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Verbal abuse is equally damaging as physical violence, because words can cut through, ones head and heart. It's time to identify and stop it.
Verbal abuse is equally damaging as physical violence, because words can cut through, ones head and heart and stay for a real long time. It’s time to identify and stop it.
One of the greatest miracles of life is to find someone who loves us deeply and passionately. Being a woman we have the same aspiration as any other human being to be loved fully and wholly. When our quest for authentic connection culminates after finding the right man, we surrender and entrust him with all that is ours.
There are some things though whose reins should always be in our hands. Our joy, our pride, our sense of self should always be our responsibility. It is difficult to make these distinctions as since childhood we have been fed by a rather unhealthy dose of various lessons to cultivate a resilient spirit and to bear certain injustices to wait for a man to be ‘domesticated’.
All the home schooling makes women forget that she is a lover and not a nanny with a full time job ready to bear the excesses of the same man with whom she shares her heart and bed with. Her love not only deserves be reciprocated but also celebrated.
All the glorious women out there please remember that no man or woman is the custodian of your body and spirit except for you. No matter what the world instructs you, raise your voice the first time. Don’t take accept a single abuse hurled at you, physical or verbal. You matter and your love matters.
Love Matters India, a multimedia platform gives information about love, sex and relationships. They are running the initiative #BearNoMore which is a campaign against intimate partner violence. You can join the campaign and make your voice heard here.
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there is a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase is theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bag main bomb nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Be it a working or a homemaker mother, every parent needs a support system to be able to manage their children, housework, and mental health.
Let me at the outset clarify that when I mention ‘work’ here, it includes ANY work. So, it could be the work at home done by a homemaker parent or it could be work in a professional/entrepreneurial environment.
Either way, every parent struggles to find that fine balance between ‘work’ and ‘parenting’, especially with younger kids who still need high emotional and physical support from their caretakers. And not just any balance, but more importantly, balance that lets them keep their own sanity intact!