What people will say if a girl….

We have heard many times since childhood what people will say? Whether this is about anything, about bragging things, their hypocritical social or religious values, etc. But from the very first it starts from our beloved homes “What people will say if a girl (or woman of the house) will…?” The kind of restrictions stated straight to girls or women which has to be obeyed by them based on society’s hypothetical beliefs are:

If want to wear whatever she wants:

Does the length of the dress of a woman or a girl describe her character? The answer is absolute ‘No’. Respect for women must independent of the types of clothes she’s wearing.

If she put on or lose the weight:

The phrases like ‘loose weight, unless no one will marry you’, ‘you’re so skinny, put on some skin because you won’t be able to handle pregnancy after marriage’, etc. Why everything is connected to their marriages and not what they want to be.

If she steps out after 11 pm :

If a girl or a woman is out even it is 11 pm, then some of us making misinterpretation towards her by calling characterless, thinking she must be hanging around with someone else or she’s out of the values, but no one thinks she’s might be out because of her work.

If she’s 30 and still doesn’t want to get married:

Being Indian, no matter how good you are at your work, everyone will start suggesting you or your family find a good house for her just when she enters her 24. And eventually, she’s 30 and still single, doesn’t want to get married yet because you want to focus on your career, then “What people will say that you’re not married yet, what you will do of this money if you don’t have a family?”

If she put on red dark lipstick:

‘She’s running out of the hands for sure, just look at her dark makeup!’. Yet another statement is given according to the kind of make-up she is wearing whether if she’s traditional saree. This directly stares people want a thing to raise it into an issue.

If she wants to raise your voice against the crime:

‘Keep shut and silent! You’re girl( or woman), you should not be indulged in any kind of protests or raise your voice because it doesn’t look nice if a girl does that, and going forward, you also have to get married or you have a family, you just take care of your house. ’

If she wants to be a single parent:

‘ What people will say if you raise your child as a single parent?’, ‘You cannot raise your child on your own, you need a man, you’re not advised to get divorced, think about your child’, One question raises here why can’t a woman do things by her own if she can give birth by bearing all the pain alone?

If she wants to sit the way she likes:

‘It doesn’t look nice if you sit by opening your legs wide, sit like a girl (or a woman)’, ‘ What people will say, look she sits like a boy (or man), don’t know if she has given the values or not’. Does the sitting posture define the type and the culture in which we brought up?

It’s high time to the mindset changes, a girl or a woman’s respect should not be connected to attire or professional she chooses for herself. High times for girls to confront the obstacles controlling them to spread their wings and fly.

Domestic violence: Silent suffering of male victims

While discussing domestic violence, we always reflect a woman as a victim and a man as a convict, but is the situation exactly like this? Whether we say its a new India, but still somewhere male reign society does exist, and talking like male dominance where every NGO workers are sustainable and working for women empowerment, is the offense is something is hard to digest and believe, but the truth is 14% of the male are facing this. According to the reported cases, Domestic violence against men is rising day by day and can turn to a serious threat to the sufferer.

What do domestic violence means and laws against it?

Domestic violence is the actions taken violently by the spouse or partner in an intimate relationship such as marriages or cohabitation (live in), this can take place in between heterosexual or same-sex marriages or relationships. It often occurs during the situation where an abuser believes their type of abuse won’t get into the acknowledgment or it is acceptable towards their partner which might affect your surrounding, relations or can put a major effect on your children. The seriousness of this issue is still not understood by the government, hence new protection movements have been created. The general acumen is that men cannot be sufferers of violence.

In recent years where we work more for women’s rights, the more cases of beating or harassing men by their wives or partner have come in front. We aren’t sympathetic to the victim men, as per the social perception, men are stronger and can never be beaten or even harassed by their wives but there are reported cases are shown that scenarios may have diverse actions, and men keep hiding them because if somehow revealed, nothing but they’ll turn to be the character of jokes, waves of laughter and mockery.

Types of abuses they might get suffer from:

Here’s the question arises, why can’t men leave abusive relationships? Despite talking about gender, leaving a relationship, when especially it an abusive and disturbing, it’s not that easy. There would have reasons shown by your family or friends to not to end the commitment because of:

Believes connected to your togetherness: that what people will say that you’ve not been able to handle a woman, or you need to save your marriage or relationship for the sake of others connected to it.

Denial on giving up: Similar to female victims, denying on accepting the problem with their relationship which only lengthen the space of abuse. Men also believe that they will change their partner so what if they’ll beat you up, men believe in changing their partner with their love sometimes caught up into isolated advice.

Lacking in resources and shreds of evidence: Many men believed that they’ll find difficulty being believed by the authorities because Indian men are being slapped with a dowry harassment case. It is not only difficult to prove them as sufferers and to shake off the social stigma that comes with being charged with such an act, but also cases tend to be in the woman’s favor.

Domestic violence against men is not the matter of laughter, but the deadliest issues taking place even in our surrounding, but not in our acknowledgment, if you find anything going on around you, instead of ignoring the seriousness of the issue, you should take pictures as evidence and directly report to the authorities. Let’s hope legislation should be made against it to turn this drift.