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March 20, 2017
 

This prompt was there on my mind ever since women's day, and it's a pretty sensitive topic and one that really needs to be dealt with in particular all over the world, but it's getting worse by the day in India.

   "The safety of women in India"

You know, on women's day, when I saw that day's newspaper lying on the floor and picked it up, the first thing I saw on the front page was a news that read, "Even though it's women's day, there is no special consideration for rape" and the news that followed under the headlines was worse. One news said two children of ages 5 & 7, sisters were found dead, hanging in their house, one week apart. They were victims of molestation and sexual abuse, th...

HANG IN THERE
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March 23, 2017
 

No one complete a girl
Rather
Than
Her
confidence.....

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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March 22, 2017
Peterborough, United Kingdom

Heaven on earth
The bright lights,
The neverending space,
It surrounds us,
It smothers us,
Its suffocating,
Its effortlessly beautiful,
The guardian angel,
Where is she?
I hide,
I cry,
I weep,
I realise,
Here she is,
She has been here the entire time,
Mother i call her,
She was the bright lights all along.

POWERFUL WOMAN
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March 22, 2017
Hyderabad, India

Love was in the air,
Everywhere love  street, park,school, colleges,
But she found peace only on the lap of her mother.
Every love fades but true love gets stronger day by day, first love is mother,
Someone who would never laugh when you cry, will never leave you till you die.
#sneha

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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March 22, 2017
 

You left me when I needed you the most. I was only five when you decided you no longer wanted to be a mother. I was only five when you decided to leave my dad, a high school drop out who had no choice to drop out and work to support US. Fifteen years. . . Fifteen years you decided to disappear and live your life. I bet you didn't know that shortly after you left, my dad lost it and left me at my grandparents. I bet you also forgot that they were poor, struggling to raise 6 other children in the tiniest two bedroom apartment. But then again, even if you did remember, it wasn't enough for you to come back. I cried, I asked for you. I had so many questions unanswered. I watched a grown hurt man...

INK DROP
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March 22, 2017
Poperinge, Belgium

My fellow Lettrists and Lettrist Sisters in India; Sankar's prompt has helped to pull me from a dangerous contemplation.

I honestly have no fear of death anymore. I have lost too many children; you would think it was the dark ages. My daughter Kamryn would be 21 in September. Yes. I was incredibly young to do. BUT LEGAL.  My daughter was conceived right before my wedding sham. I believe to this day it was covered up to pretend; I was a pious virgin after all. I will not rehash the gut wrenching saga and aftermath of her birth/death; but the sire of this wee girl could care less.

I went onto mother more and lose more; but what ended up happening was there was no joy in life and only duty. ...

STRONG PEOPLE
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March 21, 2017
 

"Should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves?
Of course.
But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them."

These words are by one of my favorite authors: Jessica Valenti.
This quote by her says it all though.
If I walk in a bar fully naked should I get raped? No! Should I get arrested for indecent exposure? Yes!
In a perfect world a decent human being will clothe me and be concerned. They would take me home or to a hospital. A rapist will rape me because they are a rapist. That's all. ...

MYSTERIOUS PASSION
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March 22, 2017
 

Queens are not born in some month of may , june or july...

They are formed by...
struggle of January....
frustration of February...
Irritation of march..
denyal of april....
motivation of may..
inspiration of june..
planning of july ..
execution of August...
Fight of september...
Battle of October....
Pain of November....
&
Victory of December.

BADMINTON
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March 22, 2017
 

How confident was she?
In those limbs; graceful at her will.
In those clothes of comfort;
she ran, she flew, she slipped, she got up.
never stopping at a place of comfort,
She lived a dream which people cursed nightmare;
Refusing to obey the norms of society,
She woke up walking past their judgements;
Rose and loved herself to strike their style out.
Leaving a sense of silence and awe on the faces of dust.

-Arunima .

PANELS
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October 1, 2015
 

A tribute to my mother; taken too young

"I'm comfortable with chaos.
Messes put me at ease.
Don't try to clean my stuff
Don't move that, please!
I find solace in the clutter
and warmth in being boxed in,
with all the junk I've collected
The chaos is my friend.
Just give me a minute
Don't roll your eyes.
It's hard to find the words
Hard to even try.
My mind is in shambles
It's not my fault you see,
I know it's hard to accept
But it's not any easier for me.
Just love me and be by my side,
As I forget everything
Neither of us can know
What tomorrow will bring.
I've loved you since you were a baby
Please don't leave me
As I become like a child
It's inevitable, you see.
I hate this disea...

