Hello to my lovely progressive thinkers, this one is especially for you. For those who have a conservative thought process, you are most welcome to read on and be enlightened that perhaps yours is the most popular and hence correct viewpoint. I am loud, sometimes crass, misfit and very unladylike. Okay punish me for being loud but what on earth is misfit and unladylike? I sit with my legs open because it is comfortable and not because I am inviting a dick into my vagina. Is that clear enough? I work at office till 2am, sometimes even 6am and then take a cab home. I reach office at 11am and work my ass off till late because I like my work and it is important to me. Please try not to degrade it. I go on solo trips because I like to travel and there is no hidden agenda in that. I can say yes to travel with just about anyone if they are trustworthy, doesn’t mean I am an easy catch. I am a girl, not a ball. There is no such thing as an easy catch. Please don’t confuse my interest in traveling as my interest in those I say yes to travel with. Yes, I might guffaw too loud at a lewd joke, why is that a problem? It breaks my heart every time I or any other girl is subjected to this torture. Soon enough, they will attack to break our spirit too. Please, just stop. My parents are very supportive and kind people who have only ever encouraged me with full trust, they do not deserve to hear such trash. They are scared to let me do things alone, they have to calculate my safety at every step and yet they allow me. Least of all, respect that. You have no clue what I have been through, so you should not have any opinion on me. And those of you who know me and still have this opinion, please stop flaunting your support for girl empowerment. You are nothing but a hypocrite masquerading as a preacher of a cause you don’t actually support! Like a wise guy once said, “Excuse me! Ye lijiye aapki soch. Mujhe giri hui mili thi.”
“Let the truth be told-women do as a rule live through such humiliations, and regain their spirits, and again look about them with an interested eye” says Thomas Hardy one of his books which was first published in 1891. My point in stating this particular sentence from the book is the confusion I feel at its interpretation. Was this said to show the strength the women kind possess or simply stated to say whatever be done with women, they will be okay with it. Just because women know how to cope up with it (not all can), doesn’t mean they will be put in such a situation. The quote follows an unpleasant incident that happens with the female protagonists who is really put down by whisperings around her about what happened but still wants to be happy and is determined to be so. A girl who was wronged by a man due to her ignorance but still doesnt give in to the social norms and decides to stay independent. Though Hardy shows how strong the girl is, the inability of the girl to stop what happened leaves me morose. She deserved all good in the world but was thrown towards unknown by her own family. I wish people could stop projecting girls with plight. That is not all about us. Just accepting women are mentally strong is not enough, to pledge not to test her is just as important.