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By Tusheeta Kaushik

July 5, 2017: Many women myths have evolved from centuries incessantly and are still pertinent, owing to the fact that adamant and orthodoxical thinking of sexist people never ceases to change. Having stereotypical views against women is a precursor to the low confidence and submissive nature of young girls towards themselves and their work.

Here are the top ten women myths which need to be changed in order to uplift and empower and not demoralise the female gender.

Women of today’s era are equally competent as men. They can travel alone keeping in mind the security concerns. Not only can they travel alone, they can be equally adventurous and playful. As rightly said, “Why should boys have all the fun?”

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A girl child can be as smart, intelligent, talented and skilled as a male child if she is given education and allowed to fulfil her dreams to be a valuable resource to the world. Stealing a girl’s right to education and making her do household chores without letting her explore her interests makes her dependent and helpless which in turn makes her a passive victim. Therefore, there should be a thorough scrutinization in places where child marriage is still practised.

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Every woman is different in the way she perceives her work and handles pressure. One cannot generalise the whole gender. Being fragile, neutral, strong and balanced is totally an individual’s way of coping up with different pressures in life.

Also Read: 12 Sexist Remarks that Every Woman can relate to!

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A woman has full freedom to wear clothes in which she feels comfortable, beautiful and confident wearing irrespective of her age. If a woman wants to ask for it, she might as well ask for it through various casual dating sites. The opposite gender should be taught to embrace the beauty of women and not presume things on the basis of a women’s clothing.

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Whether women are too soft and sensitive cannot be generalised, moreover, one of the age-old cliched women myths is that they are required to work at home and men outside the home. Every work whether household or outside the house has its own pressure and every individual has its own way of handling work pressure regardless of one’s gender.

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Again, not every female boss is highly emotional. Both the genders need to learn the art of emotional intelligence and apply it at their workplace to avoid conflicts. Bring harmony and work towards bringing positive results as a team.

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Being weak on a particular subject is totally based on one’s low level of interest in the subject and their weak scientific and mathematical skills. Not every guy is tech savvy and business minded, similarly not every girl is tech savvy and business minded. Some girls acquire the trait of being creative and some become biologically, politically or numerically inclined. Therefore, one cannot generalise that women are usually weak in science and maths.

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Driving is a skill which needs to be practised on a daily basis. While one might feel men are better-skilled drivers than women but female drivers tend to be more cautious and vigilant than their male counterparts, which makes them a safe driver. One again can’t generalise but emotions do play a role in fast, slow or rash driving for both the genders. Therefore, both need to master the art of applying emotional intelligence.

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Mood swings i.e. premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a part of a women’s menstrual cycle but being in an awful mood doesn’t necessarily mean a woman is going through PMS. Therefore, generalising this for every woman out there is a total folly on the part of the sexist.

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Some women do choose their career in electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, maths, accountancy, car mechanics, politics and fields related to physics. Leaders like Indira Gandhi, Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Queen Victoria, Benazir Bhutto, Christine Lagarde, Chanda Kochhar, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams, Punita Arora, Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, Divya Ajith Kumar and many more have proved that a woman’s presence and success can be observed at all places. Moreover in today’s world more and more women are getting educated and employed. It is certain that gender prejudice needs to end.


By Tusheeta Kaushik of Newsgram.


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.


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