Found this picture posted somewhere on facebook and people are applauding it. This is such a wrong way to think in so many ways.
I don’t think women are trying to prove that we can do everything that a man can do as a way to say we are equal. Obviously our physiognomies are different. But it is more so from the point of view of pursuing opportunities or how women are treated as compared to men in a particular context.
That as women, we deserve the same shot at an opportunity, should it arise, that a man does. That we have the same rights as a man does.
It was never about we are better than them. It is always about why don’t you let us do what you let them, the men, do so easily. It is about why is there a duality in standards of what is acceptable behaviour. Why the same set of rules don’t apply to both genders.
It’s the differential treatment meted out to the women that women have been protesting against. Equality for women needs to be reworded as “equal rights for women” to pursue an opportunity.
Courage is the best gift you can give anyone. #neversaydie
I watched an episode from #rehaai, a #pakistani serial, running on #zee‘s#zindagi. And I am thrilled to watch, this fantastic, bazooka of an actress,#SaminaPeerzada, take on domestic violence, where she throws out her son for his abusive behaviour towards her daughter-in-laws.
Imagine that, a Pakistani serial, which supports women’s rights. Such a fantastic feeling to see, female empowered roles.
Never underestimate, you as a bystander, outsider, could perhaps influence the destiny of someone in a violent home. Simply by showing courage in your own life, perhaps. Or by only saying a few words of courage to those facing a violent frenzy.
When you get that first slap. It is not OK. It is not your fault. Stop when you think, perhaps it is mine. Even if it is your fault, it is not his right to hit you.#walkaway, if it happens over and over again. if you can. It’s never too late.
When a mother does not beat the crap out of her son for misbehaving with his wife, she is as much culpable for that misbehaviour. Many a times, mother-in-laws (women) can stop violence happening to women.
Donated girls clothing worth Rs 25,000 to a low income school in Malwani, Mumbai. The school supports some 800 kids.
Eksaath is working on more such ideas that can support girls at school. And trying to raise more clothing. If you have any ideas or wish to donate material that girls can use, please contact us.
there cannot be love without respect. period. #walkaway #dealingwithabuse