellectual or  in any legal form. You cannot just assume that being a woman means you can't run a train or being a guy means you can't knit! By now, we have seen enough examples to realize that people who are passionate about something would excel in it regardless of gender.

Everyone is different in their own way. We are all good at somethings and not so good at others and it has got nothing to do with gender. Men and women are different(thank god for that!) but that doesn't make either one stronger or smarter than other. And this is a fact. We need each other and would always remain a team. And sooner you accept that, sooner you realize that a huge burden has been lifted from your shoulders. You see, you don't have to prove anyone anything!

It doesn't matter whether you are a man or woman, don't feel ashamed to do "stereotypical things". Like crying when you are upset or giggling when you are on date! So what? The problem lies in the notion that being strong means being "manly". Which is untrue to say the least.

I think a day like this would serve it's purpose if you just realize how amazing you are. That you have every right to be happy and live life to the fullest regardless of circumstances. You should do what you want to do, not because you have to prove "you can do" but because you deserve it. And never forget that you are not a superhero but a human who is bound to stumble once in a while but has the right to stand up and walk ahead.

Yes, I am a woman and I am as special as a man or as a flower or for that matter any other organism on this planet. That's what equality means and it is as omnipresent as air. Even if you don't believe it doesn't matter, it still exists.

So this Women's day raise your glass in toast to being yourself and being proud of that.


  1. I really appreciate the way you wrote "I think a day like this would serve it's purpose if you just realize how amazing you are." ... I completely agree with that