Leaving aside a few exceptions, resistance towards women participating in last rites of their loved ones is not new (check here, here, here, and here). A justification is thus needed on why women’s participation in the funeral traditions of their family members is frowned upon or is confined? Was the murder of daughter Geeta Verma for performing the last rites of her mother justified?
How does any family gets completed? Are childless couples or couples who have just one child incomplete in any manner? Is any first girl child destined to be somewhat retard or lacking in intellect? Maybe she can only talk half sentences or make half-sense of the things around her or may be draw a half circle. And that is why a second child is needed…sorry…a second child who is a MALE is needed because only a son can then complete their family.
Many similar episodes happened wherein I nagged my husband to take me out for a movie, call my parents once in a month, spend at least an hour taking care of our daughter, invite my siblings over for dinner, wish my family members on the special occasions etc. etc. Thankfully, my husband is a willing learner so most of these complaints were promptly taken care of by him. However, it was the recent episode of my ‘nagging’ that brought to me the answer to this magical question, WHY HUSBANDS DON’T NAG?