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Society tries to straitjacket a woman into its preconceived notions of what women should be, but a woman is so much more than all that!
She isn’t bothered by your thoughts about her,
She doesn’t get overwhelmed by the games of power against her.
Her karma is to mix myriad colors to paint the canvas called life,
Nevermind if these colors bring her grief or strife.
She absorbs your perspective, retaining her objectivity,
As you shove your views on her, she maintains her sanity.
You call her offensively ambitious,
How about “she is courageous!”
She is a go-getter,
You see her vanity in her make up and ask disdainful whys,
Wish you could leer through those cold, kohl smeared eyes.
You find her honesty threatening,
Nonetheless she keeps on inspiring.
Her tolerance is magical,
And you thought she is whimsical?
When she analyzed those operose problems for solutions,
You dismissed her intelligence as coincidence.
You commodify her as sexy,
She is but more than just being sexy.
A free-spirit ready to embrace the world, confident and caring,
And all you saw in her was alluring!
As the world tried to change her self,
She’s trying to maintain the selfless self.
Her identity is beyond to woo a man,
She is a WOMAN!!!
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Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.