Centuries have come, and centuries have gone, but our plight in our country does not seem to change. Is it because we are seen as a possession or an item instead of a human being. I don’t know!
Time has helplessly watched us suffering in the form of discrimination, oppression, exploitation, degradation, aggression, humiliation. We are supposed to have occupied importance in Vedas, but what I ask is not any worship but respect and equality.
We have been subjected to what not, yet at times we keep quiet, not that we are weak, it is just to avoid humiliation or maybe protect ourselves from further harm. We are vulnerable at times, I do agree, but we have a stronger will and intellectual power than you possess. Yeah, do you know who I am?
I am your mother who gave birth to you, I am your sister who protected you from bullies in the school and shared everything I had, I am your wife, your better half, and I am your daughter who idolizes you. But before that don’t you forget, I am a woman.
I am woman, but dear men, this is what I want to tell you.
Respect and honour every women in your life. I agree, human desires needs to be satisfied, but raping women is a crime and disgrace to your existence. She maybe a prostitute, but don’t you dare rape her, because you have no right to. Before you even think of eve teasing a girl walking on the road, think what you would have done if that girl were your own mother, sister or wife, this may sound harsh, but would have broken the other man’s bones for doing such a thing. Punishment’s the same for everyone, so I suggest if you don’t want to break your bones don’t eve tease or molest. Because this time, it will be the women folk who will be breaking your bones. And to all the policemen out there, every girl that comes to the station, please treat them with something called compassion and don’t aggravate their already existing unbearable pain, I demand it not request it. And for all those god men and politicians who think ladies with miniskirts or tight dresses attract men, then I would say that is why the institute of marriage exists. And if you see any incidents of crime against women, please open up, don’t turn a blind eye on the brutalities.
There exist also crime against women by women. Shocked? Don’t be.
So to all those women,
Don’t treat another woman as a rag doll, because she isn’t one. All of us are born human, so empathy and compassion is the least one could expect.
The least I could say is I am a woman, and your freedom ends at the tip of my body.