Expressions of a Feminist

Socrates By Socrates, 11th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Disturbed by the recent upsurge in the cases of molestation of Women, I am putting forward a thought for all of us to think over.

Cure the disease

The horrific images of the incident that took place in the Badaun district, India(Two sisters being gangraped and hanged) has left an impression and an irreparable dent onto my conscience. I know it won't fade away because the pile of such painful experience keep on rising.

Now the important question is, in what way these incidents affect the psyche of the society, the male psyche in particular. I believe there are two implications that arise out of such acts of vandalism on Women. Either the very notion that a Woman is just another cog in the Wheel of Man's pleasurable fulfillments, gets more weight, or, out of emphathy a certain sense of respect, responsibility, or even love sprout up for them. Taking positives even out of a dense debris is what will take humanity forward. So, I am addressing and focusing on people like us who are genuinely concerned or are in the process.

Firstly, respecting Women is not an obligation or certain set of actions that we perform to justify that respect. Looking at a Woman with all the genuineness of a healthy heart and clarity of senses and the feeling that evokes afterwards is what RESPECT is. Women are the originator of that emotion, that is what they have given this World and people who feels and understands that, will always raise the bar of beauty or its perception.

On the other hand, obligations as I mentioned above will always lead to demands and those demands will lead to a sense of possession, maybe the possession of only the physical attribute of Woman's existence. That's where the demons take over. We have to feel their existence somewhere between the real and the surreal, that's where beauty is ingrained, that's where it stays. That's where we need to find them or put them deliberately if we can. It will take us away from all the absurdity and vulgarity that in some form, attach to us.

Sometimes I feel, Earth is in a contagious War, beyond countries and govts. with half of it(Women) having no fault whatsoever being tortured, ridiculed and dismantled with no second thoughts and concerned people like us, typically behave like concerned people, discussing over the dinner table that 'War is not healthy for the World'. We need to give substance to those concerns and contemplate what Women for us is, devoting a part of our lives for their betterment, for their concerns. We don't need to hold their hands to provide any justification. Our honest and true intentions will take care of that. We only need to remember that we are fighting a disease and our immunity is the only cure of that disease. We just need to make people realize of that immunity.

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author avatar johnbee
12th Jun 2014 (#)

Thanks for sharing.

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