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Gender Inequality in India- A New Angle

In India are male and female really equal?
It is a common debate topic today. I shall say no if anybody asks me that. Why?
Still female are not considered equal as male. If they were literacy rate in India wouldn’t have been 82.14% for men and only 65.46% for women.The conditions for women have improved by far, specially in educated societies. Women have tried and succeeded in every category. But women are still not seen as  head of houses , bread-earners and as Independent beings. There is saying-
“A woman is always dependent- As a child on her father, as a lady on her husband and as and old woman one her son.”
If woman are considered equal to men, why is it I ever had to hear this with my own ears. When a girl is born the prime concern of parents becomes her marriage, while for a boy it would be his carrier.
I agree with some of the action the government has taken. Economic support for a girl child- specially for a meritorious student-has become necessary. Concessions on school fee is convincing parents- specifically from poor families- to send their girl child to school.
Then also, I disagree to the presence of any quota system for girls. Girls shall study on their merit. I do not like the system of reservation of seats for woman on trains and buses. It creates the effect that women are weak. An exhausted person has to give up a seat on a bus just to make space for a woman to relax her legs. This is simply not justice.
I agree god has not given a woman as much physical strength as a man. But we can and must build our body for stability and self-protection. I advocate the starting of body-building programmes  like gym and karate classes rather thanks opening of new women trains. It may even help in decreasing the no. of harrasement cases. Thats all for today. Thank you for caring to read my ideas. Gdn8