‘Normalizing Gender’ – Vision for Gender Equal India (Women’s Day 2019)

Gender as we know is a very fluid and a socially constructed concept. During birth medical practitioners assign a child within two binary sex (male, female) and then the society makes it concrete it by giving them specific roles. A child till two years behave in the same manner until and unless they are told to stay with their gender and behave in a certain way. So coming to my vision of gender equal India,  it will be where all kinds of sexuality and gender are respected and represented. India will be Gender Equal only when we start normalizing a female defense minister, a male home maker and a person outside this binary as a head of the country

– Ms. Shambhavi Mani (General Secretary, Women’s Development Cell – Miranda House, Delhi University)