It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 23 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank my dear friend and an awesome blogger Prisha for introducing me. I love her blog Mummasaurus I am a fan of how she puts herself across bang on!
I would like to introduce you to my dear friend & co-blogger Jinal Gada. Her blog talks about interesting parenting mantras and her expert take on education. I loved reading her post on her blog Foreversassymommy
The Prompt for today is ” Being a Woman in India in 2017 – a Positive take”
So here is what I think :
Being a woman in India is hard – I don’t need to justify this to another Indian woman, because she has been there and knows exactly what I talk. Women in India are considered to be guardians of the social fabric and our choices are expected to be a demonstration of the righteous, far away from personal decisions.
There is a strong set of norms for a good Indian girl/woman – the one who is traditional, wears “appropriate” clothes, avoids red lips, is docile, refrains from “immoral” acts, is domestic and most importantly does not invite rape or any kind of ‘trouble’ for that matter. If you are anything different, the self – proclaimed gatekeepers of the society have declared you promiscuous.
This post is not about how frustrating or unfair the Indian society is to women.
This one is about, how the women of Today are on the pathway to rising above the patriarchy.
I say we aren’t there yet, while some of us have punched the stereotypes in their face, there are a larger number of us who are still striving.
On the bright side the change has begun! The woman of 2017 is that flower which blossoms in the mud.
– The woman of Today would give you a stern stare back if you behaved like she was an uncut diamond jewellery on display.
– The woman do today has learnt to strike a perfect balance between he work and home. Well, if not, she is still proud of what she choses.
– She carries herself with poise and walk with her head held high, whether you have the capability to take that or not.
– Try mansplaining a woman of Today and she’ll make you doubt your entire lifetime of education
– She gives two hoots about what the so-called people of the society think of her choices. She has her priorities set.
– Yes her choices have been questioned, yes her decisions are seldom respected but if she decides left is right, left it is!
– Unsurprisingly the women of Today are pulled into many directions, but they have learnt the balancing act and preserve their indensties from fragmentation.
– The woman of Today has shortened the gap between how she feels about herself and how she aspires to be personally and professionally.
– The sexuality, beauty, ability, belief and body of the Indian woman Today lies in her confidence in herself. Tell her she is fat and you’d know the very next moment “Fat is the new thin”. Call her anorexic and she’d ignite a desire to diet in you.
– The women of Today co-exist. You’d hear stories about triumphs and failures but all of these stories Co-exist without hierarchy. Indian woman of Today are compassionate and empathetic towards one another.
– The Best about the women of Today is that they build one another up rather than break each other down. They water each other into big Happy trees.
Today 40 % Indian women describe themselves happy and 30 % intelligent. Are these numbers low? Hell, not they are bright, they are a ray of hope that slowly and gradually we’ll pull each other up there to be a part of those statistics.