10 Strong Women Who Refused To Comply With Societal Stereotypes

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You should be more courteous, and more submissive, stop staying up late, be more feminine, sit up straight, get married, and have a family, among other things. If you come from a conservative home, chances are good that you have heard such statements if you are a woman. Everyone keeps attempting to impose what they think is best for us women, but what authority do they have to examine and guide our decisions?

Regardless of which woman you are, our culture has oppressed us all in some way. If not directly, then certainly indirectly, we have all been asked to submit. However, every woman has the same right to live a free life as a male.

The well-known women who refused to conform to such conventional norms and who refused to allow society to dictate them are as follows:

1. Neena Gupta became pregnant out of wedlock and got married at 42

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Famous Indian personality Neena Gupta is an excellent actress and television director. When she was thirty, she became pregnant outside of marriage. She received derogatory comments from society for being pregnant by a foreigner who was already married and had children. Despite this, Neena did not give up.

She got pregnant and eventually gave birth to a child she later named Masaba. She struggled to work hard for her film profession while being a single mother for a considerable amount of time. She eventually fell in love at the age of 42 and wed in 2008. She made one strong point, namely that many people wanted her to marry so that her baby would have a name. She responded, “I can earn and take care of my daughter very well, myself,” to this.

2. Priyanka Chopra Jonas who got married to a guy 10 years younger and became a mother at 39 through surrogacy

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One of the most admired celebrities of all time is PCJ, the Miss World 2000 Pageant winner. She married Nick Jonas, a highly well-known American singer, songwriter, and actor, out of love when she was 36 years old and he was 26.

Even though society has consistently made derogatory remarks about how she could wed a man who is 10 years her junior and claimed that their union wouldn’t last long, they have now been happily married for three years. Age is not a factor in a flawless demonstration of love.

3. Farah Khan who gave birth to triplets via the IVF method and talked openly about it

Farah Khan is a film director, performer, and choreographer. She gave birth to her three lovely children, Anya, Czar, and Dive, via IVF. She openly asserts that our decisions define who we are, and she is extremely proud of her three beautiful children, the mothers of whom she became an IVF mother at the age of 43 after writing an open letter.

She claims that rather than following societal expectations, she had children when she was finally ready and wanted to.

Farah Khan said,

Our choices make us. I became an IVF mom at 43 and I am glad I did so. I wish a great motherhood to all women out there who want to be mothers – naturally or otherwise. An open letter to all the women out there, reminding them that #ItsAWomansCall Are you with me ladies?

4. Raveena Tandon becoming a mother to adopted kids at 21

Raveena Tandon is a stunning Indian actress, model, and producer who was born and raised in Mumbai. At the young age of 21, she adopted two lovely kids named Chhaya and Pooja, becoming a mother. She claims that my cousin, who passed away very suddenly, was the mother of these two young daughters.

She decided to adopt those two girls since she did not appreciate how their former guardians had treated them. She was frequently questioned about why she was a single mother at such a young age and what would happen if she never found love again. She replied, “Take it or leave it; this is how I am, and so is my life.”

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5. Kareena Kapoor got married to a divorcee with two teen children

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan fell in love while filming the 2008 movie Tashan. They chose to get married after dating for a while, and Kareena Kapoor received a lot of “cautious remarks,” most of which were unfavourable. How can you marry a man who is 10 years your senior, divorced, and has two children, everyone used to ask her?

Even strangers used to tell her, “Your career might be over.” She responds to such comments by saying that marriage and love are not sins; let’s try it out and see what happens. She is a content wife and mother of two children right now.

In one of the episodes of Koffee with Karan, Kareena said,

I’m just glad that people are doing things now and talking more about their love. When I wanted to marry Saif, everyone was like, ‘He has two children, he has been divorced. Are you sure you want to do this?’ They were like, ‘Your career will be over.’ And I was like, ‘Such a big crime to be in love? Such a big crime to get married? Let’s do it, let’s see what happens.

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6. Indian Badminton Player Jwala Gutta who froze her eggs

Professional badminton player Jwala Gutta exclaimed in an interview with great pride that raising children is a major duty that requires a lot of commitment. As long as she is playing for her nation, she claims she does not want to have children.

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She continues by saying that she has spoken with her doctor about the process of freezing her eggs and that she was persuaded by the doctor’s encouraging reaction.

7. Suhasini Mulay who got married at the age of 62

According to rumours, Suhasini Mulay and her partner had a live-in relationship up until the 1990s. However, things did not work out very well for them, and they eventually parted ways. Suhasini lived her life without having a committed partnership up until roughly 2010.

According to her, one should only commit to someone when they are fully willing to do so, not because society expects us to. After meeting with Professor Atul Gurtu, a physicist, for one and a half months, they were wed on January 16, 2011.

Suhasini Mulay told HT,

You are getting committed because you want to, not because society is pushing you. There is enough pressure from friends, country men, luckily not from my mother, who I wanted him to meet first. We got married within one and a half months of meeting each other on January 16, 2011. It’s been 10 years now

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8. Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen adopted 2 girls

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When Sushmita Sen adopted her first child, Renee, she was 24 years old and already a single mother. At the age of 24, she claims that it was one of the best choices she ever made. Motherhood is the most wonderful thing in the world, and society cannot tell you when it is appropriate to have children or if you need a partner to help you raise them. She was only acting to protect herself, nothing else.

9. Konkana Sen Sharma with her ex-husband chooses to co-parent their children

Konkana Sen Sharma, an Indian actress, writer, and filmmaker who recently wed Ranvir Shorey, filed for divorce in 2020. Although their split came as a great shock and was unexpected, they maturely chose to not allow it to have any impact on their son Haroon.

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Konkana decided to co-parent Haroon even though she had a falling out with her husband in a world where everyone doubts every move a certain creature makes. The world needs folks like this.

10. At 39 Tanishaa Mukerji had her eggs frozen

Actress Tanisha Mukerji recently admitted to freezing her eggs at the age of 39 and claimed that it was a personal decision. In the meanwhile, she continues, I love pregnant ladies because they experience the most beautiful time in a woman’s life, and the baby glow is just too alluring, but I’m also delighted that I was able to freeze my eggs. She asserts that it is acceptable to not get married, to not be in a committed relationship and that you do not require a guy to define you in this world.

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Tanisha said,

Adopt, there’s enough in this world. More people need to go out and talk about this. It’s okay for women to not have children. That’s not the only calling in your life. It’s okay to not get married, not be in a relationship and not define yourself with a man beside you

These are a few remarkable ladies who, unquestionably, deserve the utmost respect and gratitude from every one of us.

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