This article by Madhu Trehan is worth reading and sharing.
“How delicately and subtly we have been brainwashed….”
“We did not fight for equality and the need for teamwork in the home.
Feminists have focused on larger issues such as domestic violence, rape and child marriage and perhaps there is no space to address the minor issue of male attitudes against women at home. But the cause of all the larger issues stem from just that. Unless the issues of being equal in the home are addressed, the subtle subjugation, women’s need to be admired for being conventional and subservient, not much will change.
If feminists could deal with the fine tuning of family relationships and give courage to girls to stand up for themselves, we could see a beginning.
We women, have to change our own thinking and stop falling into the “ideal woman” trap. It is time to create the “ideal man” who supports his woman and daughter as equal team players, not slaves and subordinates. It is time to make Sharad Yadav go home and clean, Asaram to cook, Bhagwat to care for elders, ad houseworkum.
As Gandhiji said, “If you don’t like the Manu Smriti, burn it”. Well, I don’t like – Saint Tulsidas’ Ramchaarit Manas where he legitimised the subjugation and maltreatment of women and girls:
Dhol Gawanr Shudra Pashu Nari, Sakal Tadan ke Adhikari.
So watch it burn.
Link shared by Sandhya.