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A better world for women

  • Published at 06:02 pm November 25th, 2016
A better world for women

The world is in constant flux. Be it technology or education, we have made many advancements.

And just like technology and education, the position of women in society is also in a much better state now than it was about a hundred years or so ago.

It’s hard to imagine that women were once confined within the four walls of their household, but these days they have a more active role in society.

Women are more conscious about their status in society, and, therefore, have made much progress in the responsibilities they can shoulder -- be it within their families or their careers.

Women are now performing more duties that were traditionally assigned to males in the past.

The image of the perfect, dutiful wife has been all but dismantled, with more women dropping their brooms for briefcases.

No more than two generations ago, a girl was expected to abandon her academic pursuits and assume the role of a housewife at a relatively early stage of her life.

She would need to devote herself wholeheartedly to the preservation of the female-oriented position of a homemaker.

But the world economy deemed it necessary for a woman to obtain a career in order to support and maintain a family.

The income of one parent was no longer enough to provide for a household anymore.

It’s hard to imagine it these days, but there was a time when women weren’t allowed to vote.

Thankfully, such days are well behind us.

No more than two generations ago, a girl was expected to abandon her academic pursuits and assume the role of a housewife at a relatively early stage of her life

You might not believe it from the rhetoric of certain feminists, but women are in a much better place compared to the past.

I mean, women can open their own businesses these days!

If that doesn’t scream progress, than I don’t know what ever will.

The world eventually realised the value of the human life after the two World Wars.

This realisation also woke women up and stimulated them to fight for their own rights.

The point stands: Women now stand on an equal footing with men. They have become equals to men in just about every area thanks in part to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Women have received rights that entitle them to their inheritance, give them the ability to initiate a divorce, or just express their views.

Women have indeed come a long way.

Jannatul Shahebaz Ayesha is a freelance contributor.

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