Women’s Day – Let’s Celebrate!!!!
Wow!!! Aadhya seems to be on a thinking spree today!! Oh by the way, happy Women’s Day to all of you out there. So, on this day dedicated especially to all of us ladies, let’s think and introspect a little bit (Oops, think, that word again!!!). What I have come to realize in recent times is this. International Women’s Day, which was originally established to celebrate the achievements of women and honor our contributions, has now become yet another means of propaganda in this country.
Come election time, the country’s leaders shout themselves hoarse talking about women’s empowerment, women’s safety, blah, blah, blah, but when it comes to passing the women’s bill, I wonder where they vanish off to. And as for bringing in amendments to legislations concerning crimes against women, well the less said, the better.
As for Aadhya’s concerns over the role of Indian women in politics, I totally agree with her. Several enterprising women I know, who can be called visionaries in their own right, would like to run for office and try to make a difference. But as long as there are people desiring to use them as pawns, they are not interested in coming forward.
And as for the issues of crimes against women and women’s safety, I’m seriously disillusioned. Let me explain. Still, women are being blamed for every crime against them, be it minor or major. It’s the women who are being penalized in the name of preventing crimes. Issuing edicts on what women can and cannot wear is a good example. Questioning a victim of a violent crime as to why she had gone out at a particular time or why she had gone somewhere unaccompanied is not just insensitive, but downright foolish.
When all this is happening, my question is this: What exactly are we celebrating on March the 8th???? Enlighten me please.