The fight is to attain gender equality; not to topple the patriarchy to make room for a matriarchy. The fight is to attain race equality; not to topple the white supremacy to make room for a black one. That would be just replacing one injustice with another. As we fight all the injustice in the world, we may have just forgotten that.
“To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away.” With the raging pandemic widening the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, the inaccessibility of devices to the underprivileged for online learning, calls for a reckoning. The recent death of a 19-year old student regarding this has sparked off the ‘Digital Divide’ in India.
There are various evils in our society, one of which happens to be the desire to have a boy. Everyone wants an ideal mother, sister, wife, but not a daughter. Not a day goes by when you don’t hear of the news of a crime committed against women in India. It is harrowing to watch the status of women’s safety, especially in a country where women are given the stature of goddesses. Remember that you can call your daughters “Beta” but you can’t call your sons “Beti”. This should tell us why daughters are so special.