Hidden inside the veil unbroken,
Lies my soul still unspoken,
Countless words still unsaid,
Many thoughts still not expressed,
I am an incomplete story, an unfinished song,
I am an actor without a role,
While walking on the road of life,
I wait for my soul to be discovered,
Until than this dejected soul lies in eternal torment.
The above poem moved me. Yes, it did as it was a cry of a lonely, shattered and depressed woman. I was wondering we discuss politics, wars, racism, terrorism but have we ever given a little thought to “the importance of woman” .I guess no.
Woman was created as a companion for man. The first woman Eve was made from Adam’s ribs not from his head to rule him or from his feet to serve him but from his side to walk with him as his equal, but what do we see today? We see woman as a second-class citizen. We often see them hopeless, destitute, wronged only because this world has stopped giving importance to the woman.
Now let us the importance of woman in our society. She has been the torchbearer for centuries. She is responsible for the miracle of birth. In most cases she is also a provider of the family and the epitome and embodiment of morality. Woman is also responsible for the image of the society. It is the woman who is considered the guardian of the respect and honor of a family .Moreover God has already emancipated woman for no responsibility can be greater than that of continuing the cycle of life of birth. She is a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife. These are multiple role that woman elegantly fits, but she is, in our so-called modern world, still living in chains!!!
Woman is also serving the country by being teachers, professors, lecturers, by being guideline for students who soon turn out be like Quaid-e-Azam, Dr Abdul Qadir Khan, Einstein, and Graham Bell. Moreover women are leaders we encountered tend to be highly verbal, speak with ease and more importantly, listen with ease and I think that they are quite capable to do this job like Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, Hilary Clinton and of course Benazir Bhutto who was the first woman prime minister. She is working day and night only to make peace in the country, she is fighting for justice, she is sacrificing her life only for the sake of mankind yet she has no importance
Don’t you think that she is also helping to strengthen the world’s economy? Don’t you that she is also helping to build a nation. The half of population consists of women. She is a doctor, an engineer, a business woman, ab architect, an author. Woman is also in media. She is everywhere and as Barack Hussain Obama says:
“She was the cornerstone of our family and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chance”
I am a pessimist. I have a glass that is half empty. Why so? Because I have eyes that can see the injustice done with the women. I have ears that can hear the cries of the women being victimized. Women have been faced with misogyny since time immemorial. It is hard to believe that there is actually a term that defines a political ideology justifying and maintaining the subordination of women by men
There are crimes against women that can neither be understood or nor be justified. I ask you why a female infant is buried alive in Arabia? Why is a widow burnt with her dead husband in India? Why is a new bride beaten or tortured for dowry in Pakistan? Why is a sister, a mother or a wife killed in the name of honor in Bangladesh? And there is only silence. In a world full of men there comes no answer from any corner to tell this ferocious, greedy world that women are important without them no country could be made no nation could progress.
We should promise ourselves that we will never deny woman their rights , we will never discriminate her as she is so weak , so feeble to stand for her rights .
In the end I would say
Every tear that sheds from an eye,
Every drop of blood that has fallen to the ground,
Every scream of woman that goes unheard in the night,
Every sigh that escapes the lips of the woman,
Every soul that is destroyed,
Enough! I am a woman respect me enough!