#Beijing25 || Viewpoint: SAMYUKTHA, Gender-based Violence and Social Inequality

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By V SAMYUKTHA

Even during the neanderthal era, humans knew no bounds to inequality. Women had their roles and men had theirs. But as us humans started to evolve and take over the planet as our own, we started to think way beyond what was logical that we are illiterate compared to any other animals.

All living beings irrespective of their genders have a role in the planet. May it be as immaterial and insignificant as it may seem, everyone is linked in our world and we impact each other in several ways possible.

When these roles were amplified and exaggerated by the evolved race of humans, that’s where the term of inequality was brought in. Certain functions were labelled to genders and races. Caste system was brought in and a lot of injustice prevailed.

In our society, women have prefixed roles to play in their homes and the society. They are meant to stay at homes and take care. Their purpose is fixed to giving the maternal care that all their tender bodies can give.

Now the world has grown again where after centuries, women have voiced out their will and have gotten a platform where they can choose to work or stay at home for their families. That’s where we are standing right now and nowhere else.

Women are still restricted from a lot of activities that men have the privilege to. In India and many other countries, the roles for women are justified with an excuse of culture. Ask the patriarchal world what culture is, no one knows.

The female genital oragans are viewed as pieces of mockery and sex jokes whereas “having the balls” to do things are just acceptable. Women in India, right now are being beaten by their husbands or being burnt or thrown acid on their faces. They don’t stand up for themselves because they know that not all in the society will stand with their guts. They have nowhere to go to and hence, they settle to keep their necks bent and faces bruised.

There are a lot of NGOs in India where their locations are kept anonymous in fear of attacks.

Women may not be masculine like men, so are men not feminine like women. All genders have their purpose in society and we as humans have been blessed with morals ethics and intelligence to gauge what’s wrong and what’s right.women have been proven to be excellent leaders as well as caretakers. Men too have been identified with various qualities. No talent or voice is restricted to one’s body or gender. It’s high time that we realise the need to let all genders prevail equally in society so that our nation and the world becomes a place that our future grows up respecting and learning from.

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