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Janki Hemani

Inspirational


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Janki Hemani

Inspirational


Who Wins - A Man Or A Woman?

Who Wins - A Man Or A Woman?

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In India, there is a big deal about women being idolized as great all the time especially mothers. I am a mother and my idol was my own mother while growing up. But this was simply because of the numerous things that she did for us. She is a superwoman, superwife and a supermom. With her being so good at everything, I am expected to be somewhere close to her at least. I am neither a superwife nor a supermom.

Most days I would just like to quit my job of being a homemaker as I feel so exhausted. In my case, my husband is the superman, super husband, super dad and most importantly superhuman. He is better than me at everything. This doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate myself. Yet the hard core reality is that mothers being great is a wrong perception in today’s world. These days most men participate equally at home and help with all the house tasks.


My husband not only goes to work but also takes care of our daughter as soon as he is home. On weekends he doesn’t get enough rest as he bathes our daughter, feeds her, plays with her and rocks her to sleep. Despite being exhausted he wakes up every night when our baby wakes up. He chooses to do all this so I can get some rest. Each day since the last 10 months he has sacrificed his desires, tv programs and friends for my daughter and me. All this simply because he loves us way beyond anyone’s imagination. In fact, my father did a great job at parenting too. But he didn’t get as much credit as our society only notices the efforts of women when it comes to parenting.

Just like my husband a lot of my friends are silently and happily doing a fabulous job as fathers and husbands. They get frustrated too but they don’t complain like we do. Then why is it so important to idolize ourselves as being someone great just because we are mothers? Instead, take a step back and appreciate the men in your life without whose contribution you would neither be a mother nor the woman you are today. A lot of feminists out there will disagree with me. To all these feminists I want to say that please stop calling yourself a superwoman in the name of gender inequality.


A superwoman is the one who has confidence in her capabilities and doesn’t need to feel superior to a man. There is no need for a mother to run the world just because she is a mom. By becoming a mom, you are simply learning the skill to multitask. That doesn’t mean you can run the world better than someone else. The world should be run by a person who is good at his or her job, be it a woman or a man.


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