Dependent women are not empowered women. If women think just that being highly educated and employed they are empowered, it is a myth. Women have to awake from deep slumber and understand the true meaning of empowerment.
EVERYONE MUST understand that empowering women doesn’t mean empowering them in technical area only. Women should remember that they are also rational, intelligent and thinking human beings. Dependent women are not empowered women. If women think just that being highly educated and employed they are empowered, it is a myth.
When they manage to survive, they are made to live without dignity due to various types of crimes against them. It only proves the point that the societies’ mind set is still against girl child. Even the educated and economically well off sections are not free from this ‘son preference attitude’. It is because Indian society’s cultural mooring is very strong. Thousands of married women suffer in silence, because domestic violence is rampant. The abuse takes physical, mental, emotional and economic forms. For the sake of the society, women sacrifice a lot and bear a lot of mental, physical and emotional stress. Even if a woman lives in an abusive domestic environment, she will hesitate to come out of marriage in spite of her economic independence.
This situation is due to strong addiction to culture and tradition. Such patience is exercised not only for the sake of society and children, but also due to lack of confidence to live as a single woman and face the challenges of life. Women have to awake from deep slumber and understand the true meaning of empowerment.