Don’t cry like GIRLS!
Often boys are told this. Just one sentence that has such a heavy and dark meaning to it. Are we are telling our boys that girls are weak? Are we telling are girls that they are not strong enough?
This is such a sexist statement, that girls and boys often grow up listening to. Aren’t we not preparing our generations to become what we ourselves criticize. Telling the boys that they can man handle the girls when they want to. Assuring the girls that they always need someone to protect them.
We don’t realize but many things that we put into the minds of our children leads to changes in the society. It’s all on us how to raise them. Whether we want to nurture them with good practices or we want to lead them to a weak and filthy future.
Somewhere deep down, when we give it a thought, we understand that such statements encourage the bigger problems to come challenge us in future. The dark reality of eve teasing and rapes starts to haunt us starting from the four walls.
I pledge not to raise my children with such sexist statements to contribute towards what little I can do for the society.
After all, it’s a matter of our children’s future!
morning, was bright & shining
with life all around
there were birds singing
as I touched my feet to the ground
give me a hug my princess
dad caressed my forehead
come, have your breakfast sweety
said mom with milk & bread
this world really was a perfect place
until, I stepped out of the gate
walking my way to college
they started to follow
lewd notes on my frame
made my spirit hollow
there was a push & hit
didn’t know what to think
ran as hard as i could
it was torn – my hood
my world became horrid & bent
i pinched myself to check
if it was a nightmare
or was i even breathing
i die a thousand deaths
to see that I am not safe
why for me in the whole world
my home is the only place
Can we term Sexual abuse as terrorism?
My vote goes to say YES!! You want to ask why??
Because it has the capacity to terrorize the victim, fill them with grief and puts them into a state of mind which requires a lot of effort to come out of. Sexual abuse is been experienced by many children and I don’t think there is a way to find out the numbers, as most of the victims choose not to disclose it.
It is sad that a girl accepts the life where she is challenged everyday with sexual abuse out in the open. On the road – walking, in a bus – travelling, sitting alone in a park and many other places. She starts to think that those idiots have a sad frame of mind and she will have to deal with it and hence, she prepares herself which she must but the right way to deal with the problem is to deal with the culprits in a strict manner.
I have experienced it and there are many more like me. It could happen anywhere, be it home or outside. Everyday, using the local transport in New Delhi, made me so easily accessible for all those sick idiots. They would just stand close, giving an excuse that the bus is too crowded. They would rub their body against wherever they could get access to you. Their filthy looks and such shameless attitude.
The abuse can be intensive or not too intensive, yet, it leaves a mark on your mind never to be washed away. It kills you from the inside every moment.
Even till date, when I think of those days when I faced the abuse, I get goosebumps.
The question in my mind now is – how are my daughters going to face it? A challenge that haunts me!!