I am a strong believer of the notion that power, stature, responsibility & fame should not be bestowed upon someone based on the placement of chromosomes. When we grow up into adults we fight for equal rights for females. This fight is more or less for ourselves. When we look back into our childhood many of us would realise, that how our parents who infinitely talk about female rights somehow or the other distinguished their sons from their daughters. Today many women do not change their surname after marriage, infact they just add their husband's surname to their existing name.
This action basically just questions, as to why would women abandon their father's name after marriage if men are not expected to do the same. Till recent times it was considered a bold step, but now looks like most of us are doing it. But it is surprising to notice that these women who valued their existing surname and refused to change it to prove that men & women can be treated equally, are the ones who would buy only pink towels for their daughters. Why I ask? Are we not then drawing this line immediately at the time of our child's birth itself ? I recently wrote an article on this issue which was published in the TOI, sharing it here... An Open Letter to my Unborn Son
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