ARE WOMEN HUMANS?

Shivani Saharia
Posted June 24, 2016 from India

Before starting with the article I would like to draw some attention on few incidents that I have expressed. My father is the youngest one in his family being the next generation, we are also. One of my cousin is the eldest from all of us. She was the one who was born at first place and its been almost 11 years to her marriage. Presently she has 4 kids (female). When she gave birth to her 3rd child we congratulated her. But the saddest part was her response "there is nothing to be congratulated for, it's a girl again." And now it's been 20 days and she again took a risk (third time C-section) it's 4th time she again delivered baby girl. (though she didn't disclosed the news just for the sake of being shameful and what people will say to it). In few sectors of the society male dominance is still being hybrided. Some or the other way maybe in the form of female feticide, child marriage, no to education for females, domestic violence, dowry, rape etc. Somewhere, females are meant to be confined to domestic household works, being a woman as a birth machine or else if not this a sex object. Man : what is you favorite position?

Woman : CEO! Why women seen as only a sex object? Why people fear to give birth to girl child just in the fear of rapes, dowry, abuses, domestic violence. These were the old school mentality. Why to carry out all these false negativity mentality at a long run. If I tell you the daily newsstand what it is all highlighted with, all about rape and incidents of acid attacks and girlchild thrown away on railway tracks and garbage bins. It is so disappointing and the worse part of the nation which is dragging it behind in terms of its culture, advancement and mentality. When you kill a women you kill many others. Daughters are the most beautiful gifts the world has. And "I believe for a society or a country to truly progress if women get equal status as men."

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sycamore_may
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 24, 2016

Dear Zainshah, 

You are absolutely right when you say, "I believe for a society or a country to truly progress…women get equal status as men." In fact, it's been shown that when women were in position of power in large companies such as banks, the companies ran much better than when men were running it. In one specific instance, Iceland had a major economic crash in 2008 and the only bank that stayed afloat, and essentially saved their economy, was run by women. 

Women also have more careful consideration for the environment and empathy for others. This is one reason why World Pulse is so successful! Because women across continents can share their stories and have a listening ear at the other side of the world, as well as speaking up in their communities. 

It is disheartening to hear about the attitude towards women that you speak of in India. It is true that this is an "old school mentality" as you say, and that it is the mentality that has to be reversed. Women have already proven their worth and their equality to men. With voices like yours I am hopeful that we will start to see women in leadership positions and that the abuse and negligence will stop.

Thank you for writing,

Best Regards -

Sycamore May 

Shivani Saharia
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 24, 2016

Thanks Sycamore May,

It would be a great honour to keep writing and moreover I love to write for the people.

IT MAY BRING OUT A BIT DIFFERENCE TOO.

Regards, Zainshah786

helen.ng
Jun 26, 2016
Jun 26, 2016

This was so beautifully written. Human life is such a precious gift and each and every one of us deserves a chance at a life full of potential and equality, rather than having one specific gender be automatically immersed into negative, demeaning stereotypes and prejudices, which has become so prevalent in our world that it is already considered a norm in several countries. Females should not be the ones who are tossed aside and blamed for the misfortunes that come their way. No one should be. I hope you voicing your advocation for women's rights and equality inspires others to share the same mentality as you, as you have inspired me. 

With kindest regards,

Helen Ng

Shivani Saharia
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 27, 2016

Dear Helen Ng

Good day,

It is so heart warming when people appreciate your writing and thoughts. This is what inspire to write more and raise voices for millions and thousands who couldn't express themselves. This is not only our voice it is voices for millions who get through such actions.

I would love to hear it from you too.

Regards, Zainshah786