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Meet these inspirational women, who have always opposed the stereotype

by Vibhuti Gupta, Thursday, March 08, 2018

Whenever women have wanted to do something, they've excelled at it. Be it living by rules or defying them when necessary, women have proven themselves to be extremely capable and independent. 

While we're progressing towards positivity, there are some age-old societal and traditional norms that had to be sacrificed. 

As the society expects women to please men and behave as they want, some girls took it upon themselves to break through this because we girls, too have a right to dream and live. 

So here are 6 women who defied societal norms and lived life according to themselves:

Kalki Koechlin

Giving us some spine chilling movies like The Girl in Yellow Boots and Shanghai, Kalki has successfully broke the stereotype in re-establishing individuality over gender. She has taken to mono-acting and poetry to speak for women's rights and against media's objectification of women.

Sampat Pal Devi

She is THE most badass woman of them all. Founder of the Gulaabi Gang- they beat abusive husbands with lathis and surprisingly, they have succeeded in ending casing of domestic violence. 

Shanti Tigga

Mother of two, Shanti Tigga is the first female combat soldier of the Indian army. Moreover, she defeated all her other male counterparts during their physical test. 

Sushmita Sen

When her contempories were busy getting married or focusing on their career, the gorgeous Sushmita Sen decided to adopt her first child, without the society getting in her way. After a gap of ten years, she went on to adopting her second child. 

Sunitha Krishnan 

A victim of a horrific gangrape when she was only 16, she now runs a successful NGO that rehabilitates sex trafficked women, despite facing death threats.

Irom Sharmila 

Better known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom has beenon fast for the last fourteen years to protest against the atrocities carried out by the Army in Manipur under Armed Forces Special Powers Act which grants special powers to military and paramilitary forces and keeps them outside the purview of the courts.

Here's raising a toast to the changing society, who earlier saw women as the weaker and the second sex. 

Happy Women's Day!

By ~ Vibhuti Gupta


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