07/06/2009

Women got liberated in America but.....

American women are rich, healthy, highly educated. Compared to thirty years back their conditions have improved a lot. Revolutions have come into their lives. They are free to work out of the four walls of their house. They are not economically dependent on men rather they are earning as much as the men. They can free themselves from such marital life which has problems and in which they have to face the atrocities of men. They can take legal action against sexual abuse in offices and factories. They are their own masters. They are free to decide whether to have or not to have children. In many fields such as, percentage of graduates, priorities about life, job security men feel themselves to be in number two spot. Women liberation and women rights activists have made a lot available to women. But in spite of all these not only in America but also in Europe and in all such places where women have rebelled against their nature and have tried to stand up shoulder to shoulder with men, they have lost that serenity, contentment and the real happiness. In the decade of 1960, Betsy Friendon tried to determine the "victims unknown reason" among her fellow wives and daughters. The survey showed that the females who considered themselves to be happy to be more than the men. But now this sexual difference has taken up a completely new face. The number of men who consider themselves happy has increased whereas the number of such women has decreased. Compared to the time before the movement of the women liberation, men were found to be happier after this movement.

Expert economist Betsy Rusty Winson and Justice Wolfrez, have prepared another report on "The unexpected downfall in the happiness of women" about which the New York Times has written "This report is bewitching not only because of what it has revealed rather it is so because experts have tried to conceal an evidently simple matter in the light of facts and figures. For instance due to decrease in the number of members of both parents' families definitely the lives of the women who are bringing up their children causes sadness and depression instead of satisfaction. But this explanation only was not enough because irrespective of class and race the trend of dissatisfaction and uneasiness is increasing. There are more chances that a working Hispanic women shows more of these signs than her white counterpart, whereas the difference between the happiness of men and women is same in East Hampton and East Los Angeles.

Moreover it is possible that owing to the increase in workload on women their happiness meter is going down. In the famous 'second shift' women perform a big part of the daily chores. In spite of the fact that they are taking up more and more responsibilities in offices and factories and this is certainly possible but just like Wolfrez and Rustywinson have pointed out that in the recent survey the work load on both men and women is the same. They have written that maybe this matter is political, maybe the women are based on equality, they want a low risk society and Regan's era of capitalism might have cast disturbing effects on the American women. Not only in America but also in the European Union where there is a lot of propaganda about equality since the last three decades there has been a decrease in the happiness of women. This state of uncertainty invites a vast study. Those who have prepared the survey have written that the extremists who raise slogans for the women liberation and the people who hold a conservative view in this regard, might not follow a middle path. Supporters of women liberalisation can also feel the signs of a revolution in which excessive expectations are colliding with a fragile wall. Feeling of insult is increasing based on this justice. The conservatives can also feel the proof of revolution in which pressure is mounting on the women owing to the way of life that they should follow their biological instinct whereas men are living a life free of responsibilities.
07/06/09 Editorial by Parwaaz Rahmani, sehrozaDAWAT, translated by: Asma Anjum Siddiqui

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