From The Quill of Femme Sole 15.4.16 Indian women now and then P1

In the ancient ages it was the norm, quite naturally, then quite not amusingly it never changed, this mindset. No matter what women did, their main contribution to society was to give birth to male children, with time giving birth to female children became a vice. Giving birth to none became a sin. Barren women (!) were treated as bad omen during holy, joyous occasions, they were kept away from such ceremonies like widows.

The tragic thing is centuries later, even today barren women are treated as bad omen by many families, and the liability of being barren is brazenly stamped upon their forehead, till date! Even though everyone knows (almost) that the husband can be impotent too. As for giving birth to male child, it is damn priority in most families!



2 thoughts on “From The Quill of Femme Sole 15.4.16 Indian women now and then P1

    • exactly, we did not allowed our widow mother to eat vegetarian, she stuck to white sari though (then she mostly wore white with red border when dad was around), when my brothers married she was the one who did the arati or puja (we call it baran) when the newlywed bride enters threshold. If I had married and she had been around I would have asked her to give me away …. sadly not many (including my own sister) liked that we did not allowed her to torment herself because dad was gone.

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