Do not speak until you are spoken to. Do not wade like a duck. Walk slowly and silently. Do not laugh like a banshee. Sit like this. Eat like that. The list was endless, yet I had mastered it all.
Tiny things like having a son/ daughter/ wife of option in offical forms is moulding mindsets to consider a man the most important.
In a goddess temple in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh, married women lie face down in a row, so that priests can walk on their backs to enter the temple. This is supposed to 'help them have a child'.
Women should be able to be the way they want to be, do things they have dreamt of doing. This should not be 'allowed' to women by in-laws or anyone else - it is a right.
Rajiv Jha, a member of Rashtriya Hindu Yuva Vahini’s Goa unit filed an FIR against Shilpa Singh, a political science professor in a law college in Goa, for questioning marital symbols.
Letter from a daughter in law: Let’s not argue, fight, and show off who is better. Let’s be supportive in our respective new roles instead, and enjoy our life.
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