The Choice of Tables for Girls: Study Table or Cooking Table, why?

I know not where our country would head towards if we still are populated with people who treat ‘girl’s education’ as a matter of NO importance.
Do we choose between our left/right eyes? Do we give away one of our kidney’s without any rhyme or reason? Then why do people put forth choices in front of girls? Or let’s say girls are not given any choices AT ALL. In today’s times the scenario is a little different from ancient times, when girls were not given the right to education and were subjected to male chauvinism and a patriarchal society. Yes, even today these orthodox concepts are prevalent, but, with a slight ‘modern’ modification. Today girls are given the right to education but many get annexed in their journey of shaping a bright career. Either girls are given little or no education, or they are well taught and then forced to choose one out of the two work-fronts: the study/office table or the cooking table. Can such a right be truly called a right if it gets bartered against a girls dream, desires, emotions, self respect, and most importantly her IDENTITY?
Will we keep talking over the importance of girls’ education and ‘execute’ none of our ‘never ending talks’? It’s that era when mere talks about the emancipation of women won’t do any help, it’s that era when all we require is an emancipation of downright redundant thoughts and concepts of people who oppose women’s enlightenment.
“Education is the light against all darkness”
Offering girls basic education is one sure way of giving them much greater power- of enabling them to make genuine choices over the kinds of lives they wish to lead. Educating women is NOT a luxury. That women might have the chance of a healthier and happier life should be reason enough for promoting girls’ education. However, there are also important benefits for society as a whole. An educated woman has the skills, information and self-confidence that she needs to be a better parent, worker and citizen.
An educated woman is, for example, likely to marry at a later age and have fewer children. Cross-country studies show that an extra year of schooling for girls reduces fertility rates by 5 to 10 per cent. And the children of an educated mother are more likely to survive. In India, for example, the infant mortality rate of babies whose mothers have received primary education is half that of children whose mothers are illiterate.
An educated woman will also be more productive at work — and better paid. Indeed, the dividend for educational investment is often higher for women than men. Studies from a number of countries suggest that an extra year of schooling will increase a woman’s future earnings by about 15 per cent, compared with 11 per cent for a man.
Girls’ education is not a matter about an individual; it is a matter about the future of the ‘second sex’ of the human race. PROMOTE GIRLS’ EDUCATION-SECURE FUTURE!

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