WOMEN’S DAY 2016
WHY IT SUCKS TO BE A WOMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY
- We have voting rights. I mean, who wants that?
- We have the choice to divorce men, so we can speak up against abuse or adultery. Such increase in court cases. My,my!
- We have the rights over the custody of our children after divorce. Who wants the little cuties anyway?
- We can stand in elections. Even though moms already rule the roost!
- We have the right to work in the ‘Public Sphere’, something which wasn’t available to us in many countries till the late 20th century. Everyone knows girls are just eye candies. Like, duh.
- We can enter into contracts and hold property in our names. Earlier, any rights we had on property were only through our male relatives or Trusts. Because, obviously, we can’t understand legal language.
- We have the right to education and have women-focused education schemes, especially in India. Such a waste of govt. resources!
- We are scientifically proven to be better at learning, and expanding our minds, in studies conducted by University of Chicago.
- We have a better rate of growth in IQ, as we evolve.
- We are definitely cleaner, with more sanitary workspaces, according to a study by the San Diego State University.
- We actually talk about our problems with our friends! Boys, can you imagine? Talking? Wow.
- We graduate college more often and take lesser time than our male counterparts. Colleges obviously lose out on fees! Nerd alert!
- We have a longer lifespan and better immunities. You’ll just have to listen to us for longer.
- We deal with labour. Voluntarily. I mean, are we heroic or what? Also, menstruation. Every. Single. Month.
- We can be open about the things we like and don’t think it’s ‘uncool’ to be expressive. No wonder people think we talk more.
- LADIES NIGHTS!! Can’t even joke about it. Honestly. Also, free entry and drinks. As it is, money shortage is widespread.
- We have our own compartment in metros! Such sexism! Where are the meninists?
- We have infinite fashion choices. It takes time to be aesthetic. Bear with it.
- Girls’ quotas. Need I say more?
- We can wear men’s clothes and rock it. Remember Angelina Jolie and her tux? Dayum.
However, on a more serious note, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message for International Women’s Day 2016, says, “We have shattered so many glass ceilings we created a carpet of shards. Now we are sweeping away the assumptions and bias of the past so women can advance across new frontiers.” Let’s all take this day to think about the miles we have crossed and the miles still left, and make it our personal goals to achieve 100% equality sooner rather than later.
I hope you get the sarcasm , because that’s what we women have excelled in since time immemorial.