Women, who were open in their life style and dress, were considered liberated and modern. Women who did not follow the culture and were disrespectful towards it were labeled as liberated. But would it not have been better if instead of all this, the mind was liberated? And instead of probing at the lower level and a narrow spectrum of the word "liberation" a broader and an open outlook would have been more helpful?
If women had been suppressed, there would have been no women rulers till the modern era. The true essence of liberation is liberation of the mind with a broader outlook, greater understanding, and the will and determination to face any situation in life without being labeled as the weaker gender.
Written in 2004 by Vikki K. --- Maharastra, India