Ushering in a Change
In a patriarchal society, where men are the dominant gender and the women are always considered second to them, it’s very difficult for anyone to come and try to change the social mentality. Especially, it is difficult for women to join any conversation to make people see the difference between right and wrong.
Most of the time, the ones who oppose new ideas are women themselves. They can be seen protecting traditions and norms that are derogatory towards women and trying to make the young girls comply to them too. One of the reasons for this is their lack of education. And by education I don’t only mean a school education but their lack of life skill education.
If they do not have any knowledge about the life skills that they need to empower themselves, only bookish education won’t suffice. If I need to bring changes to the society I will need to empower women by informing them about the various life skills that they need to overcome difficulties of everyday life.
Encouraging them to talk about their problems openly which they hide and suffer silently in shame and mostly in fear of what others might think of them could possibly initiate the change. Writing about these social issues through blogs, articles helps create a platform for discussion and awareness, helping to bring these issues to everyone’s attention and make others realize the importance of bringing social change apart from encouraging to be part of it.
Pulse Wire is one of the most successful examples of how people can create social change through discussion. When you start sharing your thoughts about something that you are concerned about to online communities, you not only make others aware to the different issues in the world but are forcing them to think about it and making them realize the fact that they too can help in ushering in the change.
This quote by John Hersey has always inspired me and it perfectly sums up what I think about bringing change.
“The reality is that changes are coming... They must come. You must share in bringing them.”