Women!! What do you think of when you hear the word? A Mother? A Sister? A Wife?
Is that all? How about the frontrunners of the modern times or yesteryears, like Mother Teresa, Lata Mangeshkar, Kalpana Chawla!! Did not think of them right away, did you?
If a woman can be more than mother, sister or a wife why is that we don’t think about women in that reference right away? We are not saying that it’s not right to think of them as wife mother or a sister after all that’s what completes our world, but if we don’t then why don’t we!
Our society that revere women as goddesses have somehow not yet given the breathing, living women the respect and virtue they deserve. Instead, they are generalized and expected to lead her life a certain way like the generation before. A five-year-old girl is only asked to play only with ‘dolls’ because that’s what ‘girls’ do. As she turns ten, people assume that her favorite color is ‘pink’. Entering teenage, she is not allowed to play with boys, she is asked to ignore the onlookers, ogling at her.
All these problems and suppression are expected to be naturalized on a grand day just for them, called the women’s day. Some celebrate it without knowing what it stands for, today, search engines will see a sudden increase in “why do we celebrate women’s day”,
Answer: “International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8.”
What is wrong with women and why do we need a day, that’s been around only since the 1900s when atrocities on them have been around since the existence of civilization? And who is to be held accountable?
Yes, we do! We need this day, although we don’t deserve it. At least one day to make it right, to tell them they are extraordinary, let them feel what they should have felt throughout the year. Or a day where they can say what they wanted to throughout the year.
This Women’s Day Oasis Tiles undertook a campaign called #WhatsWrongWomen that let them say what they really want to, to tell us what is wrong with women? And why do we have to train them to be strong? Rather than assuring them of the fact that they are free!
Well, we do have the answer and we hope that you have the heart to listen and have something to think about.
So watch Nidhi Singh, voicing out a hidden but too prominent an answer which you must hear: Click on the image below to watch the full video.
This Women’s Day, understand the problem of women and be their strength and not the reason that they ‘compromise’.