The sex of a child is determined by birth. It is something which can’t be controlled by man and henceforth something which we shouldn’t complain about either. Still, since time immemorial, there has been a debate about how easy or difficult it is for one to be a “female”.
Mankind has witnessed women or “females” as a sex, being downtrodden upon in innumerable societies. We live in a world where even now social evils like female infanticide exist even though on a microscopic level. On the other hand though, this is also the same world wherein we witness “females” heading multi-national companies and also nations.
Living in a world where the crime rate especially the ones against women is at an all time high, one may be inclined to believe that it is indeed a very difficult task being a women . We know of women in the Middle East being forced to wear burquas (black gowns) in order to ensure that nobody sees them. The dowry system is still very much prevalent in India and other countries and we also find women being restricted to household chores in some societies throughout the world.
Being a woman is no mean task, especially when it comes to one’s career. A woman has got to make a lot of compromises especially with her career because unlike men, women have the gift of being able to give birth to a child. This also means that she’s got to take a break from her career and start all over again. Starting all over after a break is something which is as good as starting afresh. Neither can they be house wives as that would lead to vulnerability at the hands of unsupportive in-laws.
In such a cruel world as is ours, women need some sort of support in order to come up and do their bit for society and this support has to come from their families or peers. Nevertheless there are many women who have taken up the challenge and gone on to make it big in life. They are actually proud to be woman. These are very strong characters that have either warded of pressure from the society or have been fortunate enough to have very accommodating human beings around them. General perception, though now changing, is that females are more vulnerable than their male counterparts, whether at work or elsewhere. This has got a lot to do with the fact that most women are not as physically strong as men, which is also a factor that often leads to them losing out on jobs.
It thus can certainly not be considered easy to be a female in today’s male-dominated world but neither is it a very difficult thing. Women are stronger than men emotionally and this in a way works in their favor. It is thus their attitude that matters. Success beckons those who are willing to take the plunge. After all life isn’t a bed of roses for anybody.