Reservations for women has always been a controversial topic. some are in favor of it and others are not. I fall in the later category. It doesn’t make sense to me that how can a previlaged upbringing make you feel equal.
I mean, men and women are equal and yet women get a privilaged push coz they are women. This is where the logic fails. You cannot make a woman feel equal to men unless there is no inequality.. neither for men nor for women.
And is reservation a privilage is again a debatable topic for me.
Lets take for example local trains. A train has around 12 compartment out of which there are only 3 compartments for females. Even considering that there is a huge discrepancy in sex ratio ( 922/1000) and the fact that part of females are housewives ( well they also travel for shopping et al) We can atleast say that there is 1 female for every 2 men. And this means logically the space alloted to females should be 4 compartments out of 12.. This reservation business has actually limited the mobilty of females.
Now moving back to educational sector again, the 33% reservation that we talk about is actually a sham. I mean the ‘progressive’ females of metro need no reservation. They go to the same school and same coaching classes as men. So in no way are they differentiated but during the admission. If the admissions were open it might be possible that there are more females than men in the classes 😉 ** This might be one of the reasons why the reservation is there. I mean like females cover themselves up coz men cant control their sexual impulses.. this also might be a cover up** Okay. I am stretching the argument here. But my point still stays. Atleast for the urban woman.. there is no need for reservations!
Now lets consider non metro areas. Frankly most of the seats either go empty or are converted into management seats coz females are not allowed to pursue. And hence it really makes no sense. nearly 60 years have passed by and we atleast have 2 generation of people born after independence. We females have got enough handicap. Its time for us to have equality not with concessions but with dignity.
The very act of reservation for me spells out that “we” are backward in someway and that deters the feeling of being equal.
Like the double stds in our constitution… All men are equal and yet some are privilaged for life not coz they need it but coz they are of a particular caste! And yet we de cry that caste discrimination has not died down. It wont ever die down unless we stop this discrimination for real.. and not play act at it.
If we make excuses for the discriminations they would never stop! Be it on gender basis or caste basis!
Okay I am done! I know again quite a controversial post for me.. Well I just had to write this.. with so many posts that I am reading offlate on these topics…