Is this gender equality?In a so-called training program on Gender Equality, the speaker had asked the lady teachers present to drop their husbands name. For example, if the actual name is Sujatha Rajkumar, henceforth, she will be called only Ms.Sujatha.
The trainer justified this rather confusing proposition, saying that men do not do the same. That is Mr Rajkumar should mention his name is Mr Rajkumar Sujatha.
How far is this feasible? What will be the legal implications. Allowing women the space to grow is gender equality. Doing all baby sitting and spending sleepless nights by men, is gender equality. This is already being done by thousands of men in metros like Mumbai.
The women now express themselves in so many ways today. Gender equality is virtually seen in so many families. Are we really promoting gender equality when we insist on women dropping the names of their husbands?