According to Hindu Mythology, both Manu and Shatrupa emerged on their own from the body of Brahma . Thus, there is an Equality of Sexes. All my life, I have heard my teachers and parents teach me that “God made it a point not to create woman from the bones or the feet of Adam, or from any tissue on his head” meaning that God did not want women to be dominated by men nor did HE want women to be above men. Instead, he created Shatrupa or Eve in equality or parallel to Manu or Adam, to be by his side and walk equally with him, side by side.
That day of the year is here again. The day when we count and recount, collect and recollect all sacrifices, efforts, patience, fortitude the women in our life have put in forming us. Is that what we are saluting? Or are we just creating an inequality ourselves, by booing and shooing the men thus creating an automatic salutation! Our celebration of womanhood in most cases, if not all, is done by comparing the successes and achievements with the opposite gender.
Me thinks this is not about ascertaining equality or inequality. Women are just special, like mother Nature. Period! And Men, they are the best thing that could ever happen to us. If the woman is a Dream, the Man is the Power to make it come true or vice versa. Their completeness rests in their co-existence.
A very feminist friend of mine once remarked, “some of us women are becoming the men we wanted to marry!” Women, do think about this one. I am sure you will strike a chord and men, see where we are getting to? The sooner we realize and understand the essence, meaning and reasons behind our creation the better it would be. Our Future lies not in fighting for Equality, it rests in understanding and appreciating the differences and inequalities in each other.
And so the battle of the sexes continues, the humor continues and the inequality (in good humor)…continues too.
To all my male buddies- try to be good to her all days of your life. Happy human’s day.
To all the women in my life, who’ve loved me, held me, inspired me, dealt with me, nurtured me, pampered me, coaxed me and criticized me, encouraged me and driven me, all those who’ve prayed for me and stood by me, to all those women– Happy woman’s day!!!
Btw the International Men’s day is celebrated on the 19 Nov. Thank your stars, men are bad with dates and days! 🙂