HAVE FAITH
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March 22, 2017
 

"Her soul had been parched open,
Her body, had become a scavenger's feast,
The scars on her physique, burnt, grunted, mourned of shame;
Her eyes, cried, the cries of being a deity, much worshipped since birth, punished for the rest of her life ."
And.......
That day, she got reminded about the misfortunes of having the x-chromosome.
How many girls, have ever thought- "It would have been much better if I were born a boy." I feel each one of us. I too feel that life would have been simpler if I had been a guy!
Why is it that we girls are forced to stay at home, after the 'dark'? Why are girls told to cover their bodies from head to toe, in order to avoid dirty glares from men or from anyone el...

WOMAN
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March 22, 2017
 

Dear people who know,

What is feminism?

All i know about this word is the movement to fight for women's rights. But i believe it not just limited to it but has much more to it.

Today i was mocked by my neighbor as feminist when i argued about why can't women smoke. For me it was not a feminist comment but common sense. But being called a feminist did kind of upset me as i hadn't declared to myself of being a feminist.

I request all users to give your views about feminism.
Use the tag "teachmefeminism"

-FAISAL

CHISME
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March 21, 2017
 

Women of India on dilemma
...whom to believe on hearing more and more of sick news everywhere..on molestation and rape..
Relative friend stranger!!!
No variations
Everybody's perspective on a women is that she is just a weak creature with an attractive body,who dont even dare to raise her arm...
We dont blame every men!!
But every man turns out to be a molester of a stranger girl at a favourable situation...By various means...which hinders her progress...
So,all the above mentioned..things... are just the usual blah blah things of Indians..
So,let me go deep inside,
What makes a man do this,
The weak law where the accused doesnt get a death sentence even when the rape victim has been dead...
...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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March 21, 2017
 

Mother.

I hear the footsteps
Next to my door
It's mid-July
Ten years from now
I want to hear those footsteps again.

SPORTS ANNOUNCER
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March 21, 2017
Udaipur, India

So much can be said,  so little can be done.

# women's safety on India

-rayie

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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March 21, 2017
 



Born as a result of his lustfullness
Died for the same, an angel in mess.
Daddy, before she could even say
He became the bloody demon who took her life's ray.
With a loud scream that was the last,
The baby was forever lost.

Lost and losing,
The 'Crackhead'..!

MYSTERY DOLL
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March 21, 2017
 


Haiku..An Addiction.

Fumes puffed in deeper
He was a living poison
Alcohol in Soul.

Talk about the men, not just her!
The 'Crackhead'..!

STYLE
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March 21, 2017
 



''Nature,
for sure, must be a girl.
Her Existence
tormented to death
every minute.
She still gives life
to every human around.'',
said the kid,
realizing life at the age of eight,
draining all her blood, as her human right,
in a sexual assault, lost her fight.

Natural,
The 'Crackhead'..!
:|


TINY QUEEN
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March 21, 2017
 


BLAME THE MOON....!

Was it Her?
Or The Lord's Err?
Was it the dress?
Or the darkness?
Was it the skin?
Or just karma's Sin?

Was it He?
Or the Society?
Was it the law?
Or the lives he saw?
Was it a biological rush?
Or a cruelty in need to crush?

Was it the night?
Or the absence of a knight?
Was it her beauty?
Or the lack of faith in deity?
Was it the drug?
Or a human slug?

Was it really something?
Or just a mysterious nothing?

What was it????
Oh just shut your thoughts.
Blame The Moon..!

Blamed in Flame,
Burnt in Shame,
The 'Crackhead'..!
:|

WEREWOLF
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March 21, 2017
 

#crimeagainstwomen

Call it a coincidence but today I read about the Delhi women who faced harassment by an Uber driver recently, complained but sadly no strict action was taken and now I see an opportunity to put my thoughts to words.
'Beti bachao, Beti padhao' {Save a Girl, Teach a girl }.
Save her for what?  Being victimised at every step?  Being judged, abased and harassed?  
Teach her what? To keep quiet? Being tolerating, forgiving and compromising?
A country where Durga, the Goddess, as an idol of strength, the saver of the good , the killer of the evil, is prayed day and night, but women, the incarnate of the same goddess are weakened, not saved in need and are killed by the evil. ...

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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