Are you also one of those who likes to watch video content? Watch new videos each week here!
We are recognizing women role models at WICA. If you are a woman working in corporate or know of any, here’s chance to NOMINATE!
The recent submission by the central government to the Delhi HC against the criminalization of marital rape is not surprising, given our attitudes to women.
Marriage is holy, marriage is sacred,
It secures your life, your daily bread.
Marriage is a godly agreement
Bound by the ancient testament.
The religion of marriage is your subservience,
To bow to the male ego’s fragile mansion,
To pander, without fail, to his ominous passion.
Don’t spoil our culture as per your convenience.
Your man is your custodian, your God
Please surrender him your heart, soul and bod(y)
Don’t ever protest, don’t say no to him,
Even if you are broken to the brim.
Better stay quiet, swallow your pride,
It’s his right to be intimate with his bride.
Men are raw and tough,
And don’t women like it a bit rough?
You pretend to detest it,
But don’t you also like to be hit?
You can’t really send them all to jail
For such a petty, frivolous detail.
Now listen, all ye angry women,
You don’t hold a candle before men.
Stop being stupid, stop being uncouth,
Shut your dirty bloody mouth,
Like a piece of the zip lock tape,
Open your ruby lips when you are told to,
Satisfying your man’s furious libido
Is your duty, it’s not marital rape.
Think of your reputation, your family.
You don’t have support, you don’t have money.
How would you bear the jibes of society?
Because it’s a man’s word against your testimony.
Of the man’s cruelty, what evidence will have you?
Nobody, not even the lawkeepers would believe you.
We can’t let the spectrum of society fail,
Even if some women have it black, blue and pale.
So you see, why we can’t belittle and trivialize
the ancient, holy institution of marriage.
Why we can’t question and criminalize
Copulation, whatever the bride’s age.
Now stop raising ruckus without reason or rhyme,
Because even the lawmakers say it isn’t a crime.
Top image via Unsplash
Women's Web is an open platform that publishes a diversity of views. Individual posts do not necessarily represent the platform's views and opinions at all times. If you have a complementary or differing point of view, you can request to be a Women's Web contributor too!
Curious about anything and everything. Proud to be born a woman. Spiritual, not religious. Blogger,
Marital Rape In India: We Value ‘Institutions’ Over Women
5 Gutsy Women Share Their Stories Of Being A Single Mother In India
An Open Letter To Aanand Rai – Director Of Raanjhana
Domestic Violence — Why Do Women Suffer In Silence?
Get our weekly mailer and never miss out on the best reads by and about women!