I remember the first time he slapped me. I was stunned, shattered. I wanted to call you both up and cry and tell that I didn't want to live with this man. But then my conditioning stopped me.
Keeping women financially dependent is an old patriarchal trick. Enough of this. You have no right to keep daughters powerless for your 'honour'.
Teach your daughter to stand up for herself. Teach your sons to treat women like human beings. This is the only way to curtail domestic violence.
This idea of silencing a girl from sharing things at her home needs to be stopped. If you don't want anybody to know it, don't do it at all.
But I would remain silent, because husbands own the right to marital rape. The next morning I would get back to the never ending chores, as if nothing happened.
Let's hold accountable the husbands and in-laws who callously murder women when dissatisfied with the dowry, and parents who raise daughters to be 'good wives and daughters in law'.
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