I’ve heard all the arguments a gazillion times. Yes, women do have more freedom than before but at what price? At whose mercy? The world was created for both men and women to live beside each other at par with each other. Just take a second to think about it and be honest:
Are We At Par?
A boy of my age can leave his house for whatever reasons without being asked too many questions or worse being stopped from leaving. A girl simply cannot. A boy hardly ever gets questioned about anything and even if they are questioned or caught doing something ‘wrong’ they are excused with the infuriating phrase ‘they’re boys.’
They are boys. They can bend the rules or break them even.
So, boys can break rules, do whatever they want and lie through their teeth but hey! Girls can too. Except-if girls behave that way we are given hell for it. And this is what I don’t get, this is what I cannot understand and don’t think I will ever- Why?
I’ve also heard the age old argument (like all my fellow girls) that women need to be protected, to be kept safe. Well then, create a world which is safe for us and not at the price of our freedom. Ideally the world should be a haven for every single person regardless of gender, caste, creed, color etc.
But I’m not trying to change the world. I want the equality scale to be balanced first in our school.
We’re a small group of people but it’ll be tough to change this fact and make the scales equal because it’s been a man’s world since the beginning of time but it won’t be forever.
Gowri Rekha – ( A Class XII student of The Peepal Grove School, an alternative residential school in India)