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Do you still think independence, is a thing like a permission slip that you give your girls? Isn't independence her birthright?
Do you still think independence is a thing like a permission-slip that you give your girls? Isn’t independence her birthright?
Today, a lot of people praise themselves that they have given freedom to women in aspects of education and career. But, the question is, is freedom something that a man gives to a woman? Isn’t it her birth, right?
When a man achieves, the society hails his handwork and dedication. And credits every aspect of his success to him only!
But, when a woman achieves, a situation is created around her — something like, she has achieved it all because she was given freedom from her family and society.
Her efforts are appreciated with respect to some dependencies, and her credit of her handwork is broken and shared with others.
Foremost, in a society like ours, a change is always a critic. 99% of people always oppose the change because of social insecurity and lack of objective clarity.
An achievement should be praised equally, whether it’s a man or a woman or a third gender. Even though education is making a good impact, but still, women are suppressed by both men and women because of fear.
Even today, irrespective of education and technology, when a girl is born, parents primarily think of her marriage. Instead of making her to depend on someone, parents should make her financial independent, confident decision maker and intolerant towards gender based harassments.
So, independence is not just about obtaining a degree or securing a job. It’s about having a good lifestyle without any obstacles or insecurities, specially related to gender.
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'Sania denied fairy-tale ending: suffers loss in AUS open final' says a news headline. Is this the best we can do? Is it a fitting tribute to one of the finest athletes we have in our country?
Sania Mirza bid an emotional and tearful farewell to her Grand Slam journey as a runner up in the mixed doubles final. Headlines read –
“Sania Mirza breaks down in tears while recalling glorious career after defeat in Grand Slam’
“Sania denied fairy-tale ending: suffers loss in AUS open final”
As parents, we put a piece of our hearts out into this world and into the custody of the teachers at school and tuition and can only hope and pray that they treat them well.
Trigger Warning: This speaks of physical and emotional violence by teachers, caste based abuse, and contains some graphic details, and may be triggering for survivors.
When I was in Grade 10, I flunked my first preliminary examination in Mathematics. My mother was in a panic. An aunt recommended the Maths classes conducted by the Maths sir she knew personally. It was a much sought-after class, one of those classes that you signed up for when you were in the ninth grade itself back then, all those decades ago. My aunt kindly requested him to take me on in the middle of the term, despite my marks in the subject, and he did so as a favour.
Math had always been a nightmare. In retrospect, I wonder why I was always so terrified of math. I’ve concluded it is because I am a head in the cloud person and the rigor of the step by step process in math made me lose track of what needed to be done before I was halfway through. In today’s world, I would have most probably been diagnosed as attention deficit. Back then we had no such definitions, no such categorisations. Back then we were just bright sparks or dim.
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