INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
GENDER EQUALITY ?? HOW??
Women’s day, elders’ day and Mothers’ day are all primarily western concepts. If you don’t care for someone all the year long, you must remember them and honor them one day in a year.
Where is your Mother? In the Old age home.
Where is your daughter? In the school Hostel.
Where is your small child? In the Crèche
And where is the crèche? In my wife’s place.
Where is the wife? In a far off country.
When do you meet them? I remember them. Always on mother’s day, women’s day and children’s day.
Is it the culture you want?
We need to resurrect a culture in which family stays at one place for the longest possible time. We need to promote a culture, in which each member of a family is determined to and actually takes responsibility for each others’ welfare and happiness.
Being a CEO, a Director, a vice-president or a GM is not a substitute for being a member of a happy and homogeneous family. We must clearly distinguish real, clear happiness from the illusion of EGO satisfaction.
India always had the Highest respect for women – until the West Asian attackers came on the scene to destroy the local civilization. Temples were erased, women were brutalized and taken prisoners and all that the civilization valued was put to the sword. These are facts of life written proudly by the invading kings or their courtiers themselves. After them came the western invaders and the damage was complete.
Today, the face of Indian civilization is a mockery of what it was before the West Asian and Western invasions took place. In any war prior to these invaders, no woman was even touched by any one. Harming a child, a woman or a old person was considered the worst sin even in a war. It is far cry from the rape-a-day culture that is the order of the day now.
No doubt, India lost its freedom because of complacency on the part of its Defence and Offence capabilities and too much concentration on civilizational aspects.
In reality, the civilizational aspects, including artistic, scientific, spiritual and religious aspects, give rise to the maximum happiness to both women and men. Defence and offence are for guarding this freedom and for creative happiness. Both are essential for surviving and thriving. Else, someone can always spring a surprise by saying – we can finish off 100 crore people within fifteen minutes. And, India does not seem to adequately watch such people, even today. We don’t learn our lessons that easily.
That said, today is women’s day. There is a typical western type clamour for GENDER EQUALITY.
The cry for equality comes automatically, when men do not respect and love women adequately and prove that their love and respect are far superior to the elusive and meaningless concept of GENDER EQUALITY.
It was the stupidity and lack of concern of men that has given rise to this meaningless concept of equality. Indian men became predominantly drunkards, callous to the basic human rights of women, forgot that woman is the pillar of their sustenance and started perpetrating unacceptable crimes against women and children.
This should change drastically. Men must shun their pernicious drinking habit totally. On the other hand, under the garb of Gender Equality, women also want to go in for the drinking habit. It is stupidity and nothing else. My advice and suggestion to women is – please do not ape man’s bad habits. Make him shun his.
Coming to the question of equality, even a bit of thinking can tell all of us that there is no equality between one man and another man; and between one woman and another woman. So, how can there be equality between the two genders. Man and woman combined is one single entity. This has been the Indian concept and possibly the healthiest and most realistic concept of the human creation. Even the god here is ARDHA NAREESWARA. Half man and Half woman. Put together, he is GOD himself.
Being a CEO or a PM or being highly educated is not a bar for woman. But, not being a loving and lovable wife, daughter, sister and mother certainly is a huge handicap for woman. We may like to rule the world. Many tried. None of them are here today. The ones who truly ruled their life were those who loved and got loved. Not the CEOs or the PMs or the Kings. There is no need that your names must be known to the whole world. That is another stupidity many people indulge in. Being famous or infamous is not a substitute for living a joyful life. The world No.1 richest man or woman is still poorer than you in terms of happiness, which alone, really matters in life.
And that happiness which is the real riches must be enured by healthy living together of man and woman.
This is possible only if man respects his mother, his wife, his sister and his daughter as much as he respects himself and much more than that.
I am not for Gender Equality. But, I am for - far greater respect and love for the woman than for the man. This, in my view, is the essence of civilization.
The ancient Indian scripture says – where the women are unhappy, there the Gods do not smile. Where the women shed tears, there the rains do not fall.
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