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038 deepika Singh
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“ If the women’s movement can be summed up in a single phrase, ‘it is the right to choose’.” – Beatrice Faust.

Right to choose is a human right and every individual should have it. Then why are women exempted from it? Many women across different parts of the world does not have the choice of pursuing their career. They do not have to choice to marry a person of their liking. They are stripped away from education and entitled to someone other man once they reach a certain age. Men are put with unlimited power in their hands to choose what they think is best for their wives, daughters, mothers or sisters. Women do not have the right to choose even if it is the matter of their own body. Girls are forced to abort. They are forced not to abort. Why cant they chose this for themselves? Why can’t a woman choose if and when she want to have a child?

In each and every aspect of life, all a woman does is sacrifice and compromise. Sacrifice their education, dreams, jobs and body. And somehow all this have been so normalized that we do not even pay much heed to it. We raise the issue of gender equality, gender stereotypes, sexism, feminism, patriarchy, but we fail to acknowledge the root cause behind all such matters. The right to choose. A woman has the right to choose the best for herself and her body and I believe that no one should intervene in it.