“Woman … is the divine object, violated, endlessly sacrificed yet always reborn, whose only joy, achieved through a subtle interplay of images, lies in contemplation of herself.”
These were the lines of Pauline Reage in his introduction to The Image. How true is each word of this quote. Woman is the divine object probably the most precious creation of God. The role one single woman plays in her entire life time is many and that to with perfection.
A woman is a daughter, a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a leader, an institution in itself and many more…Yet it is sad that today this all-rounder is being violated, endlessly sacrificed and disgraced in this society. In this 21st century the right of woman is being given importance no doubt. The steps that are being taken world wide for Women Empowerment are definitely commendable still just like a dog’s tail cannot be straightened the attitude of few in the society towards women can also not be altered.
It’s a fact not only in India but in other parts of the world where even today the fetus of a girl child is killed within the mother’s womb. The doers never repent their crime and don’t hesitate to do it infinite number of times. To those honorable fraternities of the society I would just like to ask one small question…Did you take birth from the sky or from the sea?? Had that womb that gave you life been destroyed in its primary stage would you have dared to breathe on this earth?? Think about this….
On one hand in today’s time we are talking about women empowerment and then on the other hand we don’t allow a deserving Public Servant to take charge of the highest office in her dept. just because of her gender. Today some of the top most countries are being run by a woman but is that all that women empowerment mean??But the dilemma of this world is such that a woman if has to roam in today’s world has to cover her up from top to bottom with a“burkha“.There are big big reservation,projects and commitments made by men to give equal right to women. But when a woman is illiterate how can she enjoy all these facilities. No doubt we have 33% women MPs ,MLAs and MLCs but out of those I doubt whether 3% are taking decisions independently and without any fear of anyone.
Each day about 30% of the world’s women are being raped, sexually exploited, and burnt alive and tortured just because they can’t defend themselves. The opposite sex being more powerful muscularly takes credit in exploiting a woman. Each time a woman has been given chance to blossom we have had the Hillary Clintons, the Mannikarnikas, the Mother Teresa and AnnieBeasants that have challenged the very being of manhood. And therefore woman has always being suppressed “Woman is the only creature in nature that hunts down its hunters and devours the prey alive.”
Woman if looked from heart like the true friend will be an asset and not a threat. It’s high time we need to think of the wounded women of this world before it succumbs to death due to the uncontrolled bleeding from its wounded parts. For if the very existence of womanhood is threatened then the time is not too far when this world will just be an empty barren land with no life on it. Finally I would like to end with this poem of John Milton which describes womanhood very rightly….
“Under his forming hands a creature grew,
Man-like, but different sex; so lovely fair
That what seemed fair in all the world, seemed now
Mean, or in her summed up, in her contained,
And in her looks; which from that time infus’d
Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before,
And into all things from her air inspir’d
The spirit of love and amorous delight.
She disappear’d, and left me dark; I wak’d
To find her, or for her ever to deplore
Her loss, and other pleasures abjure:
When out of hope, behold her, not far off,
Such as I saw her in my dream, adorn’d
With what all Earth or Heaven could bestow
To make her amiable: On she came,
Led by her Heavenly Maker, though unseen,
And guided by his voice; nor uninform’d
Of nuptial sanctity, and marriage rites:
Grace was in her steps, heaven in her eye,
In every gesture dignity and love.”