I don’t think there should be any specific day to celebrate the Womanhood. Yes, for me ‘being a woman’ is the blessing from God and I celebrate my womanhood every day as a daughter, as a mother, a homemaker, and also as a teacher. But, the situation was not always the same.
At my childhood, I was ignored too much by my parents as I was their daughter, not the son. And I had no right to choose my own career too. I had to marry when I didn’t want to. After marriage, my so-called husband started to treat me as a ‘woman’ and not as a human being. After 11 years of struggle to be a good wife, I gave up and started my struggle as a single mother with two sons. And then, I became the woman in its true sense.
Now, I am proud of being a woman. To me, a woman is another name of power, courage, beauty, simplicity, and the strength of mind. After a long 15 years of continuous struggle, now I can say, “I’m a self-made woman” who can do her households as a homemaker, rear her children as a mother, help them to make their career as a father. And yes a woman only can be such a multitasker. Society, do you hear me? Can you tell me where I, a woman is lower than a man? So, why can’t you take a girl and a boy in the same manner? Where are they unequal?
And, it’s not the story of me. It’s the story of all women in the world. In every nook and corner of the world, there’s a woman struggling her life with courage and power. I salute all of them on the eve of Women’s Day.