In the 21st century, it’s bizarre that we still have to fight for equal rights, representation and opportunities. We all remember the time when our families would make it clear that men and women are not the same; that the boy of the family will always be better and will always be allowed more liberty even if the only thing he’s really good at is playing PubG till 4am in the morning. It’s a little bizarre that girls are still pulled out of school because they’re eventually going to get married and it’s not like they will need math or science to cook food and raise children. It’s a little bizarre that girls have to be conscious of what they ‘should’ wear and think of time in terms of safe and unsafe. It’s a little bizarre that we still have unequal representation in policy-making positions especially when men sit on these seats and debate if women should be allowed abortions and if sanitary napkins are a luxury items.
It’s a little bizarre that women still have unequal distribution of work in their homes and office and work twice as hard to earn lesser than a man. It’s a little bizarre that we are still dictated by gender roles and norms that relegated women to the house and let men conquer and destroy the world. It’s a little bizarre that we let men rampant and think about how to tie down women in domestic spaces continuously. It’s a little bizarre that we’re still thinking of the workforce in terms of men can do everything and women can do these particular things and not in terms of everyone can do everything if they’re provided with basic education and the right skill-set for these things. It’s a little bizarre that we celebrate these special days where people all over the world come together to make a change and actually manage to touch apathetic readers.
It’s bizarre that we’re still doing this only on specific days and not every day.