#BREAK THE CHAIN
Electromagnetism of gender-equality for completing the circuit of life!
The secret of success is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new…Socrates. Every story has its end, but in life every end is a new beginning to get it right, make it bigger, larger, more satisfying and absolutely exhilarating!
As the old ways cannot open new doors, gender equality is a human right and not just a female fight.
Having said that, gender-inequality in today’s day and age is nothing more than just a state-of-mind. God created humankind with defined equal roles, varying in degrees of impression & impact as per one’s life cycle & stages. In every facet of life be it from giving birth to a new life to managing day to day chores, to thriving prosperity ahead, in every single aspect to be successful a fulfilled beautiful concoction of a brilliant team work, a coming together working together, growing & nurturing together is needed. Very rightly said by beautiful from within Malala and I feel proud to quote, “how a society can grow or succeed if half of us are held back”.
There is no concept in my limited sense of gender-inequality that has any space or should anymore exist in today’s modern societies. Cliché to mention what not a woman can do or what not a man can do or is incapable of! In yore times, what began as a simple division of work between a man and a woman ended up with layers of adulterated thoughts and feelings for centuries together leading into a huge hue & cry of gender in-equality & bias. It is imperative to mention that in hindu mythology, Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha & Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God. The union of these principles is exalted as the root and womb of all creation. So if life is black & white, then how only white or only black can survive in singularity or if negative and positive both energies are needed to create an electric current, then how only one can do the job anytime? Will it be safe to say that gender inequality is nothing more than fostered societal pressure of thoughts passed on unfortunately from generations to generations?
It’s high time to put a full stop to it, stop thinking anything else but reflect on only one question, can life be created with only sperms! Then better stop crying foul of any gender being less or more till medical sciences are able to prove that complete life is possible by any given superior single gender. That day we will talk about any one gender being equal or less or superior than the other one! Till then, it’s time to say cat is flat and not tomorrow, not today but NOW, and now means NOW we need to accept all genders with equal respect! When woman and adolescent girls have equal rights, rights of being nothing more than just human beings, those are the families, societies & countries that are bound to flourish. If you are born, you have a birth right and no one should ever be able to snatch that at the pretext of anything from you.
It’s time we not try to become each other’s other half, but start believing in the power of Two to Tango! Let us pledge today to #BreakTheChain of stereotype thoughts and come together as an infinite energy to create a Superior World of endless possibilities and eternal happiness!
Happy Women’s Day!
About the Author
Poonam Vijay Thakkar is a Mumbai based Internationally Certified Life Wellness Coach.
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