Women Emancipation

  10 (Goal: 1,000)

Petitioning: Society

Petitioner: Petition Voice started on March 3, 2009

No matter how much we talk about emancipation of women, but in reality Indian women is still pigeonholed into conventional roles of obeying housewives, forgiving mothers, helping sisters, and so on. It is 21st century and Indian women is living a life fitting 20th century. Laws and few social reformers can just not address the problem, because it resides in everyone's minds, including today's women! We all, by ourselves (I insist individually), will have to look beyond the existing social framework and disengage ourselves from the existing social norms. Though the change of mentality of a whole generation is a long term thing to talk about, but in the short term we need to, by convincing or even by force, if necessary, put an end to domestic voilence against women and make women aware of their civil rights. To start with it is the mothers and mother-in-laws who have to help change the mindset of the whole society. Long term actions and philosophies are for later. Unless the mother in the family is educated and empowered, the sad truth remains, that no children will be self-reliant and educated. Hence, it is high time that we all stand up against crime against women and opposse it tooth and nail. It could only mean a little contribution of respecting women on our part, but at least some contribution is sought.