Celebrating “International Girl Child” Week
When the topic for the week was tossed I thought there’s so much to write but my friends were a step ahead and poured their hearts regarding their concerns about how a girl child is perceived to grow up in a society like ours. And I echo their thoughts.
Well after exercising my brain a lot as to what shall I present, I thought of bringing forth two examples (out of many) from my childhood but not directly related to my own life that had a lasting impact on my opinions.
Instance 1: He was my junior in school. A dancer by interest and a very bright student. He was always a target of bullies in school. Calling him “girlie” and many more names that I am unable to express (leaving it your imagination) here, was very distasteful to the core.
Instance 2: I think I was in…
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