In my opinion, in this country we have seen the Indian women getting empowered compared to the rest of history. Nowadays some circumstances favour women too. Women are establishing their career, starting settling but all this is not in absolute terms. Every step of us towards empowerment comes with its own vices.
It is true that, ‘ women empowerment has a direct impact on economic growth and simultaneous national development ‘. Is this accepted by everyone? If they accept too, would they support it?
There are still unwritten rules that women of today were expected not to overstep in any circumstances which are guided by soft patriarchy. She may work but her work uniform is dictated to her. She may debate with men and challenge the opposite gender roles but she has to preserve her femininity and take due care of her appearance. She can continue with her job after marriage but not on a compromise of her maternal duties. This vices of female empowerment goes far in depicting how deeply invaded a woman has been by the patriarchal mindset. Power is not exercised in just one way, but from the history to till the date the decision making skills and leadership qualities are mainly defined by the men.
We must make empowerment a reality. Truly working so that women can become the protagonist of their own emancipation. All societies need to encourage this process as part of our efforts to leave behind the old customs and confinement to roles established for women by patriarchy. It is necessary that ‘ realising women empowerment is not just the progress of women but it is progress of humanity ‘ may reduce the vices.