" Living In A Man Prevailed Society "

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This article basically urges about the Conversation of Women Rights especially the Respect and Indistinguishability they should be given as a part of a society which they seek and deserve !

Submitted: August 29, 2016

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Submitted: August 29, 2016




According to Mae West ''World Is Beautiful Due To The Presence Of Women..''but one of the curse that perturbs the soul of a women is her presence in ''A Man Prevailed Society'' which for every being of a women is a vassal under colossal and immense consideration.Living in the twenty-first century ,the women still occupy an exalted position in the society and has excelled in various spheres of life but still in some of the developing countries like Pakistan,Afghanistan,Iran,India,Saudi Arabia etc (especially in their rural areas) women are compelled to put on a veil and confine themselves with in the four walls of their houses;their work is to bear and rear their children, keep their house clean,run errands and seemly are happy with their role. Benefits of liberal education and social accomplishments are denied to them and not un-often they are looked upon as possessions rather than persons .They have to play the role of house hold drudges and live as ''the beasts of burden'' ,as ''drawers of water'' and ''carvers of wood'' .They somehow have lost all the initiatives and had became the ''Slaves of tradition'',their mind is dark,their soul is dead and their life is but a purposeless existence..!

A large number of thinkers and scholars including most of the Muslims, do not like the idea of woman taking an active part in public life and professions. They arrange that biologically, woman's function is different from man's as they are too delicate to do hard duties of life and are not suitable for every  job. The real greatness of a woman lies in her role as mother is rightly said, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world''.But the Women like Hazrat Ayesha (R.A)  ,Joan of Arc ,Jansi ke Rani ,Mother Teresa ,Margareat Thatcher ,Benazir Bhutto ,Hillary Clinton and others like them did not just prevail, they excelled when personal, economic, political, and racial obstacles threatened. When they stroll down Cliche Lane for a bit, the cards were stacked against these women, but they bet the farm and won.They shared their insight and wisdom to lead us out of darkness. These women displayed an extraordinary courage to express their views in a male dominated society. Their contribution is invaluable and their work priceless. Their stories of failure and success are a source of inspiration for future generations.

Through the years, women have challenged the traditional female roles and have gradually climbed up the social ladder. They have split up the domestic chores with their husbands and entered the workforce and or returned to school. They are no longer compelled to become domestic housewives who stay at home to cook, clean, care for the children, and serve their husbands. However, they are given more choices and opportunities, and are becoming more independent. From the time of the women's movement, women have proven to society that they are just as capable and qualify for the same roles that men perform. Since they have been given more educational opportunities, they have also proven that they are just as competent by accomplishing the same educational level as men. They also proved that they are capable of performing the same kinds of work that men have traditionally done. They have forced society to modify job titles (formally known to be only men jobs) to acknowledge the women who have gone into these fields: from fireman to firefighter; mailman to mail deliverer; policeman to police officer; and etc. Due to these new opportunities that have been made possible to women, more and more of them are joining the workforce each year. According to America today, about 55% of the people who enter the workforce each year are female. As a famous woman worker says. "modern inventions have banished the spinning-wheel and the same law of progress make the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.

The reason for the male dominance is the way they  view themselves as  the superior being and life-form in the society. They justify this belief by saying that they are stronger and more capable; thus, making them more qualify for the more important roles in society. They place themselves on pedestals and force women to believe in their own inferiority to men and their incapability to excel educationally, politically, economically, and domestically. But the truth is that their 'ego' which would burnish if the women got more successful then they are.!

One of the books on Afghan family's life is‘'A Thousand Splendid Suns'’ which deals with mothers, daughters and wives in a society where religious, social and cultural climates have worked together for centuries to limit women’s freedom and opportunities. Women like Mariam and Laila in the novel suffer beneath the masked identity thrust upon them. Mariam is a child, forced at 15 to marry Rasheed, a shoemaker nearly 50 year old because her father’s wives wanted to get rid of her. A generation later, Laila, a teen, was also forced by a profound secret and betrayal to marry Rasheed.   Women aged between 31 and 40 and who have been married for six years or more are the most likely victims of domestic violence in Bahrain, other Arab countries and Iran. More than 75 per cent of domestic violence is not reported until after more than 10 years of marriage. The main reason for keeping silent was the desire not to break up the family, a feeling of powerlessness and the fear of losing children and family and above all, livelihood. But this silence, which gets longer and longer, inflicts a lot of damage on the family. Women suffering from such silence contract psychosomatic illnesses such as ulcers, high blood pressure and diabetes etc.

In conclusion to trivialize these vexations ,we need to prevent violence through indirect education, such as through the child’s upbringing and the media. People should come out in the open to discuss domestic violence; to raise awareness about domestic violence; to encourage the government and civil societies to take action to help prevent the torture of women and assist victims. The need of the hour is to help control the atrocities perpetrated by men against women and ''if the women teach their children regarding gender equality ,by the next generation we hope that male dominance concept will extinct.

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