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Monday, March 06, 2006

Cha(i)nged???

Blank Noise Project

My topic is no different from Deepti's."Is there any girl who lives who has not been harassed on the roads? " Yes....show me one female.... It is a very difficult life.Life is NOT easy for a woman to lead a day without getting psyched out by such incidents.

I have had many bitter experiences..... never have I reached my bus-stop in the morning without hearing "the so called appreciations" from the vetti (highly) people on the road.The worst is the PTC bus travel.My travelling in the bus made me realise as to why God has given us elbows. And people out here wanna know y we women prefer weearing HIGH HEELS or stilletoes??? Well....to jus STAMP them. But that doesn't deter such heads from teasing.The worst thing is THE WOMEN are a target for dignified too. It is extremely painful to undergo such harassment.
Is anyone spared at all? Right from a school going kid to an old woman.... none of them are spared. That's beacause.. she is a WOMAN.Where is the EMPOWERMENT everybody is talking about??
Why should we suffer so much? Is it a curse to be born as a woman? Even a person who had committed a sin will just suffer for a period of time. NOT THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.

The picture depicts the OPTIMISM in us! that keeps us going!Rather the entire WORLD going!.
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It is still......
WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN,IS SAVAGE and not....
WOMAN!!! WITHOUT HER,MAN IS SAVAGE.

13 comments:

Deepti said...

Hi! totally agree about the use of elbows and heels... i remember the numberous times i just stand on the feet of guys who try rubbing themselves against me and start crunching it..or the times i just jab my elbow into the offender on our Pallavan Transport Corporation Buses!!!

kuttichuvaru said...

well, hav been readin most of the posts abt Blank Noise Project..... well, its quite a pathetic situation n ordeal tat women had to go through... really, didnt knw the magnitude of such acts until I read such posts thro' blank noise n Deepti rightly pointed out to me tat its bcoz of the "conservative society" we are in tat causes the lack of awareness.... hope this blog-a-thon helps out tat cause...

men with such cheap attitude cause a general bad opinion on the male community....

the last lines:

WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN,IS SAVAGE and not....
WOMAN!!! WITHOUT HER,MAN IS SAVAGE.

very true... nice lines....

NIRMAL said...

Padma,
i just guessed u might contribute to this balnk noise project.
yep i remember u saying the other day why women use high heels and elbows.
MTC travel is an horrible experince not just for women.

only a few ppl make strange attemps in bus.
hey comon its not a curse to be born as women et all.

but me firmly beleive society is changing and attitude vers women is also changing . i m sure in 2020 there will be less of all these things.

sandipan said...

well, another good effort. deepti and u have really made a good begining. as i wrote in deepti's blog, things will only change if the perception changes at the grass root level.
the teens should be given the education to understand wat is the effect of his act on the girl. they are the one who due to lack of understanding grows up and repeat the same mistakes which the earlier generation has done.law can be complementary to this effort and in handling the already so called matured men.

however, its true not all men are same. as nothing is static in this world, this ugly face of human race will change too.

Anonymous said...

hi
i agree that women are still facing various kinds of trouble these days.why one have to bother when the dogs bark?it matters only when they come near to bite.everyone can see a lot of change as to how women used to be 30-40 years back,and how women are now,how they show there willingness,dedication and interests in all kinds of work when it was just man's world out there.well empowerment of women is in its transition phase,for every good thing thats taking place there comes along with it certain bad issues that can be wiped out soon to make this world a better place for women to live.
p.s even for men too.

farrukh: copywriter & journalist said...

Hi,

In your writing I saw not just good flow but also the ability to rise above the problems of life.

Good post!

ranga said...

hey dat was a nice post... women have to be stronger and ve to fight and powder these ppl to dust... women ve to shed dat feminism (a bit cliched frm me i guess:)) and rise above these irritating elements .... and i agree wit d last line men ll become savage without women.....
and its not a curse to be a women,ter r guys who treat women wit utmost respect... Atticus Finches do exist and u ll find d difference b/n a true man and d cheap desperate guys...

Vinesh said...

See one..
Give them all a bad name!

Hmm..

Wipe out that one,
For he could be the one to harm your mother, sister or wife..

Anonymous said...

No words to express wat I feel... Its pathetic but Im sure this would change.

Padhu

confusedbrat said...

Hi hope u remember me ..lol ..reading your blog just now and its quite intresting. I have seen this happening only to woman back home not here. i guess the change shld come in our perception shld view the other as a fellow being I think that change has to be inculcated in every aspect of life right from childhood back home. I expect to see this change soon

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Vaal Thamizhan said...

somebody said there exists minds that are corrupted...
buddha said when you are corrupted there starts the mind.
buddha's usage of of the word corruption is in a slightly context however.
(any thought that enter's awareness, diffuses(corrupts) it - this is what buddha means)

Why i am saying this here...
Man (i refer to the specie) is just the same old beast..with the clothing of civilisation...
Even a seemingly civilised person is on the edges of feasting on his beastly nature...now what say about people who are not at all civilised.
So this is bound to happen...
This is a problem of evolution and civilisation...
Just a even look back into the near history...you can learn how woman were treated during wars...i believe it was the vietnam wars...
I am not sure..when all the men captured were shot, children were used as slave workers..and all women of whatever age were raped and killed...
the brutality continues...its intensity varies depending upon external situations....

If only there was no law no police today...half the men would be dead..and the other half slaves of whatever kind...

so just remember this..we are living close to a dam...a single crack on the dam's wall would devastate things... thats how the human race...
there is a whole of evolutionary process and sociology behind this...all these did not happen even over a century but tens and thousands of them...
i feel like elaborating on this...but it would by itself become blog entry..i would recommend you to read a book called Human zoo (i dont remember the author's name)...or read "manithanukul mirugam" in tamil by cartoonist madhan...

see the only way out of all this is to understand things and the drop it...and against the people who commit the so called crimes (nothing is a crime according to nature), we can protect ourselves...bring law to control the crime...if you expect all this must change...
then either all must become god-fearing or all must become buddhas...or nature must bring upon an evolutionary change...

till then take care...since bad men will remain bad, unless they are not capable off being so...

its a tough world...we will have to fight it out...

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