WOMEN TODAY: LIVING IN A STATE OF PERPETUAL PARANOIA

A beautiful, thought-provoking post by a friend.

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“The influence of women has grown by leaps and bounds today. They are housewives, doctors, engineers, lawyers, astronauts, artists and practitioners of every conceivable profession on the earth.”

“Most urban women have achieved parity with men in taking up arduous professions for a career.”

Despite these tall claims, women fall into the only two categories that define the essence of their very existence- relatively safe and relatively unsafe; safe or unsafe from the molesters and rapists and other perverts on the loose. The underlying fact is that women, no matter which strata of the society they occupy, can never feel comfortable in their own skin under people’s discomfiting looks, like men do.

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA

Sure enough, there has been a perceptible change in the way women are viewed by the patriarchal society in the past century or so. Their causes are championed by many organisations worldwide, but…

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