– Women are foolish.
Women are not foolish –
– How can you say women are not foolish? In all things, they are foolish
In what way? –
– Women are foolish. When a woman marries, she becomes foolish. She leaves the comfort of her father and mother’s home to risk the gamble of living with a stranger, takes up his name and her life is forever in submission, owned by her husband. The same husband who, if he desires, can take one, two or more wives just because he can – just because he is the head of the family, unquestionable in his decision. Whereas, if a woman dares it, she automatically becomes society reject, even to her fellow women. Women, too, who are quick to judge each other don’t help matters. If, perchance, she vexes and returns to her parents’ house, her parents too want nothing of it. They send her back into that very den that has been eating her happiness, her smile, her joy and her lifespan. And so she returns, bears one child, two children, three, four and she becomes the cast in her own home, not to be honored or reckoned with. She carries the children, each for 10months, weighing down her body, her posture and her confidence. Yet after having those children in whom she bore in hard labor, labor which almost claims her life, she backs the children each for 3 years. Those children she carried alone, bore alone, now she is unconditionally willing to give them another person’s name – they become her husband’s. God forbid the devil comes in between the man and wife and the husband sends the wife packing without her children, after waiting hand and foot on her husband, another wife comes in, to reap where she did not sow, to maltreat and abuse the children. Now, which man will want another man’s reject, after 4 children? God forbid. Now you see that women are foolish.
Hmm. Are they? Women are not foolish. It’s the circumstances they find themselves that makes them foolish. For her children, a woman will do anything, take anything.
– Isn’t that a miserable life?
Perhaps in future, if she lives long enough, she will reap the benefit of her foolishness. –
No wonder William Golding said in his work, Lord of the Flies, “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.”
Now you decide, are women foolish or wise?