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Hear the Cry of Women under Oppression!

Registered Date December 05, 2016 Read 333
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Yex Nang Shwe Rong, Scranton Scholar of Myanmar Institute of Theology in Myanmar

Women bear the world. They are the mother of the world. If there is no woman, there will be no any existence. We all are born by woman. Women have been dominated by men for years. They had no chance to lead their communities. Women are considered only as subordinate for men. Women aid in cooking, washing and hospitability but they are not considered as a decision makers, managers and leader. Women have been oppressed in various fields such as in family, education, religion, occupation, and also in many culture and even in some proverbs or sayings. Women are considered as unsuitable to be ruler or leader especially when it comes to politic.


Women are also considered unclean, especially because of their menstrual cycle. This is so even today in many cultures. Even in census of the family and in the national identity card (here in Myanmar) only father is a leader of the family and only the father’s name is mentioned. The value of women’s education decline, they have to leave school because of poverty of their family. But male can continue their education. They believe that male will become a leader of their family, he will earn a lot of money. He is only the hope for the family. He will also be a father and husband. Woman can depend on her husband when she gets married. So, she no needs to be educated. She just needs to try to be a good house wife. Male and female are the same; they should have equal chance because both may have their aims. Everyone should have the right to fulfill his/ her aims or dreams.


When we observe many religions, we can see that women have been oppressed. Every religion is good but the followers and some religious rules consider women as inferior. Women were also considered as a burden in the family as parents had to give huge dowries to marry them off. A woman was more or less slave of her husband, both physically and spiritually. Her salvation was possible only through devotion to her husband. When a husband died the women was expected to jump into his funeral pyre and be burned to death. We may face many challenges against our cultures, religious rules.


We no need to ignore their voice. Women can manage and do the housework well and also can lead the community well. Some women hinder to go out and work because of children. She has to admonish her children to live and stray in the right path. In many advertisements, women were used to attract men. It is time to wake up! We should not live any longer in behind the man. Women are not only for cooking behind (in the kitchen); it is time to speak in front of the public. We must try to liberate from these oppression. We must show and prove that we, women can do it. We, women must have aim and try to fulfill that aim. We must have desire to develop ourselves and women’s role. We must have vision and try to put it into practice. We must update our knowledge and talents. We must be courageous and brave to proclaim or discuss in meeting. Some women keep silent and some are even knitting in meeting or discussion. Come on! Let’s our God’s name be glorify more and more by our deeds.


Women hope to liberate from these oppressions. Women, even men those who are trying to against women’s oppression and women’s violence and fight for women’s right are called Feminists. Some are deaf to hear women’s voice and ignore them. Women just need equal rights. We are also human beings.