You’re such a beautiful girl they say, I got that from my mother, she is really pretty, especially when she lets her hair down and wears Kundan jewellery. You’re so strong they say, I got that from my masi, she fought patriarchy and oppression, and she carries herself so elegantly that you wouldn’t know how…
When my eyes fell on her, a small gasp escaped my mouth. The gasp brought everybody’s attention towards me and then everybody followed my line of vision to look at the woman i was looking at. The hall echoed with gasps. The lights of the hall dimmed and the only source of warm strong light came from the lamp hanging over the head of Sapna Choudhury.
Well, that is what I learnt first about menstruation, ‘DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT’.
Most of the domestic violence, sexual violence, and marital rape cases in India are also never reported. Going by the pure numbers, these cases are grossly under-reported.
She had spent two decades of her life talking to people she didn’t like, touching the feet of relatives she didn’t respect, going to social gatherings that made her feel lonely. She had spent two decades of her life trying to please everybody and she was tired of it all.
Jealousy and gossip can seriously harm the advancement of feminism. When women don’t support each other, it gives patriarchal men a chance to suppress women more. The most important aspect of feminism is women lifting up other women.