Top critical review
Everyone should read it atleast once!
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 26 February 2021
The star rating and review is for the book, the product received deserves 5 stars
According to the latest NCRB report (2019), there was approximately 88 rape cases in a day in India - and this is just 10% of all crimes against women.
Let that small piece of information seek in.
The book starts with a poem by Pablo Neruda and goes on to ask relevant questions in the context of gender parity in our society.
" Just to be at par, is that her real ordeal?"
The authors quote studies and real life scenarios to bring to the forefront the issue of gender inequality that still plagues the world, in the 21st century; but in doing so it doesn't undermine all other forms of discrimination that " people " face at large for not adhering to the image of "normalcy" perpetuated in this society.
This book can also be used for educational purposes. Imagine a scenario, where the young minds are taught the importance of gender parity, much like they are taught other subjects. It does sound utopian but it could be turned into reality.
The book uses different chapters to address discrimination on several fronts such as education, reproductive healthcare, female infanticide, gender pay gaps, to name a few.. It tries to shed light on topics such as gender equity, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, and the effect all this discrimination has on the mental well being of the victim.
The problems are not the only things discussed, strategies to address those problems and to ensure women empowerment are also dealt with in depth.
Each chapter begins with a beautiful poem that helps in deepening the connection between the reader and the author, and also draws attention to the problems at hand.
Another point that I wanted to address: According to information on public platforms, the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yoajana was launched in 2015, the book mentions it as 2011. I could be wrong but this needs a second check.