In Hindu culture, women are given great respect. In that case, a question may arise if killing Tataka was Dharma or not?
A woman who does not show feminity is not a woman. Stri is the mother. She is the embodiment of gentleness, love, affection, peace, compassion, etc. A woman who does not show these characters is not a woman. Tataka and Shurpanaka had a feminine form, but with character they were not women. Hence killing them was not Adharma.
Today, we see the modern woman asking this question, “Is woman equal to man?” The answer is NO. Woman is far more superior to Man. They can do all those things that man can do and much more. Nature has built them that way. So, if one tries to equal woman and man, it is like degrading the woman.
Swamiji says that we should learn womanhood from the lioness. In a herd of lions, there is one male lion and many lionesses and cubs. The male does not hunt. It is the female who hunts the food, take care of the cubs and bring food for the family. But still, it does not disrespect the lion. Why? Because, it is the lion who protects the herd from the outsiders. Without the lion, any lion from a different herd can come and attack them. The lion and the lionesses live in harmony with this mutual understanding of their own strengths and lives happily without complaining. Let us learn this virtue of womanhood from the lioness.