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!