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The Strong Weaker Sex
|by Devavratan Kaundinya|
Recently, I happened to watch a talk show on ‘Female Foeticide’ by actor Aamir Khan on the television. The real life cases expressed by some of the victims who have opposed it were, indeed, heart rending. But, at the same time, I fail to understand the ‘Real Psyche’ of this blessed land called ‘Bharat’ or ‘India’. I am sure no other part of the world will have so much of contradictions as this country and its people exhibit.
Every Indian citizen is now fully aware of the fact that this country is proxy ruled by a woman. That woman is also not of Indian origin except for the fact that she had married the son of a former powerful Prime Minister of India who was also a woman. The first citizen of India is a woman. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha of this biggest democratic country is another woman. A megalomaniac woman of the underprivileged was ruling the largest state Uttar Pradesh till a few months before. Now, the most unruly state of this country West Bengal is headed by another positively arrogant female. Tamil Nadu is presently under the leadership of a woman Chief Minister at whose feet all the tough looking (self respecting!) male ministers fall without shame.
Most of the Indian households are controlled by women is an unwritten dictum. Mothers-in-law are more dreadful than Fathers-in-law for both men and women. Our history tells that many queens like Jhansi Rani have proved to be brave and commanding. We have many female Members of Parliament and Assemblies. There are Central and State ministers who belong to weaker sex. Women have entered all fields of research, politics, engineering, business, sports and science. Even the lady doctors shown in the talk show who performed and earning huge sums of money without qualms are lady gynecologists. The scientist who had been responsible for the recent racket launch is a woman. We have many valiant lady police officers in the Police department too.
Women are preferred for certain jobs like receptionist, hostess, software profession and teacher. Our epics tell that even Lord Shiva was completely enticed by the ‘charms’ of disguised 'woman' Mohini and unable to identify that was Vishnu. Our country has named the gods of valor, wealth and knowledge as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
Yet, the country still practice female foeticide because they have strange reasons like dowry and carrying family lineage.
If one looks at the way the scams are done in India, even in that women enjoy equal or more share. The Prez of India and Speaker have gone on several foreign jaunts spending 205 crores from government exchequers. A Tamil Nadu MP was imprisoned for her major role in a massive scam of lakhs of crores of rupees.
The people still believe that women are powerless and should be given special reservation. Even the most liberated country of the world, United States of America, is yet to have a woman governor for their fifty states or as president of the nation.
Our land is a strange country. We always prefer to speak one thing and do the other. We never feel ashamed of our double speak. We have developed immunity to hypocrisy. We wallow in deceit. All these female foeticide are not because of men; but it is because of women of this country. Many may consider that I am biased. But, the fact remains that in Indian women rule the men, home, the country and the society directly or indirectly.
If they still prefer and pretend to be victims, let them be.
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