Everyday she goes through humiliation. Everyday she is abused. Everyday her dreams are killed. Everyday her privacy is intruded. Yes she is the woman, the woman in your house. Do you ever look at her?
We hear everyday that women liberation is on full swing. Yes, if you think so that working in offices, earning money, stepping out of the box, holding prestigious positions in high places, making decisions etc. is liberation then yes the woman is surely liberated. But, alas. She goes through abuse and humiliation every single day in her own house. The house which she keeps so close to her heart, the people whom she loves the most are the ones who disrespect her every now and then. And this happens mostly for no fault of hers.
She, who steps out is respected and appreciated for her talent by the outside world and at the same time is shunned for doing so in her own home by her own people. Today this is the story of almost each and every house in India.
This is a country where we have had a woman Prime Minister and a President too and so many women fought in the freedom struggle, so many hold prestigious positions in all fields be it – services, politics, police, airlines, business, name it and you find women there doing so well and so respected in their respective fields. So why is it that the same are not respected at home?
Children, husbands, relatives, friends all do not fail to abuse in any form. It’s not just that she may be raped by strangers or relatives … it is that she is spoken to rudely, shunned away, not appreciated for her hard work. Mostly this happens as she hurts the male ego and he is unable to fathom her happiness.
When will all this end? How long does she need to fight? Is there ever any liberation? Many decades ago Gandhi Ji had urged the Men to follow the policy of respecting the woman in your house but alas after so many years also we are still at the same threshold.
Liberate her in the true sense and save your home from being destroyed. She is your saviour, she is the mother, the wife, the daughter… let her live and breathe in a world of respect and appreciation. That is all she asks for. Love her as she loves you. She is special and she has a right to a dignified life. Let her break free.