Tanishq mohta central_point_school

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This article has been written for Techkriti Blog for a Cause Contest.
The topic was:
“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the World.” Write about a particular issue concerning the position of women in today’s society.

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Tanishq mohta central_point_school

  1. 1. “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rules The World.” “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” Don’t you think this line has lost its meaning in today’s world? Its importance lies only in the hypothetical imagination of a writer. The ‘mother’ no longer has the power to rule this world. How can she rule a world that gives her so much of pain, so much of suffering and inflicts so many atrocities? Although she’s the one who carries a part of her being for 9 months, takes care of her offspring from day 1 till the time they are old enough to look after themselves -her caring never stops. Why is the mother, the birth giver made to suffer? The MOTHER, the Woman is not free either. She is ruled upon and every step taken by her is influenced by the men in her life; her father, brother, husband, etc. She always stays in a state of fear. The position of women in
  2. 2. society has declined from a Goddess to a mere object of humiliation. Women are never given the right to enjoy their liberty and equality. Men treat them in a humiliating manner. They are not allowed to step outside of the house. They are forced to give up their right to a proper education. They are under the influence of their parents before marriage and under their husbands after marriage. Their condition remains unchanged even today in this modern world where India hopes to be called a ‘developed’ country. Our society continues to experience crime against women. Women are subjected to many crimes such as rape, voyeurism, eve-teasing, acid attack , stalking ,female infanticide, dowry, etc. These crimes have increased rapidly in our country despite government efforts to curb them. The most horrific and depressing case that occurred last year on 16 Dec 2012 shocked the country. A 23 year old paramedic student was brutally assaulted and gang-raped in the capital of the country Delhi, throwing a spotlight on crimes against women in the country .Thousands of men and women thronged the roads to protest against this. They demanded changes to be made, particularly a change in the attitude towards women. They demanded for better protection for women. They demanded a change in gender laws and laws against crimes towards women. They demanded a change in the mindset of the society and speedy justice to be executed on the rapists. They wanted death penalty for the rapists. Crimes against women have to come to an end, a permanent end. Women have to be empowered. Only by empowering women the country will progress. Women empowerment is very important especially in a country like India.
  3. 3. Women are at par with men in every field, be it sport, politics or professional activities. In India, women have held high offices including that of President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lower House , Ambassador of a country, etc. Still in many parts of the country, women are still considered homemakers and not bread-winners. They are considered the liability of the family rather than an important asset. Girls are not provided with proper education nor are they accepted in many parts of India. The birth-givers are not given birth to. In India, the male-female ratio has changed dramatically in favour of men as a result of female infanticide and sex-selective abortions. They are killed even before entering the world. People don’t understand the importance of a girl. The world will become extinct without her. Dowry is also a very serious crime against women leading to their suicides and murders. These devastating things are happening in a country like India where women are worshipped in the names of Goddess Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati , Parvati, Kali, etc. These problems are faced by every woman in any corner of the country. Women are no longer merely housewives or caregivers. They are no longer at their husbands’ beck and call. Women have personal opinions, a voice and freedom which, given a chance, they use and prove themselves. They have taken up so many careers outside the home. But some major upliftments still remain. Women should be given a chance to be as they wish. Women should not be treated as property of men. Women should be given equal chances as men. Women should be treated at par with men. A girl child should be accepted!
  4. 4. Crimes against women should come to an end. Women should be relieved of so much pain and suffering. The position of women should again be uplifted to that of a goddess and a mother. -Tanishq Mohta

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