Here I will not be talking about any Olympic Winners, Weight Lifters or some Stunt Ladies, I will be talking about YOU and ME.
There is a lot of debate on Women in general, how strong they are or what rights they deserve or they should be treated equal. These discussions and arguments will never end. A common woman who can be a housemaid, a home maker, a mother, a daughter-in-law, a mother-in-law, a working woman or a daughter, all have one thing in common- they don’t believe they are strong enough, be it physically or emotionally.
It is a fact that women are emotionally very strong. I don’t want to compare to men in any sort as this is not an article on men vs. women. I am writing this to make everyone realize that there has been this wrong “fact” hovering around since centuries that women are physically weak. After reading this article I want you all to feel proud of yourself and never ever think that you are weak in any way. It is just a psychological issue and this has been fed in our minds that we are the physically weaker sex.
A girl first starts with her periods before even entering her teen sometimes. A girl who never knew what pain was now has the worst cramps every month of the year for 3-4 days at a stretch. Cramps that don’t let her sit or walk or even sleep. The back and thigh pain that make her feel weakness all over her body. This is a truth that she lives with most of her life after that. She can’t take leaves for five days every month from school/college/office so works even in pain. Oh! don’t forget the smiling face that won’t let anyone know she is on her periods, thanks to the “taboo”. I guess still the body of a woman is considered weak. Ah! It’s the uterus playing all the game, nobody cares about that organ. So women don’t think it counts as being strong to bear that pain.
A woman conceives and she feels all sort of weird things happening in her body at the same time. She still goes to work. Headaches, nausea are just an introduction to what all happens, still the work and home has to be taken care of. Every month a new symptom to remind that you are pregnant. The whole body goes through a transition, as months pass the weight of the baby inside increases and the woman is carrying that 6-8 pounds baby inside her plus the extra weight that her body has gained to sustain the new life. If you don’t think that her body is strong then you don’t realize what “strong” means.
Then comes the last stage of pregnancy “The Labor”. Pushing out a whole new human being out of the vagina, you think that’s a joke. Even if C-section is done, it has its own problems along with it. Body of a woman manufactures a human and then pushes it out leaving the woman exhausted as hell, her vagina torn apart. That’s what a strong body can do people. Stop sympathizing with women. Girls and ladies please stop considering yourself and others of your own sex as fragile. Women you have the strength to give life to a new being.
Oh here comes the next stage of proving our power- Breastfeeding Pain. Oh it seems so perfect a mother feeding a little child. A beautiful sight to look at but a painful one for the mother. Of course she loves doing it as it makes her bond with her child. But a new born child feeds after every half an hour or one hour and the feeding may continue for one hour straight(depends upon the mood of the little one). And that, believe me, is painful. Some women even bleed after feeding, some have sore nipples, some even get cuts as a teething baby bites while feeding. The heavy breasts full of milk are painful as hell and a mother would never want to not feed the child at any given point of time. There is no end to different situations of every feeding mother. And there she is still feeding that hungry child as this is what her breasts are made for- no option but to do it. And a smiling feeding mother is sure a strong one doing her duty well along with showering her love to her baby.
The child grows up a little and the mother carries the child for hours if you total up how much time she is picking him/her up. A mother carries her child till he/she turns around 15kgs or even more. She even moves furniture while cleaning the house. She works the whole day and sleeps the last after finishing all the work for everyone in the house. She falls sick but still keeps working. I think now we need to look at women around us and see for examples in them as to how powerful they are.
I want us to drive away this false notion that females are delicate and feeble physically. They are beautiful and tough creations of Nature. We need us and our next generation to believe in the power of a human being and not solely man or woman. A very beautiful quote says ” If one sex was stronger than the other, only one would have survived” . It sums up everything about males and females being equally strong.
Please stop making girls believe that they are not equal to boys. Don’t feed such seeds that actually make her weak. There is nothing as a weak woman and a strong woman, its who you raise and how you raise as a person. We should cease to raise physically weak girls. Every girl has the power to give a punch in the face, you just need to make her believe that. We are all PowerPuff girls!! Cheers to us!!