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Lessons For My Daughter

If I see one more meme with a woman who is depicted as a modern age Durga, with her arms holding objects from babies to laptops (supposedly a representation of her superhuman ability to manage every single thing with equal prowess), I’m going to scream.

Kuch bhi bolo, but ghar toh aurat ki zimmedari hai. Which implies that even though I work, earn as much as my husband, and contribute to the running of the household, domestic responsibilities like cooking, cleaning and laundry are still only my job. Because men aren’t homemakers. But that’s only because we’ve never let them be.

That’s when it struck me, my timeline has to be dictated by my own self, and not my mamis and chachis. My priorities, in my own time.

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