Yesterday a KBC contestant’s comparison of women post 40s and 50s in India and abroad was so true. He said women there enjoy their life, work, dance and party even in their 70s and 80s and here women are supposed to behave in a certain way post 40 and 50 and it’s believed that their life is finished. Though I believe our generation of post 40 women are much better off and don’t bother about what society thinks how they should behave or dress up, still a majority of Indian elderly women are supposed to follow the norms of the society. How many times do we see women in their 50s, 60s, or 70s party hard, dance like no ones watching, laugh like crazy or do what they wish to! If they do, either they are laughed at or appreciated for what they are doing “even at this old age”.
Let women simply not be relegated to being old, grandmotherly or pooja paath mode once they hit a certain age. Age should be never a deterrent for enjoying life or realizing your dreams.