I agree that motherhood is not a favour to the baby. In fact a society owes every baby and every mother a healthy, welcoming, safe and happy environment. What happens when a society disrespects motherhood?
I won’t discuss ‘nature’s ways,’ (that’s another post) but are we grudging the mothers their 10 months Maternity Leave?
Fine. Today in India we don’t seem to need a new generation of citizens. There are too many of us anyway.
Today we feel it’s okay to deprive women of career opportunities if they choose to be mothers.
We think we are doing mothers a favour if we ‘permit’ them self reliance as they scrub floors, treat tumours, work at construction sites and FLY fighter planes.
Motherhood is being made a luxury for women, let’s say justifiably so. My question is, would it then be understandable if women gradually start accepting that they have to give up too much to be mothers? This is happening in many parts of the world.
Do some gentlemen think motherhood is a finable offence, or perhaps the real feeling is revealed when they wonder if women are suited for a man’s job like being a fighter pilot…?
Because he also asks,“…psychologically, are we fit?”
This from the nation of Rani Lakshmi Bai.