Is it a Curse Being a Woman?

Being a female is not a curse. No, never. Our vernacular poet in Tamil sings it is a great blessing to be born a female.
The first thing to be understood is that male and female are two different categories completely different in biology, hormonal behaviour, emotional reaction, mental reasoning and psychology. They are two complementary parts. Together they a beautiful, meaningful whole. There are many aspects in both which are equally precious and admirable.
By nature the female is weaker than the male, in muscle, strength and stamina. Being designed physically to bear children and nurture them a correct assessment of her role and importance in society is necessary.
Down the ages of human history there have been periods of matriarchal supremacy in governance. Then chauvnistic males took over and are maintaining their supremacy. Crude methods of slavery, denying education, enlightenment and freedom have been used by them for many many centuries. The mindset of males is caught in a groove. In course of time the renaissance of the industrialised world has emancipated the unenlightened woman from her prison of darkness.
Legally, practically it has become an established fact that women have equal rights. But in execution it is not found easy to establish. Many males grudge to give the female her right acknowledgement. A false ego complex prevents smooth running of matters inside and outside the home.
If the male is at fault in many a situation I cannot hide the fact that the woman overshoots in misguided ambition. There are clearly two sets of womanly and unwomanly aspirations, accomplishments and achievements! She is well advised to tread only the paths suitable for her inherent equipment. The roles are different but not superior or inferior.
When this fact is understood there can be no confusion about whether it is a curse or blessing to be a female. The wicked practices against women are to be eradicated and women obtain their place of honour as copilots in the journey of human life.

More By  :  Pavalamani Pragasam

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Comment Most of what you say may be true; but still you forget countless women who have contributed to the world and been duly honoured by the world. Look at it like this: men need so many billions of sperms to reproduce whereas the great woman can do the trick with a single ova! It all depends on how you decide to accept as your attitude. Be positive and hopeful.

05-May-2014 13:11 PM

Comment It is really a curse being a woman. Human beings have always acted anti-God (read nature) for they have created various social institutes for their selfish ends. Biology says, a girl inherits her father's traits and a boy his mother's. But in our society a boy carries his father's title and the girl, her husbands. It is all based on land ownership and property inheritance. Even God (read nature) is unkind to women. A woman's body produces 420 to 450 ova in her life time but in the case of men it is billions of billions of sperms. A man unfortunately goes on releasing his sperms in a woman's vagina for pleasure. Every man is not like Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri or the ideal male of the Vedas that he will unite with his partner only to beget a child. So, an average man uses a woman as a pleasurable object. Gone are the days when a male child is brought up in an Ashrama and made to observe Brahmacharya. Films and advertisements depict women as objects of desire. Old societies never considered women as such. Civilised societies are more uncivilised on that score. So, lamentable, it is really curse being a woman.

Sharbaaniranjan Kundu
05-May-2014 12:48 PM

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