Domestic Violence – The Result Of Our Patriarchal Upbringing
We live in a (so called modern) 21st century where the usage and development of modern technology has increased. Issues like climate change, gender equality, difference between positive feminism and negative feminism, acceptance of LGBTQ+ community is gaining the ground.
But one things that has still not changed is the patriarchal upbringing of our society that has been deeply rooted in our minds.
A male child is still given preference over a girl child. When grown into a boy, he is given all the privileges over his sister. He is allowed to do everything he wants to whereas his sister is taught to be the sweet, calm, docile, and a submissive wife, who should never raise her voice.
WHY? Just because he has a penis and his sister doesn’t?
Though biologically a male and a female are different, but it doesn’t mean that the females are not powerful or that they need a man to handle them or to fight for them.
Relax guys. Females can do that on their own.
You guys just need to transform your hidden demons into humans or if you can’t, you just need to know that any kind of violence including physical, sexual and psychological, emotional violence, sexual abuse of female children, dowry-related violence, marital rape, female genital mutilation and other practices harmful to women, non-spousal violence and violence related to exploitation are subject to criminal offence.
Though the social conditioning of patriarchy can not be unlearn in a day, we all can try at our level best to achieve this goal that all genders are equal and that not raising your voice against a crime is equal to committing a crime.
Shout-out to all those females who raised their voice against domestic violence.
And a request to all those females who are still suffering from domestic violence that please be brave, and raise your voice for your better future. Don’t hesitate to ask for professional help, and registering an FIR with the police under the Domestic Violence Act 2005.
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