Every year the fourth Sunday of the month of September is celebrated as The Daughters’ day to remove the stigma of having a girl child, to create awareness about their importance in a society and to draw attention to the discrimination they face on a daily basis in life.
To mark the day many slogans and quotes are exchanged-
“A daughter is the most precious gift of life who lets our heart dance with joy.”…… Cute
“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”….. Sentimental
“We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.”….. Encouraging
Then there are some outrageous ones,
“A daughter is not a tension; she is equal to ten sons.”
“A son is a son till he gets a wife, a daughter is daughter all her life.”
Friends, we do appreciate the fact that girls are affectionate, loving and caring by nature, they should never be considered as tension or a burden.
What totally piques me is the comparison with sons that too in a manner where boys are pulled down to appreciate the worth of girls.
Why do we need to pitch one sex against the other???
Nature strives to keep the male female ratio at 50:50, it’s we with our biased mindset who have skewed the ratio and now we are trying to tilt the scales by coining such derogatory slogans against our own male progeny!
The whole point is to make the society aware of a daughter’s inherent good qualities, to din it into the psyche that they are an asset, they are capable of achieving whatever they desire. It is up to us – the parents and the society to give them all the opportunities so that they turn out to be self-reliant, confident human beings.
We are four sisters, our father made it a point to educate us all, he dinned it into our head that we must become professionals and be independent. In eighties we all got married into good families, our father refused to shell out any dowry which was the norm in those days in our community. Friends, I can say from my own life experience, all four of us have enjoyed great professional and domestic life, we have our own standing, our own identity and we stood shoulder to shoulder with our spouses.
Nature does not discriminate,
it has designated specific roles for men and women,
it gives equal chance to a boy or a girl to take birth,
then who are we to create a biased society???