All the boundaries here in the world are made by humans itself, nothing was made in advance not even this unbreakable, stiff, and rigid boundary between a man and woman. I don’t want to talk about the sad part of it which most feminists or females talk about and sometimes even curse themselves for being women instead I will talk about the proud part of it and how I am so proud to be a WOMAN and always will be. This is because maybe, I have seen two wonderful and utterly strong ladies who shaped my childhood so well that I never thought being a woman can be something you should feel ashamed or feel disappointed about it.
I am lucky enough to be raised by two women instead of raised by a man and woman. Yes, my mom and my mom’s mom (grandma) were my world from childhood. Have you ever thought about it? Why only women are allowed to experience the most beautiful emotion of giving birth to a child? Even, God knows only women are strong enough to endure the pain. The responsibility of carrying a new life inside you for a long period of nine months is not something any man in the world can do. Forget about nine months, they won’t be even able to handle the period cramps which women handle every single month with a smiling face and not knowing anyone about what her uterus is going through for those five days of the month.
I remember watching a series called “Man’s world” in which the protagonist keeps on cribbing about how females are given privileges just because they have “that time of the month”, “ They have breast instead of chest and breast always wins” and a lot of other things which he thought are unfair on man. He wishes to exchange roles and one fine day that role reversal thing happened. Now he knows what “That time of the month” actually makes you go through, what female faces in society just because she is a woman. He got to know everything which a “Women” has to face on a daily basis and a “Man” hasn’t. This is a bang on series on the faces of all the misogynists. Once you get to wear the shoes, you will know how it fits.
This is justified “One is not born rather becomes a woman”. It’s the outer world, societal stigmas, and the opposite gender which forces them to become one. I mean it when I say, I am proud to be a woman. So, even if these forceful game changes I always chose to become a WOMAN.
For those women who see the word “WOMAN” as a word that is made of man. Why don’t you see it another way round? The word “WOMAN” carries the word “MAN” as we do in the outer world. There are several instances in history which show the same and prove women as the epitome of power, endurance, and strength. I would like to mention some earlier instances from India and abroad-
- In the 1970s, ‘Chipko Movement’ in the states of Uttrakhand lead by GAURA DEVI with the support of other ladies in the villages who lead the entire movement alone in the absence of men and government withdrawal the ideation of working on the Reni forest.
- “Naked Protest” happened in a part of Manipur where “ASSAM RIFLES” a unit of Indian army booked a girl from their locality alleging her for being a part of banned people’s liberation army and the very next day, that girl was found dead. She has shot bullets into her vagina. Five days after the murder happened, women of Imphal walk on the streets of Imphal towards the Kangla fort starkly naked( Kangla fort was the place where Assam riffles unit was stationed). A group of thirty women walked towards the kangla fort with the hoarding the “We all are the mothers of murdered girl” and after successful completion of the movement unit has to vacate the kangla fort as their base station.
- “Gulabi Gang” a group of people in a small village of Uttar Pradesh who came together to stop the social evil like women harassments and a lot of other wrongdoings like cast discriminations, bribery, hoardings. This gang was formed by “Suman Singh Chauhan” after an incident when a friend of hers was thrashed by her alcoholic husband. These women gang up and forced that guy to bow down in front of his wife in public for his earlier mistakes.
All these are instances from the earlier history of the women’s movement in India. Now, Women are more empowered, strong, tech-savvy, well –educated. They can be more bang on your faces than earlier. Stay safe and cheers!!