Meetu and Sudeep were very happy to have her staying with them, and within a few days, Jyoti joined work and started living with at her sister's place.
The work of ASHA workers is taken for granted. A lot of this attitude of both our society, and our policymakers comes out of the patriarchal nature of society, discounting the importance of care work.
17 year old Neha was killed by her grandfather and uncles in a mob murder, to 'teach her a lesson' for standing up to their diktats. It was not just over a pair of jeans.
The recent case of a rape survivor wanting to marry the rapist to "give legitimacy to her child" speaks of how our patriarchal society inspires fear in a single mother.
My mother in law went to the kitchen and served herself, saying that there was no need to eat kheer in a fancy bowl - any plate is Ok. Why? I didn't ask, she didn't tell.
Strong female characters on screen are rare even now; and then they are often misunderstood and judged by viewers, and treated with a hatred that they don't deserve.
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