Biological and evolutionary causes led to the differences that are so prominent between men and women.
However, we are no longer in an era where women were only expected to be bearing and raising kids and taking care of families.
The evolution that has come about since the last century or two has changed the way of life of women. They are no longer confined to the four walls of the house but are out there working just like men in all fields. They too face tough bosses, challenging work environment, jealous colleagues, study hard for competitive exams, lead large teams and companies, stay out of home till late night, attend late night parties, entertain groups and teams, address large audience etc. Besides this, they still have families and kids and older people back home to look after.
We, as women, cannot then afford to be weak. We need multifold energy and strength. There are demons out there trying to pull us down. Many men can’t take a woman as a boss, many can’t manage a strong woman team player in their teams and feel threatened, thereby making life even more difficult for a working woman.
Hence, let’s start preparing our daughters from the very beginning, from the time she steps into school. Let’s teach her to solve problems rather than crying when something goes wrong. Let’s stand by them and with them but continue to guide them to take care of their own self. Let’s not encourage tears at the drop of a hat but strength and courage to bear small setbacks.
This would prepare them for a mammoth life that lies ahead of them full of surprises, chaos and burdens but with a smile, self confidence and strength.