All my life I have been taught that men are superior to women in one way or the other, which indeed is a bad way of putting males ahead of females. I believe there should be equality between the two genders and what this suggests is the fact that both should understand their due roles in the boundary of their respective genders. I learnt that gender is basically a difference between me being a female and a friend of mine who was a male. I am taught that it is not good to mingle and be friends with males but this takes a complete U-turn when it comes to females – with whom I can be friends for as much as I cared.I had a difficult time at understanding the difference between the two genders and the fact that being a female was such a hard thing to accept in our society. I always questioned the basis of me being a bit inferior to the male lot and asked the rationale behind the very same. The difference in gender provided me a basis of thinking my heart out on different issues – no matter how trivial they seemed like.
Gender to me was always a case of being masculine more than anything else and the word ‘gender’ was never associated with females for that matter. All I read in stories and newspapers was the common terminology of ‘him’ rather than changing it at times with ‘her’ as well. But this never happened. Masculinity had more to do with gender than the other way round and it hurt me endlessly.