March 08, 2014

Lets face the truth...

 

While you are watching this video...
Some helpless woman in India is getting raped for no fault of hers (except ofcourse that she is a 'woman')...
Some unsuspecting school girl is getting bottom pinched and touched (in the wrong places) in a crowded bus on her way home from school...
A bunch of street loafers are passing lewd remarks at the dutiful housewife, making a cheap spectacle out of her as she buys vegetables in the market...
An independent professional in a multinational company is filing a case against her colleague or senior for sexual harassment...
The same senior or colleague is sneering behind her back with his friends, knowing that she would never be able to prove it...
A doting wife has just discovered her husband's clandestine affair and is wondering where she went wrong...
An office secretary has agreed to compromise with her boss because she cannot afford to lose the job during a crucial family emergency...
A young tired daughter-in-law of a renowned political household dreads her unborn child's fate as she is literally dragged into the radiologist's clinic by her husband to determine the sex of the baby...
A seventeen year old is scarred for life because some boy just called her 'ugly'...
A new bride shudders with fear as she ices her trembling skin singed by the cigarette butt her perverse husband has used on her last night...
An innocent eleven year old girl has been touched by her favorite uncle and feels angry at herself...
A kitchen 'accident' is been planned for the docile daughter in law who has been exhausted from fulfilling never ending dowry demands...
A young college girl is oblivious that she is being followed by a masked scooterist with an acid vial in hand...
A house help is being brutally beaten and called a thief because something in the house is misplaced and cannot be found...
A woman is called 'loose' because she has more male friends than females...
A rape victim is being judged as having 'asked for it' only because she had been wearing a short skirt and a tank top at the time of the heinous crime...
A twelve year old village girl has been bought for Rs 25,000 from her family, while the poor child is unaware of the trafficking scandal that lies ahead of her...
Nothing is making sense for the pregnant woman just diagnosed as HIV+ve, to whom the world will cease to exist only after the confession from her coward husband who will refuse to meet her eyes...

And all this was happening to some woman somewhere...while you were busy humming the song in  that video.

Happy Woman's Day? Really?? 


Promise me a society where every woman is appreciated as an equal, where her mind is valued and her body is respected and her vulnerability is not considered a weakness, where her physical strength is not exploited to prove her inferior.
Promise me that kind of a society first...and then maybe, you can wish me 'Happy Woman's day'

4 comments :

Nikita said...

Mind Blowing. I simply loved the last part.

Our country needs to wake up...

Enigma said...

A very powerful post. It is horrifying that within a matter of minutes, so many lives have been pushed through hell, as you said, for no fault of their own. It seems like a continuous social degeneration.

Why celebrate a so-called women's day? What is so happy about it?

In my opinion, not just one day, but everyday that we exist as women in the overly patriarchal society and have the resources and space to raise our voice against the injustice done to us - that, is a big reason to celebrate. Scores of women have fought and possibly lost lives too in the struggle which has continued since more than a century. I am not saying that the struggle is over but only that we are on a path towards that kind of liberation you mentioned in the end. The pace is very slow, sometimes it does seem like we are not moving forward. But we are. It is not that easy to get rid of one such deeply entrenched cultural model like patriarchy. And it is equally disturbing to know how much s**t women have to deal with on a regular basis.

pri said...

@ Nikita
It sure does. Looking forward to that day...

pri said...

@ Enigma
///In my opinion, not just one day, but everyday that we exist as women in the overly patriarchal society and have the resources and space to raise our voice against the injustice done to us - that, is a big reason to celebrate.///
I could not agree more.
I hope to live to see the day when we can make a significant change in this so called patriarchal society and be liberated in the true sense of the word.