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We have normalised violence in the domestic sphere so much, that we often don't even notice it as violence, and it is even culturally sanctioned.
It was the first time Aditya had seen her since she left him, or maybe, love left the two of them. Seven years back, Aditya and Priya had been husband and wife, now they were complete strangers.
"Society loves women if they stay little girls: silent and innocent," says Paromita Bardoloi. And patriarchal society is being called out at this point with #MeToo, something that has been long coming.
It is always most difficult to name and shame someone who is well-known to you: in a very personal post, Sonia Chatterjee writes about the sexual harassment she had faced as a child from a family friend.
A hard-hitting poem that takes us through the life of an ordinary Indian girl. All her life silenced by the shaming and finger-pointing. But no longer silent.
"Why do the immoral survive?" asks the author, adding, "It is time to rally around and bring decency back into society, come hell or high water."
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