Monday, May 4, 2009

women at the verge of losing womenhood?!

Talking about women taking equal rights -when 9 long years are almost over past 2000-will not fetch any interest i think.But this change in the status of women in our immediate surroundings has come dramatically within last 30 years.But what could be put into serious perspective is the after effects of the role which the present day women assume.In the walk of getting up to present day needs i think women started losing womanhood.Even intelligent women- who feel that they are capable of balancing their career and personal life-most of the time end up at compromises or atleast their children need to do that.Present day women not only face slump in the progress reports of their children but also the slump in world economy.Not only have water and electricity problems but also the deadlines for project,stress at work place,monthly and annual targets.Their stress relieving oxytocins keep falling like the inflation rate of our country sending not really good cues.They are also faced with increased levels of androgens(an male hormone) and the problems that follow are handsome. And its not so easy for women to make a choice between career and family for it has become must for families to be of double career.What could be the remedy?more compromise i suppose....
Good understatnding of these changed roles and act of complementing may help.Perhaps a change in our outlook on life and people, a complete change in life style.All these are easier said than done.If it happens, family would still be a place where you can destress and if not life wil be nothing but a double headed sword.For those who believe in and love classic family models and conventional ideas its nothing but tough time ahead.

4 comments:

Realisation of womanhood said...

I believe woman has realised their real womanhood only now after having thier equal rights...its not losing womanhood ..but..."realisation of womanhood"...


The woman in the so called "love, classic , conventioanl family models" had to do more compromise for her partner and children by spending most of her time in cooking n washing...how many such women will say they were happy in having occupied with such homemaking....living only for their children n husband...

So more compromise had happen only earlier and it was only by the woman but now we have shared the compromise

Now the woman in the liberated society will have more understanding frame of mind since they see the world for themselves out..so there will be better understanding in the family too, than woman who are forced to pity for office going partner in the "love,classic,conventional family models"

Balancing between the personal and professional life is irrespective of the sex...and even male should work towards that for a balanced life...
So woman can manage both the slumps if they are able to strike a balance between both lives...if u educate woman a family will get benefited but if u educate a man only he will get benefited...

Just complementing will make the family to have a balanced life and doesnt call for any complete change.

Finally only the liberated woman make a better partner wen compared to woman in classic family models , coz they share the responsibitlies equally and it is balanced.

Only now the woman has realised their true womanhood....rather losing

kavya said...

i hav not tried to say women r losing womenhood socially...but even biologically... tatsy i gav a mention to changing hormone patterns....but ur comment s frm a different dimension... may b i hav a purist in me!!!!!

Thodu vaanam said...
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Ayvak said...

Lets first define wats "womanhood" --- coz these kinda terms change with time n takes a new dimension as evolution goes on.

Let me define in simple terms,

Several centuries back , male did all the work outside the house n female took her role inside...coz man had the extra muscle power which helped him to get the food outside...and woman dint have dat extra factor...Mite b this constituted for the male dominance

But now the situation has changed thro evolution n to get food outside it doesnt require any extra muscle factor....n its irrespective of the gender....it depends on the individual's capacity (EQ+IQ)....

Coming to ur biological factor hormone patterns wud change if the situation calls for dat...coz dats evolution...dats hw ape developed to human...future we may study in our biology like androgen levels are equal for both male n female...

So still defining womanhood with respect to the outdated context isnot apt...