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There was a time when issues concerning women were near similar for all classes of women across the social spectrum. It was only later that class demarcations began tearing the social fabric asunder and the concerns began diverging too, so much so that the classes could have been populating different planets.
The issues confronting women were and still are infinitely more serious and life-changing than making choices about the size one wants to be, go pubbing or have sex outside marriage.
I often think of how we circumscribe our own lives and define our roles – the different hats we juggle expertly as women. As an expression, donning different hats is a great one, but when I think about roles we take up in life, I feel ‘wearing different shoes’ is actually a better analogy.
Old stereotypes as far as men are concerned still exist to a large extent and have not completely given way to the new, caring men. But they know in their hearts that the change in the society is irreversible and the more gracefully they accept it, and the sooner they accept it, the better it would be for both sexes.
The other day I read a feature about role reversal in marriages — how the highly qualified woman takes on the mantle of the sole breadwinner and the man dons the apron and minds the house and kids. It went on to quote statistics about how this trend is heralding happy marriages and how the […]