The fight is to attain gender equality; not to topple the patriarchy to make room for a matriarchy. The fight is to attain race equality; not to topple the white supremacy to make room for a black one. That would be just replacing one injustice with another. As we fight all the injustice in the world, we may have just forgotten that.
There are various evils in our society, one of which happens to be the desire to have a boy. Everyone wants an ideal mother, sister, wife, but not a daughter. Not a day goes by when you don’t hear of the news of a crime committed against women in India. It is harrowing to watch the status of women’s safety, especially in a country where women are given the stature of goddesses. Remember that you can call your daughters “Beta” but you can’t call your sons “Beti”. This should tell us why daughters are so special.
Violence against women has unfortunately become the everyday reality of our country. We have grown used to the crimes, as they are often politicised. We all are aware that the patriarchal mindset is very much prevalent everywhere in our country and we tend to ignore the sexist comments we hear on a daily basis. It’s time we stop being okay with it.
Often we end up changing our whole personality just to be accepted by the society. We need to stop doing this to ourselves because we don’t deserve it. Everything we do, everything we say is beautiful in its own way. we are special, trust me on this. So let them burn in their own jealousy.
Don’t try to fit in when you are born to stand out.
Stay you, stay weird.
“They say that a person’s personality is the sum of their experiences. But that isn’t true, at least not entirely, because if our past was all that defined us, we’d never be able to put up with ourselves. We need to be allowed to convince ourselves that we’re more than the mistakes we made yesterday. That we are all of our next choices, too, all of our tomorrows.” -Frederick Backman, Anxious People.