Women- Burden or Backbone?
A woman was once the Ardhanaari (the other half) of man. She was the bolt that tightened the nut’s grip in life. She was the emotion that brought life and meaning to logic. She was the heart that contained a thousand seas and yet, was large hearted enough to warm many a broken heart or soothen any worry.
There was a time when women were the sole-one-and-only backbone of society. Without women, nothing was possible in the social rung of society, be it housework, cooking, taking care of husband and family, working outside and the like.
Today, this may not always be the case. Even if the woman is the same all-rounder, she has less time on her hands. Today’s woman has to cater to a lot more other needs – of hers and her family’s. Today’s women – many of them have different priorities. While in earlier times, marriage and a cushy job was fine, today, with more choices made available priorities have changed. The modern woman no longer wants to be the martyred backbone of family or society. She wants to scale heights never imagined before. She wants to live life like there was no tomorrow. And why not?
“So, what’s wrong in that?” you may ask.
“And, what‘s that got to do with the woman being a burden or backbone?” you may ask again.
Well! As aspirations change, the expectations of society change too. They perceive the ambitious woman (by the way, ambition could mean a desire to excel at home or at work!) in a different light. While earlier, there were chances of her being taken for granted, today, she is considered a hurdle in the regular framework of society. Her income is happily welcomed but her lack of time isn’t. The goodies she brings are fine but her sudden lack of flexibility isn’t.
When women face this hypocritical kind of attitude either, they cave in and become the doormat they are expected to be. Or else, they become a burden to the society which only wants to use them. No wonder then, the woman becomes less and less of a backbone because she herself is made to feel insecure. No wonder then, the woman prefers to live life for herself.
Let us help make today’s woman happy so that she is more of a backbone to family/society and less a burden. After all, without a woman, there’s no lust for life, no life itself…..