08 March 2014

Women will solve their own problems — Swami Vivekananda

In this website we have been writing a series of articles of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on womanhood. Now on 8 March 2014 (International Women's Day), we are going to to make a presentation on Swami Vivekananda's quotes on women's problem and how they themselves can solve them.

Women will work out their own destinies -- much better,
too, than men can ever do for them
—Swami Vivekananda
 Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Educate your women first and leave them to themselves; then they will tell you what reforms are necessary for them. In matters concerning them, who are you?[Source]

Our right of interference is limited entirely to giving education. Women must be put in a position to solve their own problems in their own way. No one can or ought to do this for them. And our Indian women are as capable of doing it as any in the world.[Source]

Do you mean to say that the divinity back of a woman can ever be cheated? It never was and never will be, It always asserts itself. Unfailingly it detects fraud, it detects hypocrisy, unerringly it feels the warmth of truth, the light of spirituality, the holiness of purity.[Source]

Women will work out their own destinies -- much better, too, than men can ever do for them. All the mischief to women has come because men undertook to shape the destiny of women.[Source]

Liberty is the first condition of growth. It is wrong, a thousand times wrong, if any of you dares to say, "I will work out the salvation of this woman or child." I am asked again and again, what I think of the widow problem and what I think of the woman question. Let me answer once for all — am I a widow that you ask me that nonsense? Am I a woman that you ask me that question again and again? Who are you to solve women's problems? Are you the Lord God that you should rule over every widow and every woman? Hands off! They will solve their own problems.[Source]

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