Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2020)
The woman and the re-image of a women
Author(s): Nargis Khatoon
Abstract: In this Article ‘the Women’ means, a woman who is not bounded or imposed with the cultural and religious influence, a woman who is only ‘herself’, a woman who is independent of religious and cultural norms, rules and expectations, a woman of a real face that how she would be if she would free from the impositions and restrictions of the socially constructed rules and regulations. ‘Re-image’ here means ‘to portray’, how a woman portray herself to the society for the sake to overcome the expectations which is the emergence of the socially constructed norms or culture, here I mean that how religion and culture gives a directions to one’s life and how it produces an identity of a woman in her surroundings. The socially patriarchic dominated norms of culture and religion victimize the real face of a woman. In the patriarchic world nobody keeps any concern with the struggling and compromising phase of a woman. No doubt the male has dominated the female in decision making processes, but those resulted in the shaping of cultural and religious norms. In this paper it is highlighted that what would be the real world of a woman if she would be free from the socially constructed norms and how a woman has been taken away from her real world and a re-image has been prepared according to the so called cultural and religious norms.