What Exactly a Girl Child Wants?
Starting from opening her eyes in her mother’s womb to closing them in the grave, a girl goes through many emotions, relations and expectations. The life is demanding in many aspects. As a daughter, she is brought up in such a way that she has to succumb to her needs in front of her male sibling (s). The latter (you believe it or not) is pampered, knowing he is the “chirag” of the “khandaan!”
No matter how advanced we applaud ourselves to be or how much education we hoard in our minds, somewhere deep inside our hearts, we know that lacs and lacs of money would be spent on her marriage, hence; we could not help but to take side of our dear boy in every decision! Irony is that we ourselves sometimes fail to recognize our partial deeds towards boy child! Poor girl, she has NO option but to get used to this behavior again and again!
She has grown up now, going to college, understanding life and making mates! Then why is the freedom to have late night-outs prearranged for her brother and not her? Why is she speculated when she fails to pick up her cell (assuming that she must be with her boyfriend) but her brother is spared from every deed, be it not reverting back the calls or even having his cell switched off?
That phase is also passed by yielding to parent’s and society’s demands. It’s the day of her marriage. Be it a love or an arranged marriage, she is always expected to walk in accordance with her family’s traditions, fulfilling every ritual which is demanded from her, be it at the cost of her health or wish!
She has two kids now. True, that every woman cannot afford a servant at home. In this case, she is expected to take care of them, work for them, and know their needs, while husband is all busy attending meets, coming back late from office and still wanting his dinner on the dining table exact on time. He is not expected to give an excuse for coming late but wife, if comes late once in a while, her mother-in-law is all set to fire on her, while husband standing at side, speculating at every behavior of hers!
And it’s not about educated or non-educated, rich or poor family, but it’s about being orthodox! We have to believe that conventionalist notions still exist in major parts and would continue to govern us till eternity!!!