She was lying on the hospital bed when her ears echoed with the voice of CONGRATULATIONS, you are blessed with a baby girl. She was so happy and cheerful that her inner silence was shouting with joy. This was the third time, which she wished for baby girl after two boys. Whereas her husband was wishing for a boy once more. Thus the time which she spent from expecting till the cry of child was just dreadful, which she passed by, just turned out to be a bed of thorns but somehow she survived and is confused how to celebrate it now.
On side, when she enters her house having girl in her arms, her eyes, reflecting love which she will pay later in future with desire of……but, there is silence everywhere and she still remembers the drum beats, those celebrations, distribution of sweets and fireworks which was done when she gave birth to the boys. She rewinds the day when her whole in-laws were busy in suggesting names for boys but that is missing this time.
Why is this hypocrisy? Why? Because girls are burden? They have to rely on parents. They need parenting, they need your care ,love and protection. Parents have to spend for their education, for their marriage or because they are not their future heirs?? They need something extra which boys don’t.Am I right? Don’t boys need parenting, protection? Don’t they need them all? Then why do you think that only girls are burden? Why do only girls burden their parents. Boys can get job in future and can support them whereas girls can not do so that’s why they are burden!
Well, No one asked about her health but yes some of her relatives wished her with little piece of advice, “Start saving for your daughter now!” Why do we relate girls only to dowry. Boys and girls no matter need equal parenting, same education with equal protection too, but you weigh our daughters by begging dowry. Yes ‘begging dowry’. If we provide same type of education to both if they can support equally then why is this discrimination. We can rely on son’s income but not on daughter’s Why?? Because relying on daughter’s income is not accepted by this hypocrite society.
This paradox society won’t let anyone to survive. Remember this, that every successful nations in the world have women working shoulder to shoulder with men. You can take examples from anywhere. I am not referring to any particular nation. So please stop underestimating the value of daughters.
If a father brings up a lil”respect’ or ‘honor’ in girls supporting someone. Oh! so where your so called honor dies when you ask for dowry, where your ego goes when you reject a girl because her parents can not afford her pompous dowry, where your respect flies when you go through an endless list of dowry given by her parents. How can you think that such materialistic stuffs can bring comfort in her life. A girl having room ‘full of dowry’ is thought to be a ‘naseeb wali’, What is this all?? we don’t suppose a girl supporting her parents, then how can you imagine a girl bringing dowry by wringing out her parents, for your comfort. Where is your honor, yes you honor less man?? Just have some fear of God, Daughters are ‘rehmat’ don’t try to make them ‘zehmat’ for anyone because you will have to face this ‘rehmat’ very soon in future.
cute baby to a successful young lady then why can not she support him in return. If he becomes the reason of all her wins in her life then why she can not? Really? If there is something regarding
We all have to unset such norms from this society and I am not focusing on changing others just transform yourself because change always starts from yourself. Its time to end this trend now, time to remove discrimination, change the trend. Just raise voice and unlearn this social tradition.