Why not?… And needn’t be!

Why not I come back home late?

And needn’t answer all questions asked for doing so…

If boys are allowed to hangup with their friends so late,

And when asked… “We went for a late night show!”?

Why not I wear that dress?

And needn’t change them as they ask me to do…

If boys can come out in their knickerbockers, shirtless,

Me wearing sleeveless is unacceptable, boys in that look cool?

Why not I get a tattoo?

And needn’t take permission for getting one…

When my brother was not even questioned once,

And me to not have a tattoo… is that even done?

Why not I spend my money on myself?

And needn’t tell all where I earned all that from…

when a boy can spend his parents money on girls,

a new girl which he brings every month!

Why not I roam about freely in those streets?

And needn’t fear that someone might chase me…

When that same boy is not asked by his parents what he was upto,

But the girl is accused that it was all her fault, What an analogy!

Is that all you talk about equality?

Then why not have shame on us…

And needn’t give any excuses for it,

When can’t we stand up together to fight for the cause,

And make a society that together we knit?

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61 thoughts on “Why not?… And needn’t be!

  1. Life's Truth says:

    The society is using human beings as a means for itself. And it is true..
    The society is not for human beings now… The society has become more important than #humanity. The culture, the civilization, they all have become more important…They were meant to be for human, but now they are not for human. They have almost reversed the whole process; now human exists for them.. Everything is feeded from the birth itself into each and Every child the rules the process to live in this society no and please understand society don’t wants human to be free to have freedom, specially women in India and for this man & women both responsible those who are part of scoiety…

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  2. tanishq says:

    its really great to see that you keep doing posts like these. most of us will write a post like this,and never address the issue again,but you really get the message across, so cudos to you!

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  3. minoshi says:

    Radhika you have an amazing blog and this post is really beautiful. Reading it reminded me of the documentary MISS REPRESENTATION . Watch it on youtube. It exactly points out the problem you described here .
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    She writes beautiful poems blogs about nature and philosophy and human emotions. Do read her blog and support her by following and also comment your views.🙂

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  4. Sundaram Chauhan says:

    This was so moving… Loved it…don’t listen to them, do it all. Just stay safe, coz there are ppl who really dont want half the world grow. The half that brings forth the other half. The half that’s scientifically too is a ‘better’ half… keep writing…🤘✌👍👍👍🙌

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