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Friday, February 19, 2010

Woman,mighty is thy name.....

Stroll through a posh locality in the evening, you’ll find yourself in an ambience of fragrance of scents. A half clad angelic form whisks by your side—ruddy cheeks, ruby lips, flamboyant attire, curly locks, poignant eyes and all curves exposed slyly. Her fantastic sight arouses the ogler in you. You have to glance at her, you may mean it stealthily. But it must register with her or else you’ve treaded on her corns. After all what for has she appraised herself before the mirror for an hour? Just to entice her Romeos…. Be courteous to her for she is ‘Eve’, the temptress of Adam.

The Adam in man is inherent. He has not turned his eyes from the temptress. In this machismo culture, women remains a commodity well adorned individually, well placed in the showcase of social showroom-a figure to be had- merely an thing to satisfy man’s passions. She is meant to be kept confined to heart and home. She is ordained to remain in his ambit. Her tragedy is that she has accepted her role nay she is coquettish about it. Cosmetics are her life buoys. Tempting and enticing man is her perpetual interest at the same time lambasting man for his masculine culture is her pet hobby-what a paradox.

There is a notion that the status of women has undergone an overhauling in the past few decades. Names of various eminent women are cited to justify this notion. But does this advocate the fact that women enjoy a respectable position in this machismo world? All this is a mere hoax. The words of William Shakespeare “Frailty thy name is women” have left a permanent etching on my thought process. Such contemptuous remarks were again echoed by Khushwant Singh who referred women as a ‘perpetual parasite’ on male from the cradle to the grave—on a father before tying a nuptial knot, on a husband as a better half and on son as the ‘evening’ of her life.

How can one doubt on the strength of a woman, knowing that, even as a neonate she did endure the shock given by her own ‘not- so happy’ parents at the time of her birth. During her teenage she valiantly confronted the persistent gazes of one and all. Then during the later half of her life, she simultaneously did justice to her triple faceted countenance that of a mother, a daughter and a better half to a novice in handling the relationships.

How can an individual who has such a multi faceted dimension to her life be possibly so worthless a creature??
I leave the answer to you readers to decide whether God’s most sublime creation, woman, is just meant to be despised at.
Has she just been created to be kept confined to heart and home………..

12 comments:

sp.ajay said...

awesomely written priyanka; my blog has surely increased in stature after this post, thank u very much...

in my point of view, women is the form of God present on earth; respect her in every form!

prashslash said...

I enjoyed this post thoroughly and I feel this post seriously deserves a lot of recognition. A lot ! Women are clearly the better half of God's creation, and it would be very difficult to argue when you come up with a post like this. :)

Excellently penned down priyanka. You must seriously consider sending this to a newspaper. serious.

Chandroma said...

Whoa...gr8 buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep blogging....

Anonymous Someone said...

'Oh Lord,thou loveth thy creation lovely'

Who are we to despise his creations? It was a woman who bore my burden in her womb for 9 long months.

No we don't despise you, but ego is contagious.

Suvi said...

i personally believe in the institution of 'love at first sight' cuz te first time i saw my mom i fell in love wid her!.. she is te only person on this earth i care for te most nd guess wad she is a woman!.. she nurtured me wid all her strength nd made me capable enough to haf tat ego of being superior to another woman.. wad an irony??..
about te blog; awesomely written sister.. keep it coming!!.. :)

Prashant said...

Clap!! Clap!
I think you can see me standing while doing this....brilliantly written. As one reads through questions crop in mind and then one comes across the answers to the waivering thoughts in the last few paragraphs. Your writing style is growing with time and practise. Hope to see your love for literature bloom in the coming editions of SRIJAN. All The Best.

from my heart said...

Very well documented..from my personal experience,All the women in my immediate family starting with my mother have always been a source of great inspiration to me.Leaves me baffled as to why they have allowed men to rule the world and make such a mess of it!

Emma & Sarah said...

I am wondering... have you ever met a woman? I didn't realize we could inspire so many big words ;)

Priyanka said...

@ ajay sir....
i am really obliged by your commendations.As it is said ..
"a talent is formed in stillness, a character in world's torrent",similarly by giving me a chance to let me present my perspective you've tried to bring out d hidden potential in me.
thanks a lot :)

Priyanka said...

@prashshlash:thank u sir for commenting
@chandroma:thanks chandroma for passing by and commenting
@anonymous someone: ego always plays a major role in our decisions, and therefore the world is going slower than it must......
@emma:well its a girl's perspective abt woman coz this post has itself been written by a girl..

Priyanka said...

@prashant:thank u sir..you've been my inspiration all d way long.
@suvi:thanks sir for your compliment.

Nicolas said...

I think even the question or asking if they are meant to be despised at is derogatory. That one even has to write such a line is sad.
Nice writing...