Women And Superstition


There is no denying the fact that women are the worst victims of superstition in our country. At the same time they are the main agents who propagate superstitions most. The whole society should acknowledge and understand this fact, so that, ways can be found to eliminate this mental slavery of women.  MANS has chalked out  a constructive programme of eradication of superstition.

The superstitions harboured by women are much too deep-rooted. The reasons are many. They have to face many more difficulties and obstructions, defeats, despair and calamities than the men. Consequently the helplessness that arises out of these is much more pronounced in women than in men. No wonder they become more superstitious.

The second reason is our male dominated society. A good husband and a son is the sole achievement that a woman can aspire to in life. Almost all the religions in the world relegate woman to a secondary status, denying all knowledge and learning to her for thousands of years. These religious teachings are so deep rooted that women have now come to believe that all this is but natural and they tend to find support and help in this very disparity and discrimination engendered by religion between the genders.

She embraces all outmoded traditions, customs, and rituals with practically no change even to this day. Lack of education lack of jobs or any means of earning, becoming victim to sexual atrocities, less remuneration for the same amount and kind of work, denial of property rights and being looked at as objects of pleasure in the adds, push her into superstition and accepting her lot without protest.

MANS organises awareness programs to  eradicate superstitions prevailing in women frequently. A state-level conference was arranged in the past. Guidelines were chalked out to get rid of age old customs. Women activists of ANS arrange the meetings in this regard and discuss the matter in depth.