Found this picture posted somewhere on facebook and people are applauding it. This is such a wrong way to think in so many ways.
I don’t think women are trying to prove that we can do everything that a man can do as a way to say we are equal. Obviously our physiognomies are different. But it is more so from the point of view of pursuing opportunities or how women are treated as compared to men in a particular context.
That as women, we deserve the same shot at an opportunity, should it arise, that a man does. That we have the same rights as a man does.
It was never about we are better than them. It is always about why don’t you let us do what you let them, the men, do so easily. It is about why is there a duality in standards of what is acceptable behaviour. Why the same set of rules don’t apply to both genders.
It’s the differential treatment meted out to the women that women have been protesting against. Equality for women needs to be reworded as “equal rights for women” to pursue an opportunity.