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Women’s Day

March 8, 2010

It’s Women’s Day today… and here’s my wishlist for the day.

I wish that

– I could walk on the street without having someone wink/ whistle/ hoot/ start humming/ stare.

– the Women’s reservation Bill gets passed tomorrow.

– that i could get into the body of every woman who dreams of walking out of an abusive relationship. And do the walking out for them.

– that all the ideas of ‘purity’ and ‘innocence’ and modesty and the idea that a woman is the heart of any society are crushed, and we are just left to be what we want to be.

– that i could cycle down a long quiet road, whistling in the rain, enjoying the drops on my bare arms and legs, without worrying that it’s getting dark, and i’m not safe out alone.

– that i could wear what i want, without aunties looking at me like i’m a bad indecent girl and without almost every guy on the road staring, thinking i have loose morals or worse, that i’m available.

– i wish that if someone whistled or ‘looked impressed’ at how i looked, i could look back at the person and smile. Because it’s a compliment.

– that i could say what i want, when i want, without people going ‘haaawwww!’

– that text books would stop saying ‘man’ and ‘he’ and keep ignoring/ sidelining half the population.

– that there wouldn’t be some things that are ok for boys (girlfriends, pre-marital relationships/ sex, an education, the right to work) but not ok for girls (boyfriends, pre-marital relationships/ sex, an education, the right to work)

– that people would stop thinking of Sita as the ‘perfect woman’ and instead, realise how unfortunate she was to have a husband like ram.

So here’s wishing all the women out there, a very Happy Women’s Day.

And i hope everything you’ve ever wished for comes true!

I was going to write something on the messages i received today, but i read THIS by Preeti Dutta and i went ‘wow…!’

And here’s a video i think most women would love! I do!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2010 12:32 am

    Perfect! I love that wish-list of yours. I hope some day real soon, they all come true.

  2. September 26, 2010 7:44 pm

    that was one hell of a wish-list… simply super cool :) ;)

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