All About Women:Women works in every field of life everywhere in whole the world and play important role in society as men. In fact both men and women make it possible for society to exist and to make progress.
The status which a society accords to women has always been considered a pertinent yardstick to measure the standard of civilization it is deemed to have achieved. The test of every civilization is thus the estimate of woman and for this reason she has always remained in the limelight of human history. Thinkers and philosophers of all ages have expressed varying opinions as regards her status and position in society, making her a storm centre of acute controversy. Even poets, dwelling in the world of clouds, have often descended to make minute analysis of her nature and character. In spite of the overwhelming significance of their role in maintaining a social system on an even keel, women have struggled for centuries to win recognition of their rights. Discrimination and petty tyrannies to which they have been subjected is a very sad chapter of human history. Even today, the fight is not over.
To fathom the growing controversy about the status of women, it is necessary to examine the proposition in historical perspective, particularly with respect to the civilized world. Practically, in every modern society, advanced or backward, feminist movements are fighting against numerous built-in-male prejudices. Socrates had said, ‚Äúonce made equal to man, women becomes his superior.‚Äù According to Edmund Burke, ‚Äúa women is but an animal, and an animal not of the highest order‚Äù. The Greeks and the Romans accorded a high place and honor to the members of the fair sex and treated them as tender vessel. Though they enjoyed little social freedom and right of freely mixing with their counterparts, they were respected and adored as many of their mythological figures happened to be goddesses. Aurora, Athena, Venus, Diana, Minerva, Flora and Psyche were the famous goddesses. The secret of their robust manhood and masculine glory was the sense and regard for feminine and masculine spheres. The Hindus have glorified womanhood in the person of Si ta; and their sense of worship is symbolized in their goddesses Lax mi, Sarswati and Ma ha Devi.
The story of Krishna and Go pees illustrates the sense of devotion of women to man. According to Buddhism Nirvana which is the ultimate goal of human life, cannot be attained in the company of women. The orthodox Christians consider women as the cause of all sins for it was Eve that enticed Adam to commit the first sin of eating the forbidden fruit , the cause of the Great Fall. Among the great religions of the world. Islam, perhaps is the only one which has made serious and concerted efforts to place women at a respectable place in society. It was Islam which ushered in an entirely new era in the society and religious thinking of man. It reshaped the whole geography of social relations, and in doing so, one of the most significant contributions that is made was that it gave the women such a vast amount of freedom and social status that within the boundaries laid down by the Shariah, they could live with dignity and make a very constructive contribution towards the general welfare of society. The reward for both sexes for their good acts is also similar. The present picture of modern Europe and the West is morally degrading and doleful.
In the name of emancipation and feminism, nudism, wife-swapping, incest, seduction, broad-day rapes, aphrodisiac dances, night clubs and other sex-depots and crimes have become heart and soul of the vented Western civilization. The Western movies and literature hold a mirror to their life styles. Women from the Third World seek an improvent in their present quality of life which would guarantee political and sci o-economic equity and justice, rather than the freedom demanded by Western feminists. To conclude, women have to actively work together with men towards gaining equality.However, they must not restrict their demands to entry into male dominions, it is essential that the ideology that informs those institution be questioned, challenged and changed. Only then the conditions for women‚Äôs empowerment can be created.