Sunday, December 27, 2009

Don’t put her in a spotlight because she’s a woman…

I am writing this article in view of the recent announcement or kind of preference that Hon. President of India Pratibha Patil expressed about having a woman judge to the Supreme Court. It’s good that the President thinks for the women folks...this clearly demonstrates that Mrs. President goes with the ideology of empowering women. However, making a public statement like this at the position she holds is completely not done. It could be her personal views to have a woman-on-top, but that should be kept personal. You can’t and one shouldn’t put a woman in spotlight because she is a woman.

Even I personally would like to see women executing some good work from the top of the corporate hierarchy, but I want her to be at those top and powerful positions only after undergoing stiff competition and a fair and balanced trail. Today there are so many women achievers who have done it…..and the whole world is proud to see their triumphs. The success stories written and showcased by these women achievers is not because of their sex or their genetic make-up…but it is indeed because of the competence, positive attitude, ability to multi-task, balance, objectivity and fairness quotient that they showcase – both professionally and personally.

Women like Indra Nooyi, Mother Teresa, Sonia Gandhi, Kiran Bedi, Kalpana Chawla, Hillary Clinton, to name a few, are big time achievers, and in fact there are many more women who do good work for the upliftment and betterment of society at large. These are women who ought to have the spotlight showered upon them but they neither claim it nor blow their trumpet boasting about the marvels they do.

Cannot multiply wealth by dividing it
Mrs. President has expressed a very naïve socialistic ideology by making a statement like this. Women don’t need any reservations to conquer powerful positions….she can prove her mettle by stiff and fair competition. As very well said by the famous economist Adrian Rogers that…. "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it,” therefore I believe that India should have a mix of a socialistic and capitalist ideology.

Socialist because there are people in society – both man and women – who are underprivileged, malnourished, who do not even have the basic medical necessities of life. The government needs to take care and make provisions for this class of deprived people. While capitalist because if there is no competition and we simply divide the wealth among citizens, then there would be no progress and growth. A complete socialistic ideology gives birth to bureaucrats, leading to corruption…while a complete capitalist society leads to a ruthless and a hungry-for-power world. So we need to balance the two.

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1 comment:

Uma said...

Hi, Mearl .On the eve of the International Women’s day, and the tabling of the “Women’s reservation bill” in the Parliament, I couldn’t have asked fr any other better article to read than this. I appreciate ur thoughts and more so, that these comments r coming fm the fairer sex . Kodus to u all WOman and wish the bill is passed……….