Conversation between me and my wife on #Women’s day
Wife: Why so many organizations influence women to wear traditional on women’s day?
Me: I believe that is symbolism, it makes you look special. I think you should just stick with the theme and enjoy. Unless you want to look the odd one out.
Wife: What is the point of looking special? Don’t you think it is limiting and defeats the whole purpose of celebrating women?
Me: Well, what is the purpose of women’s day? To make women feel they are valued or they are special or equal?
Wife: Well, who knows!. Suggest me something, quick!
Me: Wear something traditional but comfortable, how about the Kurta that you bought last year?
Wife: Yeah, but that has to be ironed ( Goes and irons the Kurta)
Wife: It still looks a little wrinkled
Me: Don’t worry, looks good. Book the auto, you are getting late
(She reaches office and calls me)
Wife: You know what, Uber gave me a discount! It is women’s day. She goes on to narrate how a woman in Saree almost met with an accident on her bike.
What my wife went through is a small example of how her decisions and choices were inadvertently limited on women’s day.
I can only see one theme on every women’s day. The theme of “Opportunism”; creative ads and discounts