Outside The Window…

She made a dash for the door, as soon as she could,

She wanted to escape the world she was in, for good,

For, she wanted to carve her own niche, write her own story,

Before he engulfed her identity within his, made her existence, history,

Yet, all she lived to see,

Was a blatant charade of his testimony.

Gender Equality.

I was scrolling through the comments of a YouTube video yesterday, when,

A random insult thrown at the YouTuber caught my attention –

Aimed at him, was the proverbial swear word, not so subtly cloaked under the sheath called “woman”,

Because, hey, where in our dictionary, in our history, have we had ANYTHING against a man?

Ma Sita, was denied an opportunity to present her defence, 
Lady Urmila’s sacrifice has never been recognized just as intense,

Queen Draupadi is often looked down at, cited to be the cause of the war, 

But the inability of her husbands, five, to rise to her defense, has never been criticised on par,

For, SHE, in the world of patriarchy we live in, is always the target, the victim, the shield, the sheath,

SHE, without a choice, is forced to bear the wound, the scar, the taint and the pain beneath,

SHE is stereotyped, prised to compromise,

Her opinions, most often than not, stay disregarded, no matter how wise,

SHE is made to toe the line, her achievements remain overlooked – big or small,
SHE is forced to live under his thumb, expected to wait around at his beck and call,

But lest we forget, it is SHE that has always encompassed HE, 
For, without her, HE, can never be!

They stand tall, of them all ๐Ÿ’–

Whoever coined the word housewife for the most extraordinary (multitasking) perfectionist in the world, really needs to get his vocabulary straight. 

Because, being one ain’t easy – one day she’s not at home, the whole house is in chaos, plus the volume of work to be done, blinding. 
From waking up first in the morning each day, to managing literally everything for each member of the family, to maintainingโ€‹ things in proper order in the house, she does it all single-handedly. 

She makes time for everybody, ensures she’s got everything covered for everyone – without reminders and alarms and Google Keep. 

She finds time to pursue her passion, she meets people she loves, she becomes the connect that binds everything together.

She doesn’t make a hue and cry about what she does, she instead, makes everything look so simple and easy and in perfect order.
We don’t recognize or appreciate what she does, she doesn’t ask for hikes, holidays or incentives either; but the day she’s not around, there is mayhem everywhere and we realize what it is, to be her.
Love ๐Ÿ’–

The NaPoWriMo challenge 2017

The NaPoWriMo challenge. This year is the first time I did it and I loved the experience.

The 30 days sped by, in a jiffy.

I have written all about my experience and featured my favourite posts too. Do have a look and share some love, please? ๐Ÿ’•

Read it here ๐Ÿ‘‰ My NaPoWriMo challenge

I’d love to know what you think. ๐Ÿ’–

Cheers!โœจ

But…

She dreams of a life, beautiful and new,

She dreams of happiness, everlasting and true,

She dreams of promises, real and few,

She dreams on, without a clue…

She dreams of freedom and education,

She dreams of affection and attention,

She dreams of fun and friendship too,

She dreams on, without a clue…

She dreams of becoming a rebel,

She dreams of equality and being on level,

She dreams of colour and hue,

She dreams on, without a clue…

She dreams of breaking the shackles and setting herself free,

She dreams of a childhood with fun and glee,

But wakes up each day in the morning at three,

And sets off to earn, with her family…

No mystery, this.

She comes to the world just as new,

But, is treated like a taboo,

She battles all odds that are planted her way, out of the blue,

Yet, she is expected to keep mum and not argue,

She wins it all, proves she is no less, time and again,

Yet, her demand for equality is a mystery the world wants to unravel, with humongous pain and disdain!

Women’s day – Time to bring in Gender Equality!

Women’s day. Le sigh! 

I always wonder what significance this one day has in the male dominated society we live in, given its patriarchal ideals and views. Because, the “change” we expect to materialize in the society, even for a day, would only be possible if we,

Treat kids of both the genders the same way. Educate and empower them both equally. Teach them both how to cook, wash, sweep and sew. Make them both strong and independent and capable. Help them understand that no job is too menial or too high for anybody, be it a man or a woman. Remove patriarchy at its very roots. Instill in them that both of them are equal by birth and neither, in any form, is superior to the other.Give them both, the freedom, the wisdom and the choice to choose, so they grow up to be each other’s support and strength and, above all, they learn to respect each other. 

This mindset, if and when, comes to existence, would make a LOT more difference than a namesake day dedicated year after year, titled for identification, “Women’s Day”.  Gender Equality would be one eternal wish of mine and the million others out there.

But, until then, if it’ll mean anything, here’s wishing all the wonderful women out there, who are cruising their way ahead despite the odds and making a difference in their own special way, a very happy Women’s Day. More power to you!

Cheers!