If You Must Assume the Goddess : Be Kali! Not Sita!
November 2, 2013
SITA: She’s the conventional woman and wife all Indian women are told to be like. She is a husband-worshipper. She follows and obeys him passively. She accepts his rejection and injustice. Follows his orders blindly, embracing loneliness, poverty, sacrificing her self and her life for him. She even jumps into fire for him!
KALI: She assumes her power in full, and refuses to take injustice and abuse from men. She is not afraid to actively fight for her own protection and that of others who are oppressed. She is not afraid of challenging the wrong, of standing her ground. She looks the ugliness of repression in the face, and responds to it with the might and glory of her own powers. she does not care if the expression of her powers frightens the world that has come to expect women to take oppression like Sita does, sweetly and passively.