“We have been …unable to raise our heads from the slavery mainly for one reason:whenever a sister tried to stand up straight ,immediately the weighty weapon of religion or the sayings of the shastras have fallen to break her head open..These religious texts are taken as god’s commandments and used by men to keep us in eternal darkness”
-Begum Rokeya Sultana
Why is it so that when religion was contrive to unenslave humanity,it did vandalize the emancipation of women(a female human)?All the turpitude against women have religious licentiousness.Men have deceived women in the name of religion.They advisedly repudiate women access to education and sacred texts reading.
The epic Mahabharata states “Na Stri Swatantrata Marhati”,meaning “A woman has no right to freedom” …Similar belief annunciated in Manusmriti ,
Chapter 9:”Men must make their women dependent day and night ,and keep under their own control those who are attached to sensory objects(2),Her father guards her in childhood, her husband guards her in youth,and her sons guard her in old age.A women is not fit for freedom(3)”
Why is it so that when all human beings are equal women are denied access to their share of rights,why is it so that a women must walk behind her man?
Female foeticide is hideous and also considered a social evil.We all are au courant that it stems from traditional son preference.Did the traditional and religious literature made us rivet with a male child.?
Manusmriti chapter 9:(8)A husband enters the wife ,becomes an embryo,and is born here on earth.That is why a wife is called a (jaya),because he is born (jayate) again in her,(9)The wife brings forth a son who is just like the man she makes love with,that is why he should guard his wife zealously ,in order to keep his progeny clean.
A husband may remarry if his first wife does not bear him a son(Vasistha Dharmsutra 28/2-3).
The Aitereya Brahmana gives unreserved praise to a women who pleases her husband ,never contradicts him,and bears him a son(3/24/27).
For how long are we going to barter our identity and human rights just to secure a place in the misogynistic world created to fetter us for eternity.
“Since ages i believed in religion,
Without assimilating what it subsumed,
The misogynist misconstrue my incognizance as my reconciliation,
Since then my emancipation is my incessant venery”
The cry of womanhood (by-Neha Raghuvanshi)