I am thinking about the things that define me. I first think about the things I am passionate about like blogging, poetry or music. But then I have already shared about my dreams and passion. How about sharing a thing, an outlook that really defines me as a personality!
I cannot quote it word by word but from what little I remember I am trying to paraphrase what I read in an article by Imran Khan published in September’2014 edition of India Today magazine. It said- There are two ways of dehumanizing someone, one by dismissal and the other by idolizing. Women are dehumanized since centuries. When you make someone stand on the pedestal then you snatch away their rights to be considered as normal human beings or to possess human emotions.
Either we portray woman as goddess, talk of women power or call her a whore and humiliate her. In no way a woman is treated merely as a human.
And this is the least I ask from people around me to treat me as their equal. I don’t desire to ascend the realm of respect or patronage. I don’t want people to worship me or other women. I hate it when they relate every trait of mine with me being a woman.
If I am stupid it’s because I stupid and not because I am a woman. If I am gentle and forbearing then it’s because I am that and not because I am a woman. If I am a woman I need to not to be submissive. Just because I am biologically different, I cannot be dismissed from being considered as a normal human being or bound around with mindless barricades.
This very urge to be treated equal defines me.
Stop being prejudiced about her. Stop treating her special and different. She is one common creature with no reasons to be treated special. Treat woman equal and the world would retain its balance.
Women are women AND humans as well.