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THE WORTHLESS WISHES
8th March/ 2k17
Two days before, on March 8th morning when I switched on the data on my phone, I expected to see only the usual “Good Morning” wish of my loved one and the itinerary of the day in my class group. But it was a shocker for me when there was a notification of 51 messages from 25 chats. Of course, like any other normal “woman” I didn’t realize that it was the International Women’s Day. The chats were swamped with messages from friends and relatives and the groups were filled with images and videos of how great a woman was. Well as I had better things to do rather than sit and download them, I went on to carry out my daily routine of making my cup of tea and reading the Newspaper. There again the front page of the newspaper was filled with brutalities on women and the unending episodes of rapes and dowry deaths in Kerala. I wonder how women correctly choose to get raped or suicide on the March 7th to get on the front page on the International women’s day or to put it more rightly maybe the media just choose to report these rapes and deaths on March 8th just to keep up the “vibe of the day”. The editorial was filled with feminists’ writeups on the rights of women. I knew it was not worth reading the newspapers that day coz all of them would be filled with the same usual words rephrased. The social media sites and Facebook also swamped with images and quotes on treating women with respect and equality and the achievements of various women in various fields. There were endless debates on the TV shows and even in my college regarding rights of women and what ought to be done for the protection of women and how women can achieve things in her life.
But again, all these lasted just for the day. Next day morning, the same group had an image pic of a man pulling a woman by her hands saying that the “woman’s day was over, get back to work”; it was another breaking news that filled the media and newspapers about moral policing. About how girls who sat with opposite sex were beaten up by some men who claimed to be the protectors of morality. I mean what is morality? Is beating up a girl in public just because she sat with a boy in a park moral? At least, that is what these people think these days. The media which ranted on women’s rights on the 8th of march chose to shut their mouth on the rights of free thought and expression of a woman the next day. Their debates were confined to which political party initiated the moral policing. Whatever happens their shows must go on. Let me quote an example. Some days back in Kerala, a female heroine was abused by her driver in her car. She filed a complaint against the driver and the police arrested him for taking the actress’s inappropriate pictures. This was the truth that happened. But the media reports that came out the next day was that the actress was “raped”. All the news channels were in a hurry to confirm “rape”. I mean seriously does the word “abuse” these days have only the meaning of “rape”. Today a woman should at least get “raped” to file a complaint against an abuse. It would be better if it was a gang rape or even more sensational if it had an iron rod in action. I have a media friend who says that the TRP rating of their news shows goes higher when it is regarding the news on rape and in order for that, they extend their reports filling in with all the little and useless details about the issue. The number of rapes reported in various media goes on increasing day by day.
Women’s rights are claimed only on the International Women’s Day. No one cares about what happens to the victim of the abuse. She may feel that the pain of the abuse was better than that of the pain of being verbally harassed daily in some stupid news shows and debates. So isn’t these medias who conduct debates and deliberations on various women’s rights and protection of women the true accused in harassing “her”? This is my small doubt. It maybe truth that without media all the news go unreported and the media helps in degrading the reputation of the rape accused. But what about the reputation of the rape victim? Will the google ever allow the victim to forget that her vagina and anus were hurt?
I wish I lived in a world where women chose to stand up and say that we don’t need a day. We are born as women just like one is born as a man or a transgender. There is nothing special in our birth. Our birth is not with any disabilities. We don’t need any special day to celebrate our womanhood. We don’t need the media to report about how great we are. We by birth are born to be equal to men and we can achieve just like men or transgenders can. We don’t need a special day to realise the worthiness of our mother and the women around us. We don’t need the worshipping. We just need the respect. We don’t need the empowerment for a day to be judged for the rest of the year. All women are born to be free to dream, express, love, create and live their desires. They just don’t need a day to remind them these things. Cheers to all the lovely women who chose to read this today… Yea… that’s right. Today is Your day..!!!