Social pressure has an astonishing power to make or break a person. In our day to day life we often come across many situations in which we are bound to act in a manner that should not hurt the feeling of the community that we are raised in.
NORMS AND CUSTOMS:
The norms and customs become a burden when they become biased to a specific target group due which suffering becomes inevitable. The suffering leads to disharmony among the individuals of the community which in turn may cause chaos considering such hypocrisy persists in a long term. This article is dedicated to women only, so we will shed light onto many societal factors that has suffocated the women in our society for a very long time. (Akhir kab thak?)
ARE YOU THE PERFECT WOMAN?
Women are expected to appear fabulous even at home or office and be put together at all times!!!. The society needs to accept that perfection is a myth and women should be given a breathing space to function properly.Women need to understand that in order to change and out stand amongst the crowd , she doesn’t have to compare herself to other women or to match the lunatic standards raised by the society in order for her to be perfect and should change the way they were born to fit in someone’s idea of perfection.
CAN A WOMAN BE AN IDEAL HUMAN MACHINE?
A women can perform many tasks, but it often gets hectic when it becomes compulsory on her to manage multiple task, from taking care of her family to managing the household activities , actively participating in social activities and if she is doing a 9 to 5 job , it adds a surplus toll on her worries and responsibilities. What we need to keep in mind is that no matter if a woman is capable of doing many tasks but it should be also understood that in the end she is a human like us and not indifferent to us in anyway. The household responsibilities should be equally shared by men too.
Affects on mental health of women due to societal pressure :
The normal perfect life is making women unhealthy and are affecting the mental health of women , most of the suicide cases reported are of the women that are the target of constant taunts from the society in order to match the demands of the society. In Pakistan , the voice of women is suppressed because it doesn’t suite her to raise her voice in front of the self proclaimed masters that do not allow her to give herself a defined role in the community.
As men it is our obligation to respect the choices a woman in our household makes and even if it doesn’t get the support and appreciation of the others around us. Change always comes from within.