every step women take forward, they must go back a few steps
more. It is not just physical immobility that constricts women's
freedom but social prejudice and parochial state mechanisms
that ensure that they go only so far. Social constraints are
so strong that they even manage to make women believe that
they are not entitled to freedoms equal to their male counterparts.
Thus they give in to the conspiracy of setting limits to their
freedom. But what really is 'freedom' for a woman, and how
free is she really?
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