Respect Women

By Dr. Archana Bharat on 03-08-2017

Women have held a high place in our society since ancient times. According to a famous Sanskrit saying Gods reside in places where women are worshipped.
However, during the medieval period there was a phase when women were suppressed and ill-treated and had to stay behind a veil. Gradually they started condemning these atrocities and with education came awareness. Now they can compete with men on equal grounds in all the fields of life. Today’s women are well-equipped to face any ordeal but still in many places they are looked down upon by their male counterparts. Some ruthless people kill a girl at birth while the birth of a boy is celebrated with great zeal.
A woman who makes so many sacrifices as a mother, sister, wife and daughter is often exploited and insulted. It is an irony of fate that a woman who gives birth to man is ill treated by him. Everyday there are instances of horrifying rapes. The culprits should be punished severely and women should feel safe.
We should always respect women. Husbands should make their wives feel secure by taking good care of them. Many men criticize their wives publicly and make fun of her for being overweight or not being a good cook. They stare at women with tight clothes and try to flirt with them. Such uncivilized behaviour should be checked. You should always consult your wife before taking any decision.
Keep your cool at all times and do not vent your anger just because you are bigger and louder than her. Never abuse or hurt her physically even jokingly. Make her feel loved and needed by talking to her often.
Teach your son to respect women as equals and make sure that your son contributes equally in the household chores as your daughter. Be a good role model for your child as a father. Respect your wife and respect her opinions. Do not use your wife as a personal slave. Ask for her help, but offer plenty of help in return. If you want your woman to change her attitude about you, then treat her with love and respect and see and feel the drastic change in her.

About The Author

Dr. Archana Bharat

Archana Bharat MA, MPhil, PhD (University Gold Medalist) is an avid reader and writer, who is greatly influenced by the philosophy of Sant Kabir. Together with her husband Shri Bharat Bhushan she is contributing greatly to Noida unit of Kabir Peace Mission.