By Shriswara | Opening Doorz Editorial | March 08, 2017
Shriswara wonders what all the fuss is about Women’s Day. Perhaps it would be better if we opted for a Utopian 365/6 days and nights of all beings to “Love and be Loved” in a not so commercial but very personal and deep way…
We have many days. We also have Sundays, birthdays, holidays, people, illness, relationship, movement and now gender days. Allocation is simpler than incorporation. It gives a false sense of respect within a set period of time. Imagine if we actually adored our Mother, our Earth, our Love and the principles of the “great ones” all year long?
Our ambition shouldn’t be segregation, which occurs once you specify attention or affiliation. Being something specific prohibits one from being anything else. Demanding or accepting or offering acknowledgment as or to that particular classification segregates all into “we” and “them”.
If we have addressed women then, what have the men done wrong? You’re telling me that there aren’t gentlemen who have done noteworthy things or aren’t amazing fathers or companions? After that, where does that leave any other portions that don’t find affiliation with either in society. Do they not have feelings or are they not worthy of any?
If we have a human day or work up the ladder out of species, does that mean we specifically need a mammalian, piscine, amphibian, reptilian, arthropod or foliage day? There is no end to it and as we cannot address, despite all being worthy of appreciation of some sort. Perhaps, it would be better if we opted for a Utopian 365/6 days and nights of all beings to “Love and be Loved” in a not so commercial but very personal and deep way.
I feel somehow, we’d be in a better place that way.
By the way, Happy Women’s Day!
(Shriswara is an actor best known for her powerful performance in Nikhil Advani’s D-Day.)