Gender Roles

a short story about husband and wife distributing their work
Gender Roles
Motherhood
Relationships
The Better Soul

I am so jealous of my wife…

Gently caressing my hair, she leaned over and kissed my forehead causing me to wake up while our son slept to my right. A ray of light from the window gently touched her face that displayed a noticeable calmness and serenity. Today I noticed my wife’s face. Everyday otherwise, I see. My gosh this is […]

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Rituals for women at the time of Death, Gender Discrimination
Gender Roles
Superstitions and Rituals
The Better Soul

Death: Mourning Rituals for Women

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?

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Mothers and Daughters
Gender Roles
The Better Soul

WANTED: SON (necessary in an ‘equality of women’ society)

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.

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Why don't husbands nag?
Gender Roles
Relationships
The Better Soul

O Dear Husbands! Why don’t you nag?

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?

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