Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.
But I say to you,
everyone who looks at a woman with lust
has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Jesus made it clear to his disciples what matters is not just the action but the process of reaching to the action. In a world of consumerism where objectification of the other is a norm, Jesus condemns it.
In the movie ‘Take off” Sameera, the main character says something to this sense;
‘I lived my life always in fear… younger days fear of the father, then of the husband and now of the child.’
Is it a tragedy everyone especially the women in our society has to face?
It a one of most often quoted comment that woman is responsible for…. Yes, it is very true, she needs to be responsible for dressing in the morning, and however she does it, it is your responsibility to look at and treat her as a human being. Regardless of her dressing, it is your eyes that wanders over … and the choice is your. But often we like to play the role of the ´victim´. Continue reading “Seeing a Woman”
“Perhaps more than men, women acknowledge the person, because they see persons with their hearts.” TSt. John Paul II
Book Review: Yousafzai, Malala with Christina Lamb. I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban.
Yousafzai, Malala with Christina Lamb. I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. ISBN 0316322407.
Source: From a Friend
The book I am Malala, describes the life and undertakings of Malala, the girl who was shot by the Taliban. Though an ordinary girl deep love for knowledge and for her nation has led her to take courageous stands for the educations of herself and numerous girls along with her from the Talibanised Swat. The book comes forth as an autobiography, though it is clear that she has been helped to write it. Continue reading “I am Malala”
If Shakespeare were to be a woman, he would not have achieved the social status that he enjoys today (Sara Joseph, in an interview to Sathyadeepam). The social systems still view the women as a secondary citizen. The expression of themselves is always limited and shaped by the society. The first priority of every woman is their family and the society defines it so. Any initiatives form the part of women has to be a secondary job for the first priority is her family.
However I have two questions to ask:
1. Do our women enjoy equal status?
2. Are women called to enjoy equal status in the society?
Waiting to hear from you all…
All nations have attained greatness, by paying proper respect to women. That country and that nation which do not respect women have never become great, nor will never be in future. Swami Vivekananda’