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I smiled slightly as I heard my colleagues debate about who was the superior gender. Not that I am a female chauvinist. But it’s just that I believe it’s a ridiculous topic to discuss and debate upon. It’s like choosing between summer and winter. It’s like choosing between food and water. It’s like choosing between time and money. Because they don’t realize the importance of the opposite gender.
I smiled slightly because they couldn’t see beyond my weaknesses. I smiled slightly because I had immense power. I smiled slightly because I had the power to give up my career whenever I feel like and then resume it at my own free will. I smiled slightly because I could stay back at home and enjoy without even earning a dime. I smiled slightly because I enjoyed a few days without offering prayers.
I smiled slightly because I had the strength to give life to a human generation and enjoy paradise beneath my feet. I smiled slightly because I could work and tend to raise a toddler at the same time. I smiled slightly because I could multi-task my domestic and professional chores. I smiled slightly because I was the only servant/maid/house-elf alive in this whole world who worked like a horse all day; unpaid and without holidays.
I smiled slightly because I did it all out of true love and satisfaction, for my own happiness; unlike the house-elf who desperately waits for a sock to be freed. I smiled slightly because I enjoyed the perks of owning three human bank accounts; father’s, brothers and husbands. I smiled slightly because the world celebrates my identity in two ways; Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. I smiled slightly because the booming clothing business giants were dependent on my purchase.
I smiled slightly because the cosmetic lines were making business because of my existence. I smiled slightly on the absurdity of such a conversation. It was extremely pointless. And when they asked me to chip in my opinion for such a pathetic debate, I just smiled slightly because I believe in proving my identity through less talk and more actions.
Dedicated to all the Women of the World – More Power to you!