Under Threat

I belong to a nation where we worship a Goddess but kill a girl child in the womb.
It’s a place where a daughter is seen as a burden on her father, a bad luck for her family
A place where women can’t have opinions and must agree to the men in her life,
The nation where a girl’s worth is decided by her ability to serve the family and demand nothing in return

Where a woman is seen more as a sex doll than a person with feelings,
Where the length of a girl’s skirt decides the amount of morals she holds.
A place where good boys enter their house at 12 but a girl roaming the streets after 9 is looking for a hookup,
Where a girl drinking with a guy means she is sleeping with him or at least waiting for it!

It’s a place where rape victims hang their heads low while the perpetrator sees it as a badge of his manliness.
I come from a nation where an early marriage is seen as a solution to increasing sexual assaults.
It’s the nation where a husband owns the life of his wife because marital rape is not rape!
Where a man beats his wife to release stress and forces himself on her because well, that’s his right as a husband!

Where at 22, a girl is ready to raise a family of her own but not old enough to spend an evening with her friends,
A nation where a girl can’t go out with her male friends but a complete stranger is attached to her as a husband,
Where boys want to marry a virgin girl but will call their girlfriend old school if she refuses to sleep with him
A place where the ability to choose is a luxury women have no business indulging in!

A place where the life giver has no right on her own life, a place where she is under threat!

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Ben Aqiba says:

    Wow, I believe that time will come when the things will change.All we have to fight against discrimination in all fields ! This post is one way ! Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      You are right, we are all fighting and thank you for the feedback

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Celt Peadar says:

    My Gosh! Is that true? Where do you come from?

    Very moving post… Can I translate it and show it to my Polish readers sometime?

    Greetings, My Friend! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      You can surely translate it for your Polish friends 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Celt Peadar says:

        Thanks! I will credit you, of course. Where are you from?

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Yamini says:

        I am from India, a South Asian country… This is my attempt to bring out the situations some of us are facing and create awareness so that their lives are altered in some little way!

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      3. Celt Peadar says:

        Do the things you wrote about happen there very often?

        Liked by 1 person

      4. Yamini says:

        Not everything happens to everyone, I have written the worst things that can happen to women here. But everyone is battling one thing or the other. Rapes are on the rise but few are reported. And what happens within a family may never come out… Like marital rape… It isn’t seen as a crime.

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  3. Niharika suri says:

    Powerfully written. Unfortunately this is the truth which is right infront of us, yet not acknowledged often by many.
    You have perfectly captured that truth.
    We need such voices
    We need to hear such voices..

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation and I hope my words can bring about a change!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Whatever you do, keep fighting. One day things will change, but the greater the outcry, the quicker the result.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is such a powerful piece. I admire you for bringing these issues to the forefront. It’s not easy to do. I feel that these issues are not talked about. I sometimes feel that I live in place with the same issues. I’m from the US and women are treated just as badly here. They are raped, forced into human trafficking, and are looked down on because they want to work and better themselves. It discourages me sometimes, but I just remember that one day things will change. I do all I can to encourage others especially to keep fighting and keep going whenever I get the chance to do so. If we don’t stand up for what’s right and help others to understand then nothing will ever happen. No changes will ever be made. Thank you for sharing this with us. As a fellow woman I will do all I can to stand with you and help you. This is a subject I feel very strongly about and I love to share my thoughts on this. I feel it’s important. Thanks again for sharing your heart with us.

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    1. Yamini says:

      I am glad that you could relate to my thoughts but this also means that we are all going through the same. Whichever part of the world we move to, women are seen as second class citizens or trophies to the men in their life. It is sad how our identity is lost…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes that’s true. We are. I agree with you. We can change that one life at a time. It is sad how our identity is lost. But that will change. We change that. There’s always hope. I will never give up on seeing that change come to pass.

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      2. Yamini says:

        Yes…we will bring about that change!

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Pankanzy says:

    That’s Only One Side Of The Coin,and I Don’t Want To Flip The Coin.Nice Post

    Liked by 1 person

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