Since the days of monarchy in India, women have been kept away for state and administrative jobs. Women have been neglected in decision-making in the public and private spheres. Very few in history manage to break the stereotypes and rise as reformers and excellent leaders. It is usually the masculine figures that are preferred over feminine ones, even if women are more literate and experienced. The common masses prefer masculinity as their representative. However, the consequences lead to dangerous results. The rapacity of politics and the support of the population encourage contestants with serious criminal records and problematic views to be part of the decision-making process.
Click here to read the full article published by Feminism In India on 18 September 2023.