#Gender (In)Equality – The female battle is yet to be won #BlogchatterA2Z #Astitva

The alphabet of the day is G

G stands for Gender Equality

A piece of fiction on Gender (In)Equality 

Wasn’t the clock moving fast today  ? It had struck 8.30am so early . Dragging her feet hurriedly into the shoes, one hand combing her hair and other picking purse and looking for car keys , Gunjan was  hustling   “Rohit …..I am going , got late for the meeting . Boss is going to erupt today also . That Australian client is very important for the company’s business , Where the hell the things are misplaced ?  Now where are are the Creta keys ?  ” Suddenly she got lucky enough to see the keys entangled in a sofa corner , she quickly picked and streaked to move out .

” Creta ? Why My Car today ? What happened to your Alto ? Rohit’s sudden reaction came

Gunjan was short of time , so she just left with the answer flying in the air

She managed to reach office just at the nick of time which saved her from Boss’s Lava .  Putting the phone on airplane mode , she opened her laptop and started . After the client was impressed with Gunjan’s presentations about the company’s achievements and upcoming ventures , he asked Boss for  two of the company’s officials to come to their head office abroad . Boss took no time and enlisted his own name and Mudit , Gunjan’s junior .

Her Mind halted , started questioning herself , started doubting her abilities , But,  To Be Calm is a woman’s innate quality .Is it ?

Coming out of the conference hall , she switched on her phone and whatsapp just overflowed .  Out of the hundreds of messages  , she scrolled to find if something important was hidden in those good morning messages. One important message was from Rohit ” Ms.  HR Manager , First learn to manage your home . Ghar to sambhaal nahi pa rahi ho , Office kya khaak sambhaalogi ? And by the way I love my Creta very much , I think  more than you ”

Another very important message was from Mummy Ji also , waiting to be clicked .

My thoughts on Gender (In)Equality

This was just another little incident when a woman is kept aside . In this story , Gunjan is a well  educated  girl  , empowered with confidence and skills.  But the family wants her to  serve the rigid gender role of  a home maker  and the office wants to just use  her  talents , depriving her of any opportunities.

Don’t we often notice such inequalities towards women ? InEquality in rights , InEquality in responsibilities , InEquality in decision making ? Why the society defines  woman  as to be kept at back ?  Why she is  supposed to ask for permissions before doing something new ? Why only SHE is  predefined  as a caretaker  of home and family ?  Is SHE to be given the free will only to become captive ? When will the Gender Equality weighing scale actually weigh equal ?


Times do have changed , but still at many points , it appears as if the man tries to enslave her – enslaving her  of  rights , of her free thinking , of her Equality in society , of her  desires  and of her happiness . May be the man is worried that if the cage is opened , the real dragon would fly out .

Gender equality




Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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4 Responses

  1. Gunjan is in such a fix, wish she always kept her phone on airplane mode.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

  2. Arjun GUPTA says:

    I have seen this happening so often. Employees are separately called women employees, or women entrepreneurs. As if ‘women’ is such an important quality. Rather than ambitious, they are more likely to be called beautiful

  3. Piyusha says:

    So true! It is always the woman who is expected to manage everything and yet it is the woman who is often sidelined. You’ve brought this out so well, in your story. Another thing that I absolutely detest is how men equate the concept of gender equality to the physiological differences. Look forward to reading more from you.

  4. Shilpa Gupte says:

    That’s the sad reality of our society. After everything that women endure, after all the hard work they put in everything they do, this is the treatment meted out to them! Things may be changing, but they need to change significantly in order for women to feel they are being treated with the respect they deserve.

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