Introduction of internet worldwide, is not only a medium of accessing information and awareness, women worldwide are using this medium to voice their basic concerns about their basic rights, suppressed desires and dream to express themselves and to actively participate in a public disclosure.
In a very famous quote Jane Austin once said
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be calm waters all our lives”
Internet is the blessing in disguise for women worldwide who were ignorant of everything going around the world. They were suppressed, oppressed due to patriarchy and male chauvinism.
Internet is the medium of awareness and self-education for women.
We live in a globalized, modern, technologically advanced world. Women empowerment has become very significant in development and economics. It also approaches the rights of other trivialized genders in a particular political or social context but the irony is, as per our cultural and religious norms women should be elegant,sophisticated,calm and compose, should be well behaved and this is what is the reality of our so called ” modern ” world. Equal rights, freedom, empowerment, power are still a distant dream in reality in most of the countries.
Internet is the medium of escapism from the harsh reality of life, daily monotonous routines, for teenage girls it gives them a sense of freedom through different social and public platforms that they actually fantasize. Internet is a part of our house-hold, daily routine like breakfast, lunch and dinner. We can’t imagine our lives without internet due to rapid change in the lifestyle and fashion. Internet is a form of revolution for women against male chauvinism and a platform to rise up against all odd in their respective society they live in.
“Lock up your libraries if you can, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind” _ Virginia Woolf.
Today internet is a sense of power, liberty, success, freedom and empowerment.
Neha Parveen is a student of ARCH College of design, jaipur and this effort is a part of Google India and SheThePeople initiative Digital Trust Dialogues across colleges in India.
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