We all talk about women’s education. We all talk about the liberation of women. But how far are we from the real truth? We preach a lot. But do we practice it? Today the world is advancing at a very fast pace. Women are ahead of men in all areas of life.
Academics: From the historian Romila Thapar to the prominent scholar Nabanita Deb Sen to the writer Shobha De, women are everywhere.
Politics: From Mrs. Indira Gandhi to Mrs. Hillary Clinton, politics is always best handled by a lady.
Journalism – Each and every major media outlet is run by a lady.
Performance: From India to the United States, women are the best and highest paid today.
Business world: From banker Ms. Chanda Kochhar to Biocon CEO Kiran Majumdar Shaw, many of the leading business institutions have been led by women.
Malala Yousafjai: The whole discussion will be incomplete if we don’t talk about this girl. Coming from a humble background, she broke all stereotypes to become a Nobel Prize winner. It broke all the stereotypes surrounding the Islamic religion.
Mary Kom – India’s own Mary Kom is today the highest rated boxer in the world. She is a mother, a dedicated wife, and a boxing champion. How many women can achieve that?
Kiran Bedi: A discussion about women will be incomplete if we don’t talk about Kiran Bedi. Perhaps the most decorated and celebrated IPS officer in India. From lawyer Meenakshi Arora to astronaut Kalpana Chawla, the list is endless. The number of beggar children in India is increasing every day. The rate of girls trafficked out of India is increasing every day. In India itself, Madhyapradesh has the highest rape rate in India.
India is the land of academic women. Be it Khana, Gargi or Maitrayee. Can’t we provide basic comforts to women like sanitation, education, hygiene, etc.?
Right to basic education: That all girls have the right to basic education.
Right to basic hygiene: That all girls have the right to basic hygiene.
Marriage at the right age: all girls marry at the right age. That all girls marry after they reach adulthood and only after receiving the proper education.
Prevention of marital rapes: India is a country with the highest number of marital rapes.
A man is born from the womb of a lady. Behind every successful man there is a lady. Can’t we change the rule and show and prove that the reverse is also possible?
But we are still far from the real truth. Women are tortured to this day. India worships the supreme form of female deity in the form of Mother Durga. We must never forget that. Even Mother Mary is worshiped before Jesus Christ.
Marital rapes do exist. We do not treat our wives, mothers, or girlfriends with the same dignity. We do not practice what we preach. At least I do. I hope you don’t make the same mistake.
That behind every successful lady there is a man: Behind every successful man there is a lady. It is time for us to show that behind every successful lady there is a man. Let’s take a step forward. It is time to prove it. There is no shame in it.