Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Rightfully said by author John Gray relying on characteristics traits of men and women. No doubt both are unique in their own ways and possess different qualities altogether. There was a period when women were considered a weaker group, but that gradually was proven wrong by them. Women have shown their efficiency and proved to be equal in stature with men. Still in various platforms, socially, women are barred from approaching or carrying out certain things.
Although they are not prohibited from doing those acts, but they might get a different impression if they perform certain acts, which on the other hand is quite acceptable in the case of men
Socially there still exist several norms into which women fall prey. We live in the 21st century but still, haven’t matured enough in several aspects of judging women. Men are never judged on their character, their behavior, their persona. Women, on the other hand, are always judged.
There are several things I shall mention which is deemed appropriate for men but at the same time considered as bad as a sin for women. Let us consider some of these traits -
No doubt this is the most controversial topic amongst men regarding women. A man, if he goes through several sexual experiences in his life is never judged or portrayed in a bad light. But same is not applicable for a woman. A woman is termed and labeled with various prefixes, mostly slangs, if ever in her life she has multiple sex partners. For a man, it is a thing of pride if he sleeps periodically with several women, but same is not preferable for women. They are portrayed in a bad light and are ridiculed for making such decisions. Their marriage or even future marriage gets into trouble if such cases come into light.
A man can sit wherever and however he wants, without even having a look at his surroundings. A woman, on the other hand, has to be cautious on her sitting posture. Even if a woman is wearing full jeans, she has to cross her leg and sit. And many people even label the character from the sitting position of a woman. Therefore sitting posture has to be maintained by women to avoid bad impressions.
This is one such act carried out by most of the men publicly in India. We always watch several men lined up and urinating on the open in the day time. Even though there is a heavy penalty for urinating at some places, men hardly care. But the same is never done or allowed to be done by women. If a woman is seen urinating in public, it is considered as a sign of vulgarity.
We all have come across several men who in broad daylight go on scratching their private areas without even noticing. No one points out to them nor does anyone give a damn. This, if done by a woman will create havoc. Women have to visit a washroom and adjust their inner clothing, which in the case of men is just the opposite. They make any place suitable to adjust their inner clothing and even scratch the areas proudly.
Publicly no one looks back to a man if he farts, but women are noticed from head to toe if they release air in public. Even though it's just a process of indigestion, people term it and label it in the case of women. Releasing air in public will make women feel like an alien, with all the necessary attention from the public.
No doubt, there are many more things which are proudly done by men and are totally barred in the case of women. It is the 21st century but seems like we are still stuck up somewhere in the ancient medieval period, differentiating and tackling gender issues.