International Women Day: Beyond gender roles, choice and equality

Vishal Bheeroo

A woman is beyond gender bender roles and expectations of who she is or stands for in our forever judgmental society. Watched at every single moment on how she looks, fat or skinny, pretty or disheveled, argumentative or submissive, aspersions cast on her character and what she decides to wear. Her body, her choice to drape in a sari, wearing a hijab, short skirt or swimsuit at the pool is lost by society, limited as we are as men and women pretending to hold a lense to judge.

The celebration of International Women Day on April 8 is one such day to reflect on the place women hold in society and no we don’t need tokenism to do that. Perhaps reminding ourselves and everyone that she is not just a body or tight-lipped listening silently to ‘obsolete’ rules made over the years. A woman is no doll in adhering to…

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About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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