In the previous blog post, I had examined 13,000 years of psychological and sociological developments that marginalised women. I had closed it with the glimmer of hope that appeared in the mid-20th century AD after the two World Wars. Has that glimmer of hope materialised and grown on to become a beacon of opportunities for women? Yes and no.
We take it for granted that vocations like office administrators, bureaucrats, teachers, journalists, doctors, bankers, diplomats, marketing professionals, judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers were open to women, even 100 years back. The truth is: Not at all. You would not have found even isolated examples of women in these vocations. This argument is not to establish that we should be satisfied with the progress. This merely illustrates how in a very short span of 7 decades, women have asserted themselves and broken free of the yoke of 13,000 years. Any failure to recognise the magnitude of this achievement by women will be indignifying to the pioneers who have led this amazing charge. Read more »
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