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Leave Everything Behind— The Fate Of Young Indian Women

While starting a new life with a life partner again, she needs to leave her mayka, the maternal home. Her love for her parents and siblings, her job, her surname, her room — just to survive in a new place which will never be hers ever.

Women tend to survive with this inbuilt feature of leaving everything for someone or something else.

The story starts right from the emergence of the fetus in mother’s womb. If it’s a girl, kill her to make space for a boy baby.

A girl is trained to give up her happiness for others

If, unfortunately, she came in to this world. At first, she has to leave her toys for her siblings, her studies for financial troubles, her smile for family, her innocence for cultural expectations.

Later, she leaves behind her identity for everyone’s happiness and her self-respect to fit into the ethics and values of the society.

Marriage snatches away her dreams 

While starting a new life with a life partner again, she needs to leave her mayka, the maternal home. Her love for her parents and siblings, her job, her surname, her room — just to survive in a new place which will never be hers ever.

Nobody ever gets affected or bothered how painful the process can be, how difficult to adjust with the changes. They only expect, expect her to smile, expect her to keep others happy and contented.

Ambition is not meant for her 

And if she luckily survives all these, she is expected to be highly educated without any ambition, she should be knowledgeable but without any opinion of her own.

She should have soft voice, decent personality, capable of handling situations. But she could not raise her voice during adverse circumstances.

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And if she dares to do to that, she would be tagged mannerless, rude and arrogant.

When will these hurtful norms stop?

These practices and norms have not changed since decades and would not change for many more decades to come!

So what if we have reached to Mars and developed superfast metro trains and rockets? Leaving everything behind is what a woman’s destiny is!

Image Source: Still from the film Photograph

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