To me liberation is cutting yourself away from all that weighs you down, be it a society that takes away your freedom to breathe, right to educate yourself or the right to opine and vote. Basically, the basics.
Liberation starts with the thinking and mindsets.
What liberates the thought process?
Education. We can all agree it’s everyone’s given right. So why confine our women to four walls when an educated woman can change the society for good?
As many as 55 out if 100 girls in Pakistan don’t know how to read or write. Only about 15 girls out of a 100 are able to complete their education till Matric.
While the rate of completing 16 years of education is only 1%.
As per the Pakistan Economic Survey, literacy rate of women in the country is only 48%.
What people fail to understand is that an educated woman knows the right from wrong. An educated woman knows survival. Above all, an educated woman raises a good educated society. However, girls are confined to their rooms and many are deprived of this blessing. Ofttimes, it’s because of the patriarchal world outside. A men’s society. Where a woman gets abducted, raped or harassed. The fear most parents grapple with but lose to. The patriarchal thought wins. It’s about time we liberate our minds and give our daughters what is lawfully theirs.
It’s about time we educated our men and rid ourselves of the patriarchal norms. Our men need to qualify for morality, the sense of right and wrong too. These lessons shouldn’t just be limited to women.