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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Women are their own worst Enemies!!

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker

I happened to recently read an article wherein Sarah Palin was being asked by a lady reporter whether she had breast implants.

The most powerful women in India are shut down, based on their looks and physiology and not on their intellectual capabilities.God help if you dress well..there are women judging you from the heel to the cleavage ..

Imagine if the same conversation happened around men.
Obama, you have rock hard abs. Are those implants? Surely you don't have enough time to exercise while running the country.

How can we be taken seriously when it's all about the body and not about the brain?

As a culture in India, women are brought up to be fundamentally insecure From weight ,to looks ,to wrinkles,to hair fall (its never okay for a woman to be bald )to pregnancy , worry about our weight and about when we can start wearing makeup and getting our ears pierced and about the kinds of clothes we wear.Have we ever focused on the intellectual capital that a woman carries
As a society, we're not standing for the right values and principles. And the media have made it pretty clear what people should admire about women.

Don't get me wrong. I think a woman's sensuality and sexuality is one of our best assets, but it's only one of our best assets.IT's a blessing but just focusing on one of it is a curse.

Here's the thing, though. We're our own worst enemies.

We're catty, we're mean, and we're judgmental. We treat one another poorly, and we rarely support one another whether its work or home ..

If we want things to change, that has to start with us. The next time you are faced with making a snap judgment about another woman, think twice. When you decide not to support a woman-owned business or woman making a marketing pitch or a woman stating her point loud and clear at a family dinner, I hope it's based on lack of merits and not because it's run by a woman. !!

3 comments:

Ruhi_bhandari said...

Couldn't have agreed more.

Women who like being treated like 'props' to men are the one's whose inherent insecurity (due to lack of substance) comes alive against women who strive to be leaders rather than 'props' to leaders. And by leaders I don't mean just working women; it includes housewives, moms and all other women that live their lives with dignity, integrity and honesty.

Ruhi_bhandari said...

Couldn't have agreed more.

Women who like being treated like 'props' to men are the one's whose inherent insecurity (due to lack of substance) comes alive against women who strive to be leaders rather than 'props' to leaders. And by leaders I don't mean just working women; it includes housewives, moms and all other women that live their lives with dignity, integrity and honesty.

Anonymous said...

I am glad there are women who feel like this in India .It is sad but no matter how educated women are -"competition" can be a blinding force. If its not we women who stand up for women -this will never change . More women promoting more women -is what we need to shift mindsets