Even today, after so much of developments in India, people yearn for a male child in order to carry the family name forward and getting support in their hay days. Female child is considered to be someone else’s belonging as she has to get married and go to her in-laws house. Though law of the land provides equal rights to a female and male in all regards, parental heir is always a male scion. At home, the best facilities, be it education, food, clothes, leisure, entertainments or freedom, are for boys. A female child is always made to feel secondary to her brother and probably, unwanted too.
The time a girl is born, hardly anybody feels truly happy in the family. If the child is first born, still there are chances of her getting some respect by the family and society. Other saving graces are good looks, ability to efficiently handle household chores and highly sacrificing self. Even after having such perfect qualities the girl is not lauded, if she speaks her mind. Thus, silence is really considered to be gold over here. Time and again a reminder keeps hitting her ear-drums regarding the ultimate destination of her life i.e. getting married, having kids, taking care of family and husband. Trying to amend this prefixed notion will only invite societal and parental wraths.
Indian Government has not left any stone unturned to uplift the status of the fairer sex but in vain. Still sex ratio of the population is in a grim state. There are many who would not concur with my view point on prevailing inequality, instead support Indian society on ground of gender equality, modern thinking pattern. To them I want to ask one simple question, ‘don’t they yearn for a male issue even after having a female child and not vice-versa?’ Unless every individual understands the importance of balance in nature, the chance of revolutionary change is very bleak. According to me, its high time females got rid of this mental, physical and social slavery.
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