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Introducing myself and my journal: 50% Reservation for women Making them feel 50% weaker or protecting right

With the change of political situation in Nepal, our leaders seem more concerned about women rights and more eager to give them facilities and opportunities. Some steps taken by them are appreciable like citizenships, now, can be issued with name of mother also. I really appreciate this step but what about the many registration forms or any application forms, which ask for details of father/husband name. I would appreciate if government takes some action to modify these kinds of forms too and put something that allows us to put mother’s name or wife’s name too. However, my concern is not here with the issue, I cannot cover all issues related to women life in an article. As we know and I too believe that women’s life is like a universe and it have much more galaxy in its part than of the real universe we see and read. Here, I want to put some light on some women leader and so-called feminist want to have 50% reservation for women. This is like the strangest rule in Nepal

What I am not able to understand is, reserving 50% place of women do help them to feel equal to man or make them feel they are just 50% weaker to man so that they need 50% protection everywhere. If they do not get any reservation, they cannot be equal to man. What I have seen is if we provide a suitable environment to a girl from childhood, she becomes as competent as male in any area without any perseveration needed. I have seen women (I will call women as a whole for teen-age girls to the aged ones to make my point easy) securing top in colleges and university without having any reservation. I even do not favor the attitude of giving award to the women who is best among the women in study. It should make them feel that you are not the best in the whole. I want them to feel when she wants to be the best; she should be best among all, not only among her gender. Once we make these small things equal, it will help them from the very beginning of life to feel equal to man. We need to develop system, which does not make them feel weaker from very childhood. We should not tell a baby girl it is not your work as you are female. You cannot do this or you should not do this.

We always are over protective towards women that makes them feel weaker rather than making them feel stronger. Just take an example, we take care of and are more protective of someone who is sick and needs more care. Sometime doctors say that we should not make them feel like they are sick. Give him/her confidence and be as if nothing is wrong because self-confidence will lead to rapid recovery.

I am not ready to believe that women are weak anyway and need protection or reservation to become equal to man. All they need is to improve self-confidence and to improve self-confidence; they need a suitable environment at home from very childhood that will help them to grow with feeling of equality. If a feminist really want to work for women equality, she should start from her own house and work toward how to educate everyone so that a child gets a good environment to grow like man. I want to conclude my feeling with a final note. Do not make them feel they are 50% weaker than men are but make them feel like they are 100% equal to man and capable to compete with man in equal basis.

Comments

Mwierenga's picture

Hello!

Thank you for writing this piece! Your passion about this issue and women's lives is clearly felt by me. I have to admit, though, I am not sure what "50% reservation" means? I live in the U.S. and maybe this is a term that most other people understand. Does it mean that women can only own 50%? I would love to read more and learn what this means in Nepal.
Thank you again.
Marlies

astitwa's picture

hey thanks

Thank You Very Much !!!. 50% means 50% reservation . women can fight to all but 50% seat will be protected to them. But country like us where women is not getting opportunity to be strong with skills . only giving 50% reservation is not enough. First we need to make them feel equal like Man from childhood and give a better education and all freedom what a man enjoy.. once they get all this opportunity. My point is there wont be any need to reservation at all.

Rajiv Karna
Astitwa Team Member
www.astitwa.com

Fatima Waziri's picture

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astitwa's picture

hey thanks

Thanks Fatima,
I am thankful to you. I got a good welcome from world of women voice. Equality and respect comes for each other when we welcome man and women both with equal grace in all way.

Regards
Rajiv

Rajiv Karna
Astitwa Team Member
www.astitwa.com

lanjana's picture

your article about

your article about reservation is the great piece of work. But reservation is not for equality its for creating equity then only we can give equal opportunities, if we put a lame person and the person with two legs in the race then it is obvious that the person with two legs will win the race not the lame person. So reservation is like giving certain benefits to the people with less skill, but by saying this I do not intend to say women are with less skill, it is just that women have been deprived of opportunities in the past so to make equal to men , reservation is given. But equity is to be maintained until they become equal its not that women are to be given reservation always when there level equalizes with men then reservation can be lifted. Without equity we cannot talk about equality because equity and equality comes hand in hand. It would have been great if you could include some aspects of equity while talking about equality. Anyways nice piece of article

Regards
Anjana

astitwa's picture

Agree with you

Hi Anjana,
Thanks for response.

This Article was posited on astitwa.com way back 2005 and I Re-posted to WorldPulse at 2010 and Now its 2012. Reservation has been given to women somehow in Nepal. And I am just curious to know what the the positive impact it made in last 7 Year.

Basically i am not against reservation. But I am strong supporter of changing the view point for all. we need to make women more strong by giving them better education system from childhood. Once a girl and well educated she can fight world her own, without having any kind of support or so called reservations.
In country like nepal, Most of the time reservation HIT Negatively to the girl who is competent. I will give you a recent example from TU (University from Nepal). Out of of 10 or 20 seats on each subject only 1 or 2 women got selected ..And that also has to fall into women Quota. Now Rest of women missed opportunity to be permanent. And Government can easily get escaped saying we provided quota and its fulfilled.

We need to fight for women rights in Equality not for 50% or some more.. And this can be done only by a strong education to parents and provide good education system for girl child from very early age. This way she will never need to go and fill-up the special form demanding any reservation.

Regards

Rajiv Karna
Astitwa Team Member
www.astitwa.com

astitwa's picture

Agree with you

Hi Anjana,
Thanks for response.

This Article was posited on astitwa.com way back 2005 and I Re-posted to WorldPulse at 2010 and Now its 2012. Reservation has been given to women somehow in Nepal. And I am just curious to know what the the positive impact it made in last 7 Year.

Basically i am not against reservation. But I am strong supporter of changing the view point for all. we need to make women more strong by giving them better education system from childhood. Once a girl and well educated she can fight world her own, without having any kind of support or so called reservations.
In country like nepal, Most of the time reservation HIT Negatively to the girl who is competent. I will give you a recent example from TU (University from Nepal). Out of of 10 or 20 seats on each subject only 1 or 2 women got selected ..And that also has to fall into women Quota. Now Rest of women missed opportunity to be permanent. And Government can easily get escaped saying we provided quota and its fulfilled.

We need to fight for women rights in Equality not for 50% or some more.. And this can be done only by a strong education to parents and provide good education system for girl child from very early age. This way she will never need to go and fill-up the special form demanding any reservation.

Rajiv Karna
Astitwa Team Member
www.astitwa.com

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