“You are the queen of this house. Take the reins in your hand and rule our kingdom. I shall conquer the outer world and put it on your feet.” said he.
“You’re a chauvinist”, said prompted.
“Oh, no dear! You may step out of our kingdom and conquer all if you please,” he replied.
“You want me to be the Provider”, she alleged.
Although the human history has witnessed the rise of great empires ruled by women yet, the world has also been a spectator of women suppression in various forms. By studying the ancient past, it is seen that whenever a man and woman united to pro-create, the woman has had an upper-hand due to the fact that the man was never bound with the responsibility of raising the offspring whereas, a woman was solely accountable in raising them in a way that moulded their characters eventually shaping the future of mankind. Moreover, a woman was then free to procreate with anyone and this ultimately lead to a fierce and an escalated provisional dominance for her. Cleopatra, Olympias, Zenobia, Nefertiti, Lei-Tzu, Artemisia, Boadicea – a few ferocious wonders that the golden time has produced.
In due course, men started using their physical strength to control women that took shape of ugly conquests and subdual, unfortunately, which continue even today. Violence against women became an unspoken norm and women have had an endless battle against it since ages. Even though her struggle is not over yet, luckily, women have come a long way today. There has been a revolutionary transformation in the mentality of people and a widespread global awareness about this issue which is persistent since a long time. People today have risen above the gender bar and are paying utmost heed solely to the human concerns and have abandoned the age old philosophy of overpowering women who today enjoy a strong backing from the law. Any undesired act against her is severely dealt with in most of the cases, let alone some which are regrettably not, due to any reason. It’s the era of gender peace where equal rights are opportunities are created for all.
Nevertheless, the age-old vehemence against woman has left her paranoid and the feeling of distrust and suspicion are deeply soiled in her mind due to which at times she is seen unprepared to handle specific situations of her life today. Many times, it is also observed that few women misuse their rights and act unlawfully. Such unintentional mishandling or intentional misuse often acts against her regards. This entire episode which is rampant today in our society is giving life to a whole new social issue which we cannot afford to have at this juncture. It is inevitable to take more responsible calls now otherwise our voices shall go unheard and we shall certainly fall prey to the stereotype unreasonable actions letting go all our struggles in vain.
It is the time to act wisely and shun the double standards in the name of equality. It is the hour to reflect on our capabilities, attitude, and conviction and awaken the fearless and the fierce being resting within us in the right way to everyone’s liberation. Let us all walk on the path of progress and create an environment for gender peace and equality; pass this phase of labor and give birth to a new era which is waiting to be born the womb of time.