It *had* to come after Mars-Venus Saga(?), isn’t it? 🙂
Focus this time is “Feminism: Are we worse off?” at
The idea presented is perfect. The whole idea is that one should have choice.
But what is problematic with the above view is its restriction to the women. Choice should be there for everyone – not just women. And not just in notional sense, but in real one, where no taboos are associated in choosing what is unconventional by current standards either by men or by women.
One argument that comes up is that women today have the choice for getting “freedom” in the real sense. Why not use it?
There are two objections – first one is assuming that this choice is going to be established in an ideal fashion in the society. In that case if the choice lies only with women, it is an injustice against the men…
Even if, as a woman, I keep this philanthropic consideration aside (when men do not mind, why must you!!), there is another practical one. Imagine next time there is a problem in looking after household and somebody needs to stay back, who would it be? “I do not have a choice, you have one – you see. Why do you not exercise it?!” Ahem! Where is the choice really?
Yep! A choice only for women would be unsustainable… If we talk of choice, it must be for everyone.