Nowadays women activists are more concerned about
the face veiling rather than providing women equal opportunities
and emancipating them from the contemporary patriarchal world.
Covering face is a freedom of choice, a woman can't be forced to
remove her veil. There are various factors which compel women to
cover themselves; orthodox women who fear God's judgment and others
who fear that men would harass them. The religious women are at
liberty and thus unequivocal because of their religious beliefs.
The latter is not comfortable with veil but has to cover herself
because of social inflicted stigma and harassment at the hands of
men who are sexually frustrated; thus it is a forced hijab and they
are the oppressed ones.
It is a suprising fact that the great philosopher Aristotle
regarded women as slaves and intellectually inferior to men and
believed that they should stay in homes performing their domestic
duties. Whereas, his great master Plato, who was the first feminist
who advocated that women and men are equal, he set an education
scheme for both genders in his ideal state. Plato's theory has
proven to be more realistic in this modern age. Women were regarded
animals in antiquity and exempted from education and were not even
considered citizens of that state. Their prime duty was to give
birth to babies, they were married to more than one men at the same
time which was a clumsy practice that destroyed the institution of
family. How can then the demagogue say that women are inferior to
Man can enslave a woman's body but not her soul and mind. The more
they are oppressed the more resilient and formidable they will
become. Women equality is detrimental to men's egocentric behaviour,
therefore men wants women to be subservient to them. No one can be
condemned without being given the opportunity to prove themselves.
Women can prove to be more superior than men if equality becomes
rampant in this world. Infact women can be great leaders because of
their pacifist nature and this world would know no war. Women
equality can transfigure into women superiority within a few
decades, if women are given every opportunity which men are given
and in the coming years men would be raising slogans for "Men
Equality". So the only remedy for better world is to let the
virtuous and wise rule this world not genders.