Ladka Nahi Milega: A Threat in 21st Century
How does society taunt a woman with who is opinionated, passionate, career-oriented or has passed a certain age or doesn’t know how to cook food?
“Who will marry a girl like you?”
Women from a very young age are taught to behave in a certain way, to fulfil certain gender roles that are as old as our own galaxy! They are taught to cook considering it only a women’s responsibility. Cooking is a life skill which is gender-neutral. How can one define that only a woman should do it?
Men and women both need to know how to cook, to survive in this modern era. Nevertheless, many young women who work hard for their careers, or if they gain weight or if they are not fair and have certain flaws are rejected by our male-dominated society. This practice of continuous taunting is used as a tool to silence women. But it’s 2019 and society is changing and let’s hope this line loses its charm and charisma.
So what do women want?
Turns out more and more women want respect and freedom to live their lives on their own terms.
Is that too much to ask for?
Millennial women would rather save for traveling rather than their “Big Billion Wedding”. A survey conducted by Deloitte reveals that women across the world prioritize travel over other markers of success. Another research suggests that single women are the happiest creatures of the world. In the earlier era, women could only aspire to be a good wife or a good mother but with the advent of modernization, women have fought for their equal rights in voting, to receive education and to become independent and have received acceptance. Today the emphasis is on love, compatibility, understanding, mutual respect and space for individuality.
It’s time that we create a society for women in which they feel respected, honored and have the freedom to express themselves freely in all aspects of their life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This article is written by Gurpreet Singh, our intern.