ARE WOMEN REALLY EMPOWERED?
Seems to be the question of the decade as this decade saw the rise of many women and the fight for equality seemed to dim in the face of the newly empowered female citizens of our nation, state, family.
As the female populace is still facing barriers in the society in every sphere and this barrier strengthens its vice-like grip through many forms of violence, atrocities, and inequality against women. Women can be empowered only if they are given education and made aware of their rights and hence they prioritize their lives. Violence has to be completely eradicated from her life, then and only then can the dream of empowerment becomes a reality.
Women are unsafe because they are physically weak but they are mentally very strong even in mythology women are viewed as stronger beings but gender has always been a criterion for violence in any given society.
Every woman should have the ability to achieve the empowered status that is rightly hers and any barriers set up by society can be taken out by understanding if not by force.
So when one evaluates the opinion of these wonderful women of our society and tries to find whether women empowerment is a myth or reality, it is not that easy as women empowerment at times seems to be an illusion that has been made into reality by some but remains uncharted territory to many. The hierarchy between men and women often disarms women as they have treated as the second position holders and perhaps an afterthought of creation. Men are perhaps the children of more powerful gods in a nation of 33 crore gods and goddesses and women are children of lesser gods.
Discrimination based on gender is something that will bring cultural, social, economic, and educational differences in the society, that will push back the growth of the nation. So to stop this thing, we need to destroy the demons killing the rights of women and ethics and values from society such as honor killing, illiteracy, dowry, rape, female infanticide, inequality, domestic violence, sexual harassment, illegal trafficking, prostitution, and many other issues.
As per me, that’s the real women empowerment – “She turns her disappointments into triumph. Her grief into joy. Her rejection into approval. If no one believes in her it does not matter. She believes in herself. Nothing stops her. No one can touch her. She is a woman.”
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