That was absolutely BRILLIANT and the best piece I have read here. So full of insight and the message crisp and clear and...just brilliant stuff! The way you used the story to give the message, the characters, the writing everything was just perfect!
That's what exactly happens in our society but nobody dares to raise voice, gender discrimination and harassment is prevalent everywhere in offices, homes, schools but rarely anything is said or done. And whatever measures are taken they don't prove fruitful.
True, the mindset of people needs to change in order to bring any substantial changes otherwise no amount of laws or speeches can't do any justice.
Your piece is not an easy thing to forget and thats what compelled me to come here again and say that what you have pointed out on is brilliant! Being a girl I'm afraid to live in this society and its not because I'm worried that when I'll step out of the house some hoodlum will try to harass me but because of these such silent horrors that plague our society. These little incidents which are more of a mental torture than physical don't leave behind any obvious marks but are worse, they hurt more and even worst is that they happen everywhere...even in home. The desire of the male ego to dominate and show the woman down is present in every relationship esp in husband and wife and the sick minded take it to next level. That is what truly scares me, because such thing mostly goes unnoticed and we as girls are taught from childhood to be submissive and take the cr*p from them, which further feeds their ego. And it keeps getting worse. Being a girl I am most scared of such harmless looking men who under the mask of a beautiful relationship in reality destroy you the most.
I believe I went off topic here but just had to let my thoughts out.
Edited by Ameres - 25 January 2013 at 2:27am