To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.I studied it during my school days. In my last post I mentioned about the advantages of being a girl. Every coin has two faces. If I've to be honest then there are many reasons why I won't wish to be a girl.I love my country and I am proud of it. But for some reasons I am not happy. I am a firm believer and advocator of female rights and I have written many things about female sexual exploitation and abuse in my blog. Our country is rapidly progressing at a faster pace. It is quite obvious that by 2020 we may proudly call our country as a developed nation.The tag of Agricultural country is being replaced by Industrialization and Technology. This is a matter of pride for us. But tell me what do you mean by a developed nation? Our country is predominantly a male oriented society.
Coming back to the discussion of developed nation, I would ask you to look at France, Germany, Japan, England and the USA. They are developed nations since ages. Have you ever seen crimes taking place in such nation? I mean crime against women. No,You must not have heard. Even if you have heard I feel that the ratio of crimes there might be less. But if you consider India, then in every single minute females are being exploited, abused and harassed. I sometimes feel bad when I tune into the news channels to see Rapes, Incest, girl molestation, Harassment's related news etc. Was our nation like this before or are every nation like this? In developed countries all human beings are treated equally and given equal rights. Why such a discrimination in our nation? I agree the cast, creed, religion, race etc are few other factors that need to be taken care of. But at this juncture , I just wish to highlight this point. I remember writing a poem last year. The theme was child abuse. It was the story of a little girl called Amy who was abused by some fiend.This person came into her life one day and nipped her in the bud. A little girl of 8 who once who used to play with her friends and who had dreamt of being a successful person in society failed to accomplish her goals.You can read it here.
I really felt bad when I wrote that for the first time. I've read many articles related to the same subject. Do you believe when I say that ours is the only country where girls are asked to do household works and her brothers are send to school? In fact it happens in most North Indian states like Rajasthan and Haryana. Every hour Indian news channel shows such disturbing news about rapes, molestation's, abuses etc. These factors are not milestones to any developing nation in fact they are hindrances. We fail to understand this. Our capital city is turning out to be the rape capital of the country.Women security is the need of the hour.I remember taking part in a group discussion during my campus placements. We were asked to talk on Women safety. This was supposedly a piece of cake and we had many factors that could be discussed on this topic. Our country is growing, India is progressing. This should be reflected on everything. By everything I mean equal rights, respecting women etc.We have various Deity who are females,we have various goddesses. We have females occupying topmost position of our country. Our president and Speaker are females.Coming back to the school bit. What kind of mother would she be who distributes her love unequally towards her children, even she is a woman. What will she achieve by sending her son to school by keeping her daughter stay back at home and do household tasks. In certain villages in rural India, people kill the girl child as soon as they are born. They are killed before they see the first light of the day.It is only our country where mouthing bad words related to females are considered a great sign of masculinity. This is the dark side of our country and it can hamper a nation. We are in the ages where we have 33% rights for women in the parliament. Thus I believe that such exploitation's against women's should not take place in any country. If there are 10 advantages of being a girl,then there are 1000 disadvantages of being the same.
We need to wake up!!