Dou you know from where your life originated from? Of course, it’s a woman. The woman is the origin of life. Every one of us owes to our mother for bringing us into this world. Today is her day, to celebrate your origin by thanking her, by respecting her, by valuing her opinions, by loving her to the moon and back, by bringing that smile on her face… every single day. Happy Women’s Day, ladies!Every one of us knows the other side where women are mistreated, not respected, looked upon as slaves, are objectified, and the list is endless. Though society has infinite reasons to not respect women or not treat them equal to men but these haven't affected women’s approach to tackle the obstacles and stand firm in this patriarchal society. The male-dominant society… the name itself speaks a lot where everything done by male gender is justified to such extent that unfortunately ‘rape’ also gets justified in this society. Enough of this as society is more concerned to know why the rape happened. Seriously, how you justify your filth? This was just an example, though.
Women still have the guts to face such society where they know that their opinion is suppressed at a certain point, they know that she has to face every single passerby who looks with a cheap intention, and they know that this society cannot back the courage and the strength of a lady which overpowers every creature of this world.
Today in some corners of the world the perspectives are shaping in good ways as women themselves have taken their nations, to higher levels despite male dominance. India is one such example which is developing today and not to ignore that equally women have taken it to global level too. Sakshi Mallik, P V Sindhu, Deepa Karmakar, Shawna Pandya are some of them. India is the land where goddesses are worshipped but in the same house, the wife is treated inferior to her husband. Illiteracy, Lack of understanding and the society is equally responsible for this. Let us hope at least now we are heading towards eliminating that gender gap and encouraging both genders equally.
Social media has flooded with wishes expressing gratitude on the eve of women's day.
In this society, there are many women and men as well who stand and back other women to support them and those who face society evils like rape, sexual harassment, eve-teasing, dowry, prostitution, woman trafficking etc. One of such example is Ms Nayeema Ahmad Majhoor, J&K State Womens’ Commission Chairperson, who was a BBC journalist and now is an activist who is working passionately and dedicating herself to solve the problems of women across the Jammu Kashmir and help them to stand firm for themselves. She said that “Gone are the days when women were silent sufferers, not ready to take on their tormentors.”
She also highlighted the issues women faced day by day by saying that, “Many incidents like rape, murder, pellets shots etc have happened that has not only traumatised the women but also given a bad name to institutions. Because of continued political turmoil, violence and crime-related incidents have increased. Many women are suffering from mental depression and they haven't been able to speak up. Women in border districts have issues of safety due to firing from across the border. There are health issues in remote villages where facilities are not sufficient. Then the social attitude towards women is least changed due to which women have low confidence levels despite having tremendous potential and capacity to run households and offices.”
Nayeema by expressing the stand and helping hand towards those affected women she said that among top priorities are to ensure justice to all women, to those who are exploited and are unaware of the assistance the court and the commission can provide them at any point of time. Also to make women heard and respected at home and at the office, empower her politically, economically and socially. I want to ensure justice for exploited and my efforts are on to reach every harassed woman.
She also asked women to fight and stand firmly for justice. She said to take a stand and fight for your dignity and respect.
Marilyn Monroe once said, “I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” It’s the best gift to be a ‘woman’, let us cherish it. We are the propagators of love, emotions, generations, future- Life. Life starts from us and nothing in this whole universe can match this power of being a woman. Once Again, Happy Women’s Day to you all gorgeous ladies.