They say, once you start looking at the world through feminist eyes, it is difficult not to notice what half the population is denied.
Desi Girl shared on facebook:
“We who have tasted the forbidden fruit called freedom of thought will never live in peace ever again.
We’ll be tormented by our quest to know all or nothing. We who have tasted freedom of thought will never be at ease in the company of mortals for mortals can only do as much for us.
We who tasted the freedom of thought play mind games, we touch and feel thoughts
We are mortals yet we died long back to attain our salvation in the verses.
We create and recreate ourselves by finding another “me” with our exact tastes, passions and quirks in another gender, name, age, time and space yet it doesn’t work because our souls we know it is our bodies that fail us.
We who have tasted the freedom of thought are doomed to be there yet absent. May be ignorance is bliss, hail the pigs who make merry in shit. “
Some of the comments in the previous post felt that too much was made of ‘harmless stares’ – but (amongst countless other things) the stares and street sexual harassment is also responsible for young girls being taken out of school or being denied higher education, or getting to run and play in open fields.
There are many things that those who are not affected would probably never give a second thought to, like, where in India are you likely to see teenage girls doing this?
And what makes it possible, difficult or impossible?
Or something like this…
I am traveling and have unreliable connectivity, so please do bear with the delay in publishing of comments.