Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Ladies, have you ever wondered “Where did I leave my keys?’’ or “How did I put on this weight when I was dieting till the last week? Or “How am I broke much before the end of the month?”
Wondering is a part of womanhood and it comes as a manifestation of the several responsibilities one has to endure in the name of ADULTHOOD. Believe it or not, women have the most perplexing adulthood one can imagine. The work pressure is high, maintaining the stereotypical beauty norms are higher and the constant reminder of settling down and having kids reaches the zenith.
With all the weight of the world she moves, she walks and sometimes she runs. No matter how monotonous the rat race gets, she is always successful in bringing a refreshing perception to it. She wins the day by her diligence, sagacity and the will to not give up. Women who made history never gave up regardless of the situation. United they stood with the sparkle in their eyes for a better tomorrow where they aren’t considered less than their male counterparts.
Did you know Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a leading figure in women’s suffrage in America was mother of seven children and she would write speeches for Susan B. Anthony, another prominent figure of women’s suffrage in America, while Anthony baby sat Stanton’s children? Going against all the odds they did attain their target without giving up. In fact in the early 1800s, in most states in USA, women could not have custody of their own children. According to state laws, children "belonged" to the husband. Not until the 1840s, when women began to organize to obtain legal rights and gradually laws began to change, could women own property in their own right after marriage, or obtain custody of their own children.
We did come a long way from women inequality being a notable phenomena. In the recent times just not in USA also in some countries over the world Women are treated equally according to law. Bills have been proposed and Acts has been passed in several countries for the same. However the scenario is not a cake walk as it looks like. Despite being in the regulations women are not treated equally at most fields. Dowry cases and extortion cases are heard almost everyday. Harassment of different sorts is also not far when it comes to women.
Lack of awareness that a woman can suffice in a testosterone filled world and accomplish herself is one the main reasons equality is denied at most parts. Of course, we need laws and acts to consolidate the position of women but everything will be in vain without the active support of everyone regardless their genders. A woman needs a man’s support as much a man needs a woman’s support in order to attain their respective goals. It works both ways instead of one.
To all the women,
WE ARE WOMEN, THE STRENGTH FINDS US.
Happy International Women’s Day.