I suppose the fault must have been mine
I am deemed as a burden in this country, some kill me before I take birth on this land and some kill me after, by doing injustice with me every day in every way they can. Everyone cries the moment I am born, some have tears of joy and many have tears with a grim look. I am a woman. Is this my fault? I have got a thousand questions to ask, but no one to answer. Why? Am I not important enough to have an explanation? Is it because I am a woman?
I am angry and frustrated, I cry, I die every day because I am not treated like a human, they treat hundreds like me as if we are their property. If we follow your rules, cover ourselves and not go out after 8 will you stop touching us without our consent?
I am scared, to be a woman. People say take pride in being a woman in this country, we pray the goddesses here, I am sorry I can’t because I don’t feel safe inside my own house, in my own city, in my own country. You want to know what does it feel like to be horrified every second? Live as a woman for a day. Sometimes our family, sometimes friends, sometimes strangers on a bus, I ask today, Don’t we deserve a safe life like you?
The fact that Yesterday it was her, today it could be me makes me uncomfortable every single day. I can never step out of my house thinking I’ll be back home perfectly fine. I never want to leave these four walls because the world out there is so horrible, because they will treat you even worse than a toy. I beg for nothing but just one change. The change in your mindset that women are not equal, the change in your mindset that women are how humans.
It’s tough for you to just read the injustice faced by women every single day, imagine being one in this nation. Are equality and safety too much to ask for? If yes, tell me what’s my fault, is it being born as a woman?