“She”, if you look at this word it looks so simple. To many its nothing more than a pronoun to address females.
Is it really that insignificant word?
‘She’ is not just a word, it’s the creator of the world. ‘She’ is a mother who brings life to this world by enduring pain and scars. ‘She’ is a daughter who spreads smile on the lips of her parents. ‘She’ is the sister who fights with you like crazy but still is the boulder of strength. ‘She’ is the pillar of support as a wife, who shares her soul together with her husband. ‘She’ is a daughter-in-law who gives her heart to her husband’s family only to be always judged and ignored being a part of the family. ‘She’ is a grandmother who showers her love on the part of her kids and thrive on their smiles.
If we go back to the epics, ‘She’ was honored, respected, given equal rights, had freedom of choice in real sense. Not sure how the ‘She’ got chained into humiliation and cruelty. Today we just talk about gender equality but burden our women if they choose to work. Working is their choice, so the society make them drag the burden of the house and work, without understanding that they are humans and not the super humans.
‘She’ is getting crushed with the burden on her , not able to rejoice the freedom of choice. Though the women are not vocal about their feelings but majority of them are fighting depression.
‘She’ today is facing mental and physical abuse all around the world. We in India have a moto “Beti bachao, Beti padhao”. This should have one more addition to it, “Beti ki suraksha karo”. What is the point of Beti bachao, when we cannot give them a secured environment to flourish.
Respect women around you, respect their strength, their sacrifice and unconditional love. Don’t just preach equal rights but believe in giving equal opportunity to every ‘She’ around you.
By Neha Jindal