International Women’s Day-How far we’ve come and how far we have to go?

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On this International Women’s Day, Triayaam invites you to speculate how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. Throughout history we have seen men’s domination over women. And this dominance is so deep rooted not only in the minds of men but that of even women as well, that everyone fail to realize that a woman is also a life who in no way inferior to a man. She is either treated like a goddess(only to be asked for sacrifices later) or like a slave/property of men.

Why is she expected to look good all the time? There is a term called the “Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women” as told by Naomi Wolf. When American women started to come out of their homes and join workforce (which gave them power and wealth which are considered to be masculine traits), they began to be criticized more for how they look. Because females have this secondary obligation to live up to the “feminine” standard of being concerned with being pretty and sexy. 

In below talk, Cameron Russell- a top model shares her insecurity of Looking Good most of the time. Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.

Why is she always asked to make compromises? If a man has his job relocated, whole family has to move but if it is the woman, they might not necessarily move. When a woman has a baby, there is a hold on her career/studies. Cooking / Housekeeping is ladies only department. And worst is domestic violence-Statistics say that around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. 

Why is she being treated as social stigma when she has been raped/assaulted by a man who carelessly wanders in the streets of our society. It is usually assumed that certain victim behaviors (such as flirting, or wearing sexually provocative clothing) were the real reasons for encouraging rape. 

Why is she not given equal rights in our society-right to education, right to express her views/ideas openly in public, right to roam anywhere she wants with her face/head uncovered?

Why?Why?Why? But always, there had been few Women/Men who got up and asked “Why?” They dared to challenge the system and in effect produced everlasting changes for the betterment of womanhood in the society. Today, on the occasion of International Woman’s Day, Triayaam wants to recognize all the women and their individuality.

  1. Wonderful post.. Keep doing…

    Comment by Vimal Singh SV — March 8, 2013 @ 7:36 am

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