Just today I had a talk with my much married friend, when after usual how ares and how dos.. I asked her about when she will start finding a job. She told me that she is already looking and that most of them are in Andheri and et al ( she lives in Dombivili so is quite far.. but much under 90 min of travel) and she is not allowed to take employment that far.
I was intrigued by the choice of words. I do u\s that the distance is far and it makes sense that she doesnt travel much and yet.. after much digging i realized that given a choice she would love to go.. but she had no choice. And at that, she had a love marriage. I wondered how harder it would be even today for women in arranged marriages to start working.
I was but ofcourse a bit miffed and well a bit irritated by our society.. but then as i was discussing with other friend of mine.. this discrimination though more pronounced in India is prevalant all over the world.
I wonder.. why.. for centuries together in every part of the world.. were women supressed? Amd yet revered as godesses
This paradox eludes me! there has to be some reason why this is so prevelant all over the world!
And just now I read the post about this lady who is willing to sacrifice her child to save her marriage ( which incidentally is not important to the guy at all) .. with such people still existing.. is there any hope for equality..
As an aside I wonder what the lady thinks.. does she thinks she will be praised as a true ” Bharatiya Nari” ?
Or will the child blame its mom for being so weak ? for not being an ideal mom ?
I wonder if that lady is even thinking. I hope whatever she does.. she has strength to face the consequences.