Women Empowerment A boon or bane

snigdha
Posted May 20, 2017 from India

I am from a conservative family of Odisha (India). When i was born my father little upset that its a girl. The girl 50 years back was considered as a burden on parents. Daughters were allowed to study on special conditions that until a groom is selected for you can continue with studies. Thanks to International treaties on women 's human rights slow changes in legal as well as social seen. As a result lots efforts were made to women to make her economically strong so that her miseries will fade away. Though every possible steps are being made in our legal system to strengthen women life but social mindset change not that prominent. Till date women are expected to play the role of manager of home even though she is a full time working lady. A husband plays the role of BOSS whetherthey earn or not. This attitudegets the support society. Under this condition it felt that there is too much expectation from women . In one hand all the sincere effort are made to employ the women to supportfamily income (working women)on the other hand TV ads of groceries, home appliances are to be used by women. The Dual role expected from our women is like saddling her with more responsibility without thinking of how to share her burden .

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Jill Langhus
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

Hi Snigdha. Welcome to World Pulse:) Thanks for sharing your story. Is your father still disappointed that you are a girl? I hope that he loves you for who you are now and realizes how special you are and how lucky he is to have you in his life. And, yes, I hear you about the double standards of women's expected roles in comparison to men's. Looking forward to seeing more posts and stories from you.

snigdha
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

@Jlanghus Thanks for your views, for your information the mindset of my father changed within years of my birth. Unfortunately he didn't survive to see me progressing in my carrier . I like to interact with like minded persons. Sure I will post as and when possible.

Jill Langhus
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

You're welcome:) That's good to know. He is still around you, even if he is no longer on the earth plane, so he knows how successful you are. I'm sure he is proud of you:) If you would like to connect, please private message me. Have a great day!

libudsuroy
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017

Hello, Snigdha! Thank you for giving us a glimpse of how your culture treats women. Women empowerment is considered a boon as it heralds gender equality in all aspects of life. It is double standards that double burdens for womenfolk that a bane to society. Having realized an area in your culture that honors the male more than the women is a major step towards seeking for equality for yourself as a woman. Keep posting!

snigdha
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

@Libudsuroy, Thank you very much. Its good to know that you had a idea about our culture. But as you identified that it is the double standard that over burdens women. I work for bringing gender equality in to our by male dominant society.Sure I will post in future.

maeann
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017

Dear Snigdha, as you write and share your story on women equality, may this a way to hear your voice as you continue to write for women's right.  Peace!

snigdha
May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017

@Maeann, Thanks for the views. I will love to keep posting so that our culture and progress we have made will be  known to the world . 

maeann
May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017

Hi Snigdha, honestly speaking, I am really learning on the real stories of women here in World Pulse.  It is amazing to know - cultures, tradition and other things of various women around the world.