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What is FGM? Have you ever wondered how widespread is the evil practice of Female Genital Mutilation, especially in India?
Society has been setting standards for women since long ago. But these standards are not necessities until we submit to them. Acceptance by family and friends majorly influences our lives. But these people sometimes tend to wear a mask to cover their ulterior motives.
Being pushed by our loved ones in a direction which can cause damage, physically or mentally, maybe the rising red flags. Yet, some have to give in as there are no government agencies supporting their safety.
FGM is one such vandalism which rips the females of their choice to their own bodies at a very tender age in many communities.
What is FGM or female genital mutilation? It is a practice in which a part or whole of the female genitalia (clitoral hood) is removed. It is basically the same as circumcision. Furthermore, it is an operation which has no medical benefit while being performed on young females.
Not only that, but it may sound like a foreign term; however, India has had multiple numbers of girls who had to undergo this horrific procedure.
Many countries still exercise this cruelty, where girls in their early stages are victimized in the name of custom by their own family members. The wounds have a great impact on them for life.
Kins play a big part in this operation wherein the mother, grandmother and other close female relatives of the girl hold her down on a table to be cut by the inexperienced midwife. Many times, an elderly untrained lady who has been doing this crime in secret is given the responsibility to do the job.
The tribes who support and undertake this procedure have been questioned by the authorities time and again. In spite of the facts and figures, there is no existing law which protects the female population from this horrendous agony.
Women who have suffered due to this evil have testified and brought their plight to light in nations across the world, including India.
Some suffer trauma talking about the violation to date. We as women need to stand up for our right to survival and protection.
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Nikita is a stay-at-home mom who has a degree in Human Rights. Writing for her is profoundly rooted within the joys of life. She focuses to make her content enriching with necessary elements. read more...
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There are many mountains I need to climb just to be, just to live my life, just to have my say... because they are mountains you've built to oppress women.
Trigger Warning: This deals with various kinds of violence against women including rape, and may be triggering for survivors.
I haven’t climbed a literal mountain yet
Was busy with the metaphorical ones – born a woman
Fighting for the air that should have come free
And I am one of the privileged ones, I realize that
Yet, if I get passionate, just like you do
I will pay for it – with burden, shame, – and possibly a life to carry
So, my mountains are the laws you overturn
My mountains are the empty shelves where there should have been pills
When people picked my dadi to place her on the floor, the sheet on why she lay tore. The caretaker came to me and said, ‘Just because you touched her, one of the men carrying her lost his balance.’
The death of my grandmother shattered me. We shared a special bond – she made me feel like I was the best in the world, perfect in every respect.
Apart from losing a person who I loved, her death was also a rude awakening for me about the discrimination women face when it comes to performing the last rites of their loved ones.
On January 23 this year, I lost my 95 year old grandmother (dadi) Nirmala Devi to cardiac arrest. She was that one person who unabashedly praised me. The evening before her death she praised the tea I had made and said that I make better tea than my brother (my brother and I are always competing about who makes the best chai).
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