Festive season is on in its full splendour and colourful forms. Navratri being celebrated,Durga pujo by many. The nine days of complete importance to the goddess. The shakti within us.
So what happens to the importance of the woman/goddess after this. It gets relegated to the background in this man’s world?
Why do we teach our daughters to cook and not our sons? Survival skills need to be taught to all kids.
Why do girls cover up and boys can wear shorts and nothing else and roam? We need to teach all our kids to dress decently when the occasion arises and give equal freedom to wear whatever they want otherwise. Teach the boys and girls to respect each others choices
Why are women who drink or smoke thought to be frivolous and not the men if they do the same? Good character certificates do not come tailor made for non smokers and non drinkers. Many a times devils come without vices and angels are covered in tattoos and piercings. Appearances can be deceptive and this important lesson is to be imparted in society to all kids.
Girls come back early and boys stay out late? Have the same time out for all kids , why the discrimination. Its not that only boys should have all the fun.
Is marriage a life goal of girls and just a stepping stone for boys? Let the kids choose their partners and let them decide they want marriage or not. Its about compatibility and companionship not just procreation and getting a househelp. It needs to be a relation between two individuals in agreement and in love not just to please the elders.
Oh my god she does not want kids? Its a free choice. No judgements should be passed. It’s your life. Bring in another being only if you want to not because of societal pressure. It’s a great responsibility after all.
If you worship shakti all year round then you need to respect her all around you. It should not be just these 9- 10 days. It should be all year round. Celebrate the goddess and do it through spreading the right messages to all kids of both genders. Its not just a girly or manly thing , its for all.
Jai Mata Di! Jai Maa Durga!
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- Pooja Guha-Bansode
- September 28, 2017
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