Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hidden scars

There are countless cracks on the doors. It seems the whole world has taken a stance against me. The ideals which I have followed crashes as it dissolves in the aimless fights with my parents. Not that I was a difficult child ..but frankly accepting the un-wholeness of my being ..I agree I was short tempered. Now I don’t scream ..it gets lost in the multitude of echoes of the past. The anger still resides but now the target has changed. There are so many instances which come up every now and then...At least the spark which turns into fire crop up because of some lowly evolved people .The behavior [mis] of (men/boys) towards girls/women folk (with me and other women/friends included) creates such a raging fury in me. As a master’s student I find most of the Indian boys attitude towards girls is as cheap as it was in India .Not that I hoped that they would undergo a mutation in the flight when they were coming to “U.S.A”.

As a "Indian" girl I have experienced the usual stares/glances/words from all those who violated my private space by making me feel powerless …Is there a way to fight back??[following the principle of "pen is mightier than the sword"]
YES!!!
Because I feel there is a voice which is gaining momentum…which is sweeping like a wave which is giving a voice to all those countless women who suffer on every street on every developed/undeveloped piece of land on earth.

1.Blank noise project is one of them …
http://www.blanknoiseproject.blogspot.com/

2.RAHI foundation
http://www.rahifoundation.org/

3.TULIR
http://www.tulircphcsa.org/

You don’t have to be a feminist to fight against crime ...
A sensitive ..kind heart would do ...

Does this article make a difference ??Will this tiny spark survive the unending hurricane of darkness...???
I HOPE it does!!!!

12 comments:

sumit said...

u r really a person on journey to self realisation. may god bless u

astrocrazy2005 said...

sumit,
i needed that blessing desperately today
thanx :)

Neodawn said...

Remember, you are not at fault. The “unending hurricane of darkness” is not your making. Don’t give a damn what others think/say. Do what you enjoy most.

Just be yourself.

astrocrazy2005 said...

neodawn,
thanx for the motivation..

rohitsahib said...

bad to know if it's so with american indian boys/men also.

But i hope i haven't offended you in any way.

; - )

Cheers, Rohit

astrocrazy2005 said...

rohit,
i thought u were just kiddin..i hope so....
but i was talking about the he-mAN type of boys/men who think women/girls are incapable of fighting back...

rohitsahib said...

yes, i was kidding but it could be serious too but in a positive sense. ; - )

Anyway, that's bad to hear really.

The reason behind that is feminine qualities are not valued & taught to them which makes them what they are.

rohitsahib said...

Thanks for the links of these NGOs, i'm adding at my website : www.DelhiEvents.com

astrocrazy2005 said...

Rohit,
so nice of u ...

rohitsahib said...

Posting about one NGO which is located in Delhi but i attended Blank Noise meeting & posted about it an my site in past & i'll try my best to post about their future meetings & about all those who are doing good work in any other dimension of life if it happens in Delhi as my website is city specific.

Ram said...

My friend you are right ,but first you have to understand the impulses which drive a man,(if you know what I mean :)) are different from a woman.You are in a different constitutional position as a woman to realize it.You wont believe women themselves behave in quite erratic ways driven by their own indiosyncrasies.

The only solutions is protection of women from other men or have a more liberalized society like in the west(with its own set of troubles).

astrocrazy2005 said...

Ram,
ya the impulses are differnt.But there is always self control for both men and women..MOre liberation and stricter laws are required..