The I Stood Up Blogathon

Posted: July 17, 2012

Good Indian girls don’t stand up for themselves. Or do they? Tell us your story, participate in the ‘I Stood Up’ Women’s Web Blogathon!

Our society insists that we women ought to behave like a “good Indian girl”, to adjust and to keep our opinions to ourselves – or better still, not have any opinions of our own at all. But many of us don’t agree.

We decide that enough is enough and we find the courage and conviction from somewhere deep within us to stand up – against injustice, against harassment, against discrimination, against oppression, against inequality, against prejudice.

Have you had such a moment when you stood up? Presenting the ‘I Stood Up’ blogathon! Write about a situation in your life when you stood up – for yourself or for another.

[UPDATE: Blogathon winners announced)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

1. Write a post on your own blog or website on the theme, ‘I Stood Up’. Make sure you include the include a link to this contest announcement article.

2. Drop in a comment here with a link to your post – just to make sure we don’t miss your entry.

DATES:

Contest open from 17th to 25th July 2012 (9 p.m. IST)

THE PRIZES:

The top 3 best entries will each be awarded Rs.500 worth Flipkart vouchers.

3 runners-up will be awarded a Women’s Web mug each.

RULES:

1. You can participate from anywhere in the world and write more than 1 entry if you wish – for purposes of judging for prizes though, we can count only one per blogger.

2. Blog posts that don’t link to this page will not be eligible for prizes

3. Entries that do not respect the spirit of the competition and are the result of any activities such as spurious/multiple blogs for claiming prizes will be rejected. Judges’ decision on the winners is final.

Want to add the cool contest logo to your page? Just copy-paste this code into the html view on your post editor!

<a href="http://www.womensweb.in/articles/i-stood-up-blogathon" target="_blank" alt="I Stood Up" width="302px"><img src="http://www.womensweb.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/I-stood-up-blogathon.jpg"></a>

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  1. AMARJEET KAUR -

    ”before marraige iwas working,after not, some time after, felt, boring, then join some social cum religious society, become helpfull inevery aspect for that, now i again become busy, recognition gain, which ,losted,, respectcum business come back to me, thnx ”god” i satisfied, living joyfully.

  2. falakranderian -

    Loved writing on this topic… here’s my entry
    http://beingzoesmum.blogspot.in/2012/07/my-i-stood-up-moment.html

  3. Thanks all for your entries – LOVE reading through them!
    @Bhawna – could you see if you could add the contest page link to the entry?
    @Kann – that link goes to a protected blog – you’ll need to make it open if you want us (and other readers) to read it…

  4. midst all the people raising their voices for domestic violence, injustice and corruption..here is another way i stood by challenging the norms of the society and speaking against them.
    here is my another entry..
    http://plainlyblunt.blogspot.in/2010/07/good-girl-syndromebeware.html

  5. I am still working with a corporate company. My life had come to a standstill when I was told to give it up just to please the people at home, who no matter what would not be pleased. I stood up leaving the guilt of not being a stereotypical ‘bahu’ behind…..

  6. Rituparna

    Hi,

    Here is the link to my entry. Loved writing this one, you must have more blogathons.

    http://wp.me/p14FvL-aL

    Cheers!

  7. Appealing all the ladies out there; Stand tall for yourself and for others. You are the Powerhouse of the World!

    Read my entry here: http://goo.gl/J4td7 and share your views.

    Saru

  8. if i can post on behalf would of somebody, please do chk this post..i will also ask the blogger to do the same, till then..

    http://nonsensegirl.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/bbc-news-july-25th-reporting-error-syrian-jet-bombing/#comment-538

  9. Hi, ashreya above commented on my behalf. Here I am putting in my entry:
    http://www.womensweb.in/articles/i-stood-up-womensweb-blogathon/

  10. Here is my entry for the blogathon:

    Roti vs. A Ping-Pong Ball

    All the best to everyone!

  11. @womensweb Thanks for the cool contest logo. It is looking so good; though I used it without the border 🙂

  12. I witness, I stood and I am still standing.

    Here’s my post on the same- http://ektakhetan.blogspot.in/2012/07/i-stood-up.html

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