women and marriage
While women may no longer be told to stick to kitchen duties in many homes, do they have the agency to put their self-respect first and wishes of others around them second?
Must a woman shut up on conversations around job security, finances and money, because society will focus more on her husband’s incapability to provide for her, instead of her capability to earn?
It is not enough to raise feminist daughters if we still expect women to shed that cloak of progressiveness at the altar of marriage and turn into demure submissive wives.
This becomes the crux of our existence in Indian society; get married, start a family, or what most people call it- settle down. When will it change?
Achieving equality on the work front is incomplete if women still have to struggle for equal distribution of the workload at home.
Marriages, unfortunately, have become a status symbol and have thus lost the sanctity of actually being a celebration of a relationship. And this lust for grand weddings costs us more than a big bill.
We still equate companionship solely with matrimony and sex outside of marriage remains a taboo. So a lot of people assume these elements to be missing from a single woman’s life.
The channel of conversation in any relationship works two ways. So women’s silence begets us to ask, is no one listening?
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