….if you’re a woman in India

India is indeed beautiful; the scenery, the culture, colors and so many people of different caste and creed living together. But indeed the people of this country make it all look so ugly, their thoughts, actions and behavior speaks it all. A country where people believe their men to be men and women; well, they are meant to be in kitchen, always keep the voice low coz they cannot express their thoughts and it’s against their rights, blame them for everything, and consider them as an object they can mishandle and misbehave with, and still have their way

It clearly reflects the sad state of women in our country. We might think that we’re all changing with the times, but truth be told, we’re really not. And let’s not even get started on the fact that so, so many rapes and murders get unreported on a daily basis because women are scared, or threatened, or lack courage to speak for themselves as society would not let them live at peace. It’s nothing but ironic that while we worship goddesses with devotion and respect in our hearts, the real woman has no place here. If that isn’t saddening, nothing else will be.

We have observed a fair share of black days in humanity before, but I would simply end by saying that every day is a black day for humanity if you’re a woman in India.

#startwiththeboys

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24 thoughts on “….if you’re a woman in India

  1. Clearly things have to change to give the woman a voice Kruti. I imagine it’s far less a problem in the cities than in small towns and villages?
    Starting with young boys and educating them into respect is a good thing unless fathers are teaching them the way things have always been.
    Perhaps lessons in school devoted to the way women have rights in other countries and how those countries have progressed.
    But you Kruti, how would you like to see the change come about? What would you do with the politicians and police who don’t enforce laws about the rapes that happen? Your country had one of the first female Prime Ministers so clearly a strong female voice can prevail.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    1. illiteracy is the root problem David. If the women are educated they know how to fight situations and also i beleieve they lack courage and i dont blame them for it, society is to be blamed but a little courage would definitely call out for all like minded people and many of them can actually save themselves

  2. It is awakening what you write. I am glad that you have found a different destiny. It is always unbelievable when we hear the stories of rapings and the men get away. But not even that. The raped women are the ones who get punished for what the men did to them. It is horrifying.

  3. “It clearly reflects the sad state of women in our country. We might think that we’re all changing with the times, but truth be told, we’re really not. And let’s not even get started on the fact that so, so many rapes and murders get unreported on a daily basis because women are scared, or threatened, or lack courage to speak for themselves as society would not let them live at peace. It’s nothing but ironic that while we worship goddesses with devotion and respect in our hearts, the real woman has no place here. If that isn’t saddening, nothing else will be.”

    America is not really much better as far as attitudes and violence against women is concerned. I find that it is strongest among the christian churches who use their bible to silence women. There is a lot of rape that is happening and the women are blamed for it.

    1. really?? but i feel women there are stronger coz they are educated. Here, rural cases, poor souls are all scared and often in a very very very sad state. Urban women on contrary are stronger – hit them and they hit back but rape – Phew!!! it needs to stop

  4. It is very true that changing the evil side of male dominance needs to begin with good men to step in to change the basic attitudes of not only men but of women as well. The first and most profound influence upon young boys begins with their mothers, who often, whether they realize it or not, unconsciously permit the atmosphere and teachings that affect boys of all ages to continue. Yes, education certainly is the answer to improving gender relations, and somehow this education must involve the teaching of both boys and girls.

    I once did a sociology paper on male dominance, which I entitled “Women Fear their Husbands Because They Are Taught by their Mothers to Fear their Fathers.” This is an over-simplification of the problem, of course, but it is something to think about. This is an issue all over the world to varying degrees, in some areas more than others. The basic problem is How to create a genuine equality of men and women. The message for boys is that their father is the boss and must be respected at all times…and that someday they (the boys) will be the Fathers. The girls get the same message but also learn to be submissive BECAUSE they are girls and will be women.

    Maybe I will rewrite that paper and turn it into a blog post. What do you think?

  5. This is very powerful – strong – I appreciate you are sharing it – this was a great educational, informative to my team, as we are visiting Indi – Thank you!!

  6. Thanks for this post, Kruti. It’s true, it all starts at a young age, and with responsible parents. It’s such a hard cycle to break, especially once politics are infused in the topic. Here in the States, we have our share of crime, and some of it has become institutionalized due to the unintended consequence of government actions. I truly believe that one day, humanity will become enlightened. It’s just a matter of time.

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