If you thought living in a male chauvinist society was the worst thing that existed, think again. Villages and rural areas aside, it?s abominable to realize that gender partiality is encouraged in our very city, in fact, let?s not even go that far, in our very University.
It?s an agreeable fact that supervision of girls is a far greater responsibility than that of boys, and that trends and mindsets take time to change, or rather evolve. But it?s ironic that girls get to toil and strive as much, if not more, than the boys, but when it comes to campus ?curfews?, the boys get to spend the whole night as they please, and the girls have to be in their respective rooms by 10:30pm sharp.
It?s melancholic that the boys at our University are being given the apparent impression that “girls are untrustworthy”. Trust me if you dare break the code here, but you don?t need to tell them that. The majority live by the rhyme, ‘The grass is green, the sky so blue, girls aren?t credible, what can we do!
My spontaneous query here is, why not let the girls stay out all night for every alternate month while the guys get locked up in the hostel at 10:30? The issue, as I perceive it, is not the girls, but both ?boys and girls? staying out late together. Either my concept needs alteration, or the issue of ?naked partiality? needs to be giving attention.
I conclude with the hope that the girls ?breathing space? will some day be given a thorough thought.