The History Of The Sexes – Part 3 : The Present

Aruna Asaf Ali was one the younger generation of freedom fighters who entered the fray in the 1920s, becoming a member of the Congress after marrying Asaf Ali, a member himself. She is remembered for hosting the Indian National Flag in Bombay during the Quit India movement. Post-Independence, she became the first Mayor of Delhi and was awarded the Padma Bhushan and the Bharat Ratna. In an interview, she has said that, like Dr.Ambedkar pushing for the rights of his community, women too should have made sure that they had proper representation in the national decision-making. We all joined the movement initially, not so much for ideological reasons, but for the our love for our husbands, sons or brothers. Men decided the next course of action and we followed them like lambs, no questions asked. We loved and trusted them so much that we forgot to push for gender equality. We should have. Continue reading “The History Of The Sexes – Part 3 : The Present”