Monday, September 25, 2006

discrimination against women-why?

This is my first encounter with the whole "blogging business" so forgive me if my blog fails to impress you.This is my first time writing for a blog and i'm pretty much clueless on what to write.I'll just talk about something that happened today.Today on my way home in the bus, a perfectly normal goofy conversation with my friends turned out to become a very serious discussion.

In todays world you see the most powerful women a very good example is Oprah or even someone like Hilary Clinton. These are women who have say in todays world and people especially women look up to them. But have we thought about the women, young and old who are illiterate and have no say in anything including their own lives? Child marriage is BANNED yet in the 21st century, the government is still unable to teach the people about the bad consequences of early marriages. Such weddings are common in Rajasthan. The child marriages are deeply rooted in the populous northern states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.

The most important thing is that the law alone cannot control the social practice of child marriage. Women education and empowerment are the two best way to cure this practice. At every chance we get we should try and help these women, girls as young as 5months get "married" in the name of child marriage for money. A case study shows that the price paid for these girls is only between 500-4000Rs. Then they are sent to their so called "in-laws" house at the ages of 11-14 sometimes even when they are 9 or 10 years old. Dont they deserve to go to school and educate themselves like the rest of us?
Such cruel traditions still prevail in the India society. It is upto us "the educated" people to help make a difference.

6 comments:

shalu77 said...

heyy..!! amazing blog! i luv the topic u wrote about - discrimination against women - why? - ! its 1 topic ppl need to hear about. they need to realize that evils such as child marriage still prevail in rural india.. rockin' page:D

Rayna said...

thnx shalu!!

anish said...

Nice way to start your blog, thought provoking - yes indeed. But consider your blog be a newspaper, at least when it comes to typing. Your post was good, but it had a lot of typing errors in it. I would advise to re-read your posts before publishing them in order to remove the small errors. There is nothing like a clean, error-free post - its affect on you is more! It hits you - get that into your blogging!

Otherwise a veryy good start! Remember don't let this fire die out - keep blogging regularly.

And now for my cliched line, "Welcome to the blogosphere!" :P

Enjoy!

Rayna said...

thnx again...for ur opinion and srry if the "errors" bothered u. i was in a hurry u see..lol.

Menaka said...

Hi Rayna! Great blog, great issue, great wrting everything is just great!!I totally agree with you and keep writing such thought-provoking stuff...

Deepali said...

Well child marriage is just one aspect of how badly women are treated.
I always tell my mom - gender discrimination starts in our homes and our mothers are the ones who actually keep propelling this forward. She always looks at me funny when I make comments like that.
Sure lots of women cant help it cause they do not control their lives and cannot treat their 'girl child' at par with their 'boy child' but even educated women unfortunately have the same attitude - I always hear lines like - 'You will have to compromise always, your husbands won't'. In my opinion our mothers have to stop treating us the way they do....