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Why Are School Boys Not Reprimanded For Bad Behaviour?

My classmates and I were sitting in a circle playing a game during annual day practices. And there was another circle of boys besides us. Suddenly I see one of them walking towards me and in a split second he snatched away the cards I was holding. I retaliated and then the cards were tore into pieces.

We live in a world where men and women are treated unequally.

Where men are given the upper hand. Where men are assumed to be the financial holders of the family. Where men don’t participate in the household chores as a symbol of superiority. Where men are excused for their ridiculous behaviour towards women.

When schools refuse to help!

Just a few months back I experienced something that still bothers me.

My classmates and I were sitting in a circle playing a game during annual day practices. And there was another circle of boys having their ‘good time’ in which we did not interfere in.

Suddenly I see one of them walking towards me and in a split second he snatched away the cards I was holding. I retaliated and then the cards were tore into pieces.

Sounds funny?

Yes, it did to them.

But certainly not to us. We all were furious as one of our friend’s belonging was damaged. We told the teacher in the class about what happened and her advice was shocking to me.

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“You girls please leave and go to the other class,” she said. I was appalled. We questioned that why were we the ones who had to move elsewhere when we didn’t even do anything wrong.

“No but the boys won’t listen so you all go to the other class where you’ll won’t get disturbed,” she replied. But why are we always the ones who have to compromise? And what do we do when the authorities do not take action?

When parents don’t support you either!

Many would say that it’s a very insignificant incident to share, just like my mother did, when I told her about what happened. “The teacher knows that you girls are accommodating hence she must’ve asked you’ll to move,” she explained.

But no, it’s these trivial occurrences that lead to boys growing up to thinking that it’s okay to disrespect women even on a small scale. Thinking that we’re made to tolerate and ignore it. 

I’m not saying that all men are the same. There are many who would travel the world and beyond to make someone happy. I’ve experienced it.

However, there’s a few out there that still haven’t wrapped their heads around the fact that we are all equal. There’s a limit to what we can condone. It is time that we put our foot down and make them question their actions.

Making them realise that disrespecting the womankind is not a joke.

Image source: Still from trailer of Crushed Season 2, edited on CanvaPro

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