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Strong women don't let patriarchy tell them what they can do and what they can't. They simply do what they have to.
Strong women don’t let patriarchy tell them what they can do and what they can’t. They simply do what they have to.
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
This is the story of a single mother, who raised her daughters, educated them and made them independent, despite the pickle life put her in.
We live in a society where a woman is relegated to a life of anonymity, self pity and remorse if she becomes a widow. As if a woman’s entire existence and happiness is dependent on a man beside her.
But ‘she’ chose not to follow the usual; she chose to become a ‘non-conformist’. Despite her family being against the education of her daughters after her husband’s death, she decided to go ahead with it. She not only shows us the value of education, but also the importance of working and being financially independent.
Her story also points out to the ugly truth — the difficulty girls in India still face just to get the right of education. Even today people ask why a girl child needs to be educated? She is after all going to manage home and family. Why spending money on schools for girls?
As Brigham Young rightly puts, “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Educating the girl child can help fight poverty, maternal mortality, infant mortality, gender inequality and improve the socio-economic state of our country. Educated women take better care of their family. The Indian Government’s campaign ‘Ladli’ is a promising initiative which if implemented properly can go a long way.
Read all about how this single mother fought against prejudice and single-handedly educated her 3 daughters to become independent.
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He said that he needed sometime to himself. I waited for him as any other woman would have done, and I gave him his space, I didn't want to be the clingy one.
Trigger Warning: This deals with mental trauma and depression, and may be triggering for survivors.
I am someone who believes in honesty and trust, I trust people easily and I think most of the times this habit of mine turns into bane.
This is a story of how a matrimonial website service turned into a nightmare for me, already traumatized by the two relationships I’ve had. It’s a story for every woman who lives her life on the principles of honesty and trust.
And when she enters the bedroom, she sees her husband's towel lying on the bed, his underwear thrown about in their bathroom. She rolls her eyes, sighs and picks it up to put in the laundry bag.
Vasudha, age 28 – is an excellent dancer, writer, podcaster and a mandala artist. She is talented young woman, a go getter and wouldn’t bat an eyelid if she had to try anything new. She would go head on with it. Everyone knew Vasudha as this cheerful and pretty young lady.
Except when marriage changed everything she knew. Since she was always outdoors, whether for office or for travelling for her dance shows, Vasudha didn’t know how to cook well.
Going by her in-laws definition of cooking – she had to know how to cook any dishes they mentioned. Till then Vasudha didn’t know that learning to cook was similar to getting an educational qualification. As soon as she entered the household after her engagement, nobody was interested what she excelled at, everybody wanted to know – what dishes she knew how to cook.