This thought has often crossed my mind, but a good debate with my loved one yesterday triggered this post.
I remember seeing this one episode of Farah Khan's show "Tere mere beech mein" where the guests were Bipasha Basu and Shilpa Shetty. After a wonderful conversation, the topic swayed to how the girls were supporting their family. Each lady's parents were gleaming with joy, proudly announcing how their babes were like the "boys of the family". "Yeh toh mere beti nahee, beta hai, they cooed, much to the joy of the girls. They were so proud to receive that compliment, and I was perplexed.
Perplexed because I wondered, if a guy's parents had ever said, "yeh toh mere ghar ke beti jaise hai", would I have accepted it as a compliment? May be no! Never!
For a man to be "like a girl" is like one of the biggest insults. So why this fascination among women to be "like men" or even "better than them?" Are women not wonderful blessed beings as themselves that they need to tread their existence in the pursuit of being a better being? Why can't the ladies accept the fact that as humans, they are powerhouses in themselves? Men are men, and women, women. They can never be equal. They were never meant to be ya, else why would Lord create the distinction?
In the mad rush to prove themselves, I have seen many women lose out on the true charm they were born with. They have turned so manly in their approach. Sigh, I wish women recognised their own selves better (and of course, sooner please).