We may be a free, independent country, however, do our girls and women have the freedom? Here's what one writer has to say about it.
'Patriarchy' is not just a word; it's a feeling that haunts most modern women all around the world, even more, when they are living in a society that has each and every traditions and social customs based on patriarchal norms.
Education is getting better, but our minds still remain illiterate; look at the number of highly educated young men looking for a sanskaari bride who will 'take care' of everything.
Women are NOT natural nurturers - girls are conditioned from birth, that they are born to nurture others. Let them have a choice, like all human beings should have.
Kiran Rao has made two 10 second short films that powerfully punch patriarchy as it is practiced in ordinary families in India, and husband Aamir Khan has shared them on Insta.
My paternal grandmother was an empowered, no-nonsense woman in every sense, but still still bowed to the patriarchal upper hand of my grandfather by quietly making perfect, hot, round rotis for him.
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