I come across a couple of posts everyday on different social sites glorifying women and the hard work and sacrifices they put in towards maintaining the balance in society. Reading such posts, it almost sounds like 99% of tasks in this world are done by women and men simply have nothing left to do (except earn money and lend their sperm).
I am not sure how the men out there feel about such posts but I, being a woman, strongly object. Yes! I agree that women do a fair amount of work and Yes, our To Do lists are probably longer and more multi-dimensional than our male counterparts, but can we ever fool ourselves into thinking that men do not have the same amount or perhaps more tasks to do. All the men that I know in my family and friends (even nephews included) are equally hard working, and responsible as the women I know. Am I the only women who is blessed to be amongst such company? Obviously that cannot be the case.
I am sure there are some men who are lazy, self centered and don’t contribute a dime. But then, there are many women who are also like that. That doesn’t give us the right to brand either one of them one way or the other. I sometimes think that posts glorifying women are written by women who think we are the weaker sex and need help, protection and support to stand on our feet. On top of that we are constantly exploited, deprived and do not have any rights.
I hate such depiction of my specie and wish that women could see that we are not weaker or stronger than our male counterparts. We might be very different from our companions from Mars, but if we look at the complete package of a Man vs a Woman, we have to admit we are all equal. We compliment each other in almost every way and that is what the balance of life is all about.
Just because Men are not as vocal about challenges and stress, it doesn’t mean that they have less of it. Please let us not be an additional factor adding to their stress by constantly complaining and trying to put ourselves on a pedestal. If Women deserve respect, so do Men.
Please comment if anyone disagrees!