Luckily, I wasn’t brought up in a neighbourhood where we are given free advice, by all the elders around, right from when we begin to understand things. My mother was a pretty cool parent who concentrated on disciplining us and protecting us. She never really stressed on the fact that our main aim should be marriage, for either my brother or me. While some of my friends got married in the 10th grade, I was still learning about life and having a good time with friends.
Eventually, I found someone to marry and shifted base to India. But, life here turned out to be totally different for me. I found it hard to connect with the lives of many wives. As I was a woman with a mind of my own, I couldn’t relate to or understand many rules. As time went by, I found my tribe of womenfolk and learnt a lot of things, about this topic, from them.
After pondering upon it for years, I finally concluded that these are the 12 rules and regulations for an Indian woman:
While many of us follow the above faithfully, the rest of us choose not to. Personally, I believe that a woman should carry out her duties according to her comfort and happiness. She should not be forced to do anything she isn’t ready to do. Even if she is interested in learning certain things that she isn’t good at, she should not be looked down upon or abused mentally or physically for it.
After all, we are partners and mothers, not doormats which are stepped on and crushed. We are women and human too, not slaves to be treated with disrespect all our lives.
What do you think of these rules and regulations? Are you a victim to any of the above rules?
This blog is a part of #LBWP #LetsBlogWithPri Season 2. You can read about 5 lessons we learn from our kids in Hansa’s Blog here and Development Milestones for Toddlers in Disha’s Blog here.