Woman, you are too beautiful for us to resist raping you!

she
who
has been
oppressed
for centuries
by those
with more
strength
in their
shoulders
and coarseness
in their voice

she
who
is asked
to serve
food
to the male
members
of her family

despite
being of the
same age
as her brother
and despite doing
ten times
better
than him
in school

she
who takes
an auto
to reach
back home
just like
her brother
does

but
it’s her
burnt
corpse
that
reaches
home
after
three days
of searching
the city

she
who’s
pointed fingers
at when
she becomes
a victim of
uncontrolled
sexual desires
of a man

she
who
must be
untouched
before
her wedding
but it’s okay
if her brother
penetrates
as many
women
as he wants to

she
who does
her best
not to
internalise
the norms
of patriarchy

yet
she’s
the one
who gets
up early
to cook
for her children
and husband

despite
being the one
with lesser
physical strength

and despite
being as
successful
as her husband

she
whose
mistake
it is when
a group of men
find her breasts
perky enough
and decide to
rape
beat
and murder
her

she
who must
have
covered
her body
enough
to have
prevented
the rape

for
you see
it is a
man’s birth right
to do
whatever
he wants to do
with a
woman’s
body

you see
a man is never
pointed
fingers at

never taught
to keep
it in
his pants
when not asked for

you see
a man
is a man

he doesn’t need
consent

he doesn’t
need to control
his desires

afterall
it’s a man’s
world

women
are just
their
slaves

and if
they
are victims
of a sexual
assault

it’s they
who must
carry the further
courage
to go file
a law suit
or speak up

it’s she
who despite
undergoing
the trauma
and despite
having
been broken
from inside
must
speak up

our men
are surely
the most adorable
thing
in the world

they are
never at fault

it’s us
the
women
whose mistake
it is to
have
gotten
a vagina
instead of a penis
in our bodies
right?

~ the patriarchal world

Footnote

Penned by me after my college council posted an initiative in which they were to teach women on what to do after you are sexually abused and how to file a law suit.

It breaks my heart to see how we still put the victims of sexual assault in further pain by teaching them how not to be sexually provoking enough.

I was surprised to see how the post didn’t even seek the attention of men, the criminals who actually do the act.

Patriarchy is so deeply woven in us that women have internalised that it’s their mistake perhaps because of which men rape them.

Its funny how noone even notices, that while women are given helpline numbers and asked to shut their doors at a certain time;

Men aren’t ever made to sit down and told to stop touching women without their consent.

Looks like our men are right, why else will this screwed up notion of caging the victims while leaving the criminals out there in the open perpetuate?

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