Friday, December 10, 2010

Equality- The True Gauge Of A Humane And Just Society


How often do we read about articles lambasting the great inequality of the sexes? How women are treated as second class citizens in their own countries? How wives are abused physically, mentally and emotionally by their own husbands? How in some countries, women are looked upon as mere sex objects by the male populace? And how often do we see female libertarians stand up and cajole their female constituents to band together and fight such discrimination and abuse in their countries to no avail?

Why? Because females by nature are docile and timid. They would rather suffer in silence than go against the established norms of society, where females are perceived to be inferior to men. Tradition and culture play a significant role in this acquiescence of the female populace to the roles delineated to them by society that were mostly crafted by men. Women must learn to stand up and fight for their own rights. Gone are the days when men looked upon them as mere wives and mothers of their broods who must be the eternal slaves of the home and the marital room.

Women must first treat and respect themselves as co-equal with their men and stand on their own. Women must assert their inalienable rights by learning to say "NO". And they have to stand by it no matter what the consequences may be. Remember wives, the first step to emancipation from abusive husbands is to learn to say "NO" and standing by it no matter what happens.

I Am Woman - Helen Reddy (1972) Australia


Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Human Rights/Female Emancipation

Footnote: This article was inspired by a similar article written by Ms. Sameera of India. We are glad to note that such discriminations are less in developed countries but they still prevail in third world and developing countries, particularly in Asia and Africa.

8 comments:

A Walk Through Life said...

Indeed, it's time that we treat each other as equals. Thank you for this post brother mel- for thinking about "some" of us women who are victims of gender discrimination and other forms of injustice. This goes for the male species too because there are also women who let their men "wear the pants and yet they are controlling the zipper" (not exactly my words - I just read this somewhere).

Mel Cole said...

Very true. Women has to fight for their own rights too, but in right space and time. If something will lead to confusion and makes things go bad, woman should really say "NO". There are lots of feminists out there, favoring lots of stuff that they can do what men can do. Leaving men felt inferior.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
I laughed out loud at your comments. If I did not know you to be pious, I would think that your comment had malicious undertones to it, lol. Joke lang. Anyway, you are right because women are still being discriminated upon in some areas of our society especially in employment opportunities. And in the Muslim sectors of our society, they are not treated equally by their male counterparts. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

kimmy said...

we are, indeed, culturally preconditioned to view women as submissive and passive creatures who cook and wash the dishes that we are sometimes intimidated by assertive and outspoken women. as a liberated woman myself and an advocate of feminism, i try to break through this 'discrimination' not by asking to be heard but by EXPECTING to be heard and have my 'say' about something..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
Yes, I agree with your stand and fully support your stance on feminism. Truly, men must respect women with equal rights and freedom. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

noong araw himdi maririnig mga kababaehan pero ngayon dalawang bunganga na sumisigaw kaya ayun na presidenti si aroyo hahaha biro lng sir mel

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Hay naku Shy me pagka berde din yung comments mo pero kwela, hahaha, lol. Mukhang masaya ka ngayon kaibigan, lagi kang nakapagbibiro. Sana maging positibo palagi ang pananaw mo sa buhay. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mel Cole,
God never intended that men and women should compete for supremacy but to complement each other in perfect harmony. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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