To e.e cummings who said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
To Jennifer Aniston who said “A relationship isn’t going to make me survive. It’s the cherry on top.”
To Mother Teresa who said “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
To Sandra Bullock who said “I’ve made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody’s ever made a choice for me.”
To Shonda Rhimes (creator of Grey’s Anatomy) who made her character say ” Do you know when to walk away? Do you know when not to take less than you deserve?”
To my mom, who, at the age of 57, has gone back to school to do her Masters in Yoga.
This was my haphazard reply to a magazine’s question as to which woman I’d like to celebrate for Women’s Day.
While I’m glad there’s a day to remind us that there is a reason to celebrate and that women are not as oppressed as they used to be, I feel saddened that for a lot of women out there, little has changed.
Female genocide, dowry issues, rape, abuse etc are still as prevalent now as they were before. And women and men are equally to blame for it.
But I cannot deny the good that has happened, though the journey is far from over.
The fact that I’m sitting here at all, educated, single and independent, is a mark of how far we’ve gotten.
So to that, I shall drink! (and yes! Now we can drink too! :P)