It is very important for us to understand, recognise and celebrate our both “Heroes” and “Sheroes”. ~Maya Angelou

It is very important for us to understand, recognise and celebrate our both “Heroes” and “Sheroes”. ~Maya Angelou Ever since westernisation emerged in India, the term ‘Sheroes’ found its way to enter everyone’s life. As the title suggests, women have faced an unnoticeable and unputdownable struggle to abolish the term ‘misogynism’ from the minds of people. But, it’s still present in some parts of the world. Always been discriminated and victimised either at work institutions or home. We all are enlightened with the social evils, ‘Female Infanticide and Foeticide’ and even domestic violence, how all this have spread its tentacles giving rise to chauvinistic behaviour. Although from past two decades, they have come forward to put across their perceptions about such issues. In this ‘Modern Era’, people have become broadminded and think a bit beyond the surface. But the situation still prevails in some part of the nation. People have always been negotiating to be adjustive with the malady rather than raising voice against it. When there is a strong women in front of him, he tries to be condescending and tries to throw his weight around. This certainly happens because it is hard to digest the fact that someone’s more better than you. The term ‘STRONG’ isn’t just applicable physically but mentally too which dwindled for women in the society. Unfortunately, their own individuality was crushed. But this struggle is legit real. As they say, women posses nerves of steel, but at the same time don’t heat up so much that the steel melts and omits its potential. For women, striking a balance between career and family has been a constant battle against time and hereby absorbing the change of pace eventually managing everything amidst their frantic lives. In our respective lives, we would have witnessed or encountered chauvinism once, so did I. My grandmother and my father although belonging to this ‘Modern Era’ still hold some orthodox mentality. I was 11 years old when amid a discussion, I tried to speak for the very first time in my life to put my perspective ahead but wasn’t allowed to and told to seal my mouth because the matter was serious. Perhaps the point could come out to be constructive and I would have approached if they could at least listen. Seeing this, I ought to don’t sit in any of the discussions henceforth. Sometime later, mother asked me why I wasn’t sitting with them during discussions, I told her what an outright rejection I was bestowed when i tried to speak. She told me that she won’t not let this happen again and I should become a part from then. In the next discussion, surprisingly, everyone was listening to what I said which led to a healthy discussion in the family, grandmother was also listening to me in zest. Subsequently, I think what all can put a halt to this chauvinistic behaviour is even if one person in a family witnessing this could help the one who is suffering. A hand in hand we can solve the grievance and give our ‘Sheroes’ what they deserve.

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