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Why do you need a special day to celebrate your womanhood? You don’t see us having Man Day? (Man day? Kind of sounds like Monday… Boy! That sucks!) Don’t we need to celebrate our Manhood?
Here’s the difference between man and woman (confining strictly to celebrating sexes, of course). We, men, celebrate our manhood whenever we feel like. Be it a weekend, or if a game is on, or any reason or no reason at all, men can and do go to bars, have a few drinks or maybe lay back on their couches and enjoy the game, or maybe catch up on other manly activities such as renovate houses, reinstate furniture, repair a car, etc.
We do not need a special day to these kinds of stuff. What boggles me is, women need a special day for themselves, to do… what? What is it that you do on this day that you cannot do on any other day? Why is there such a day to begin with? Just so that women can slack off from work they don’t do otherwise?
Now before you come up with “women oppression” and “equal rights for women”, which I know many of you will, here’s my answer. If you are equal to us, you do not need this day. If you are equal to us, you do not need the ‘special’ reservation in anything. You give up these and other ‘special treatments’, and then and only then do you have the right to equality.
I mean I can make peace with the men holding out doors for women, sharing their coats, holding out chairs and all (It’s just us being gentlemen), but at least have the decency to reach out to pay, show that you care, for crying out loud. Have you ever wondered women get called beautiful, sophisticated and tons of other stuff but have you ever heard someone go “Oh she’s such a gentlewoman” or “Thank you kind lady”? (This one I got from one of the best conversations with a fellow blogger).
I think, and it is my personal belief alone, that men do get raped as often as women do. It’s just that they think about what happened, realize that it was not that bad, and then keep quiet about it. Women on the other hand, go out and reprimand the guy who did it (I’m NOT saying that they should not do it. And I’m NOT on the side of the rapist in either case.) All I’m trying to say is that, that is probably why you don’t hear a lot about guys getting raped, on the media. Guys are either, way more scared to admit they’ve been raped by a woman or like I said, they realise that it wasn’t so bad and keep mum.
I know most of you would be thinking I wouldn’t understand how it felt, unless I go through it. And you are right! I don’t know what it feels like and that is exactly why I’m all ears to anyone who cares enough to change my thought process.
Anyhow, my point is, there is no specific reason for this day. How many types of ‘days’ do you want? You’ve got Mother’s day, Sister’s day (RakshaBandhan),Children’s Day, Friendship day, Valentines’ day and Teachers’ day. What more of a relationship do you share with a girl, that you need a special day to congratulate her on her womanhood?
It is a totally different story in places where women are actually oppressed. In those places, if this day is the only ray of hope for women to be free and get in touch with her feminine side (woman who work hard labour), then I’m all for it! Now these women are the ones that need upliftment from the cruelties of life.
Anyways, bending to social constraints, to all my female readers, who for some unforeseen reason seems to be in abundance (I’m NOT complaining)
Happy Women’s Day! Congratulations on being a woman! (Like you had something to do with it!)
P.S I know Women’s day is tomorrow, but tomorrow is kind of reserved for Holi!