How many times have you been told “kaichi ki tarah zubaan chalti hai tumhari”? I always wonder what exactly this expression hints at? After brainstorming for days at length, I reached the conclusion that it simply means the society finds it hard to accept opinionated women. Every time you try to raise your voice against an ill practice, you are silenced. Your “kaichi jaisi zubaan” becomes too tough for the society to handle.
Why are opinionated women thought to be difficult?
This question often crosses my mind: “Why is it that only opinionated women are thought to be difficult but never opinionated men?” I might be wrong but I believe men’s choices are always given a preference but the same does not happen with a woman. Why should the only reason behind accepting a man’s decision be “wo mard hai na“?
Expecting men to be decision makers and women their silent followers is not only ridiculous but also disrespectful. And then setting the same filters or expectations for women, even more so.
We have just as much right as men to voice our opinion but we are taught to simply obey whatever is told to us. Else, we are easily thought of as being ‘stubborn’. Having a say in matters that concern you is necessary. If this makes you stubborn, it’s absolutely okay. So here are some difficult women quotes that promise to inspire you to stay opinionated.
Words of opinionated women
- “A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man you’re kind of ignorant'”-Anne Hathaway
“When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious.”- Sheryl Sandberg
“We Realize The Importance of Our Voices Only When We Are Silenced.”- Malala Yousafzai