This is the comment I had posted on the following –
Became a rather long one and once again – deserved to be posted 🙂
I see that the comments have already taken a different turn by the time I reach here. Anyway, blogger is in a much better state now – so I will get back to the original topic.
I do not claim to represent the “fairer sex” and will speak for myself. You are right – girls, in general, do not have the same kind of pressure as boys have for the career. But given what the world is – I find it more frustrating than fortunate. Because, amongst all the positive things it can mean, it also means that if one person has to make a compromise on career, it has to be the female.
If we could have a society where anyone is free to sit at home; nothing could be better. But since that is not the case, I do not see it as fortunate to have the choice. It means that my struggles would never be acknowledged, even if I struggle harder than men, because the society has given me an option of backing out. It means that my struggle, no matter how capable I may be to stand up to it, is not a necessity for the society and hence I can do nothing to get better than a secondary status in the mainstream of the society (historically consisting of men).
And yeah, somebody asked about “willingness to take househusbands”. Personally, yes! So long as the man is sure that his ego would not be hurt.
Whom are you counting on to change the things? Women or society? Women have so many things to change for themselves, that they have to look upto you, because you are in majority (of the population that counts) and because you form the mainstream. And what is society? Men and Women. May be a mutual effort will do something.
If the intention is not of changing, well feminists have been whining for quite sometime now. Others have equal rights!
Further no one can change your opinion, if you do not want to change yours – believe me. So you are safe on that front 🙂