I know people love Days, especially the ones when they can celebrate their love and support for women and boast how much they believe in Feminism.
Tomorrow, when they go back to their offices, they’ll sexualize their secretaries. When the 30 year old woman gets a better designation than them, they’ll defame and question her ability to stand out. Tomorrow, when a woman will get a rich, handsome husband, her female colleagues will slut-shame her. Tomorrow when a girl would want to enjoy/live/pursue her dreams, she’ll be repeatedly reminded that she is a woman, and there are ‘things’ women aren’t supposed to do! Tomorrow, ten hundred more rapes will happen. Tomorrow, there will be more acid attacks than ever! Tomorrow, breasts and buttocks will again be treated as some ‘ sexual thingies’. Tomorrow, I’ll receive messages that will either threaten my safety or they’ll tell me how ugly I am with all those acne, scars and fat on my body.
This list is endless…
I was supposed to write something positive about women’s day in this Collaboration. But I just couldn’t resist writing how misogyny has overthrown feminism.
Oprah Winfrey said that speaking your truth is the most powerful thing ever ! And here is the truth, the real meaning of women’s day isn’t just screaming #GirlPower and giving quotes on how the status of women in our society can be elevated. The real women’s day will be celebrated when we actually start practicing it!
I don’t want to be worshipped in the daylight and harassed during the night. I want my freedom not because I am a girl, but because I am a human. I am delicate and there are thousands things that I can not do. But I am strong as well and there are the other thousand amazing things that I excel in.
My life is filled with some really talented, smart and compassionate girls and women, like those taking part in this collab, but believe me there are many such hidden talents that can even outsmart the brightest of the lot, given the chance. Let them grow. Let’s not chop off their wings. Let’s practice women’s day everyday!
In the hope of a better and brighter feminism,
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