2020 - Women take the Lead

SADRAG
Posted January 12, 2020 from India

Young girls have often been considered an invisible voice. Their life is suppressed under the weight of cultural beliefs and stereotypes which ask them to stay silent and adjust with whatever  happens around. Girls get conditioned in such a way that their life remains not only silent but they  follow the others' ( predominantly the male voices) through out. The saddest part is when girls have to hear, "You have no mind of your own. Stay quiet and follow what others say, No outbursts, suppress your anger. Be a GOOD girl".

Why is it so? 

Do girls have no mind of their own? OR this social construct is so strong that we are made to believe it all! 

I am pained when I see young girls wanting to say so much and there is hardly anyone to hear them out. Its a sad and painful fact and I hate it the most. 

Well! at the same time It may not be so gloomy all the time. A whiff of fresh air may change the entire scenario. AND thats what I am witnessing these days amid CAA agitations. 

These days student agitations  in Universities, college and educational institutes of repute are giving us a strong message. Here come our Girls, vocal, strong and wanting to SPEAK OUT! They are breaking the gender stereotypes of  femininity that has caged their inner self over years together. These girls do not fear the brutal force of police. They are moving ahead with their voices becoming stronger day by day. 

Sine days together, girls are agitating for their voices to be heard. They are Leading the agitations and have become a force to reckon with. They have clear goals and a clear voice to tell the world - What they Want! They are venting out their anger in open streets.  

The  Politics apart, I see a kind of leadership emerging among these girls which makes me feel that the Year 2020 is definitely going to be the year of  leadership among girls that would soon take us to the goal of Gender Equality. 

This is a beginning but did we not want  it to happen all this while! 

Women in a yet another male dominated mold - AGITATION!

 

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Anita Shrestha
Jan 12
Jan 12

Thank you for sharing

Hello, Sadrag,

Yes! This is the year girls will reclaim their voices and be heard. Thanks for sharing this optimistic perspective.

SADRAG
Jan 13
Jan 13

Yes Karen, The voices of girls can not be suppressed anymore. The year 2020 is definitely for a big change.

I agree, dear sister. This is a great year for our girls!

Jill Langhus
Jan 13
Jan 13

Hello there Mala,

How are you doing? What are "CAA agitations?" I'm glad these girls are speaking up, too. It stands to reason that people, any group of people, that have been repressed for a very long time will eventually rise up and speak up:-) Well, I do hope that 2020 is their year, and the year for girls and women to come into their power even more. I have to agree with you:-) It does sound and look promising from many angles, updates, and countries.

Thanks for sharing your post. I hope you have a great week!

SADRAG
Jan 13
Jan 13

Our govt. has recently enforced Citizen Amendment Act in the country. The youth are agitating against it across the country. The girls are in the forefront and are leading this agitation.

This is the first time that I am seeing girls voicing their concern on political issues so actively. Such is the change.
The Rising Girl Power!

Jill Langhus
Jan 15
Jan 15

Oh, I see. Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't completely following what you were saying:-) Alright! This is great! Thanks again for sharing:-) Love it!

Hope you're doing well, and having a great week!

XX

Wusufor
Jan 14
Jan 14

Hi sister Sadrag,
I am surely behind you along your vision for girls 2020. May it be so for us.
Take care
Hugs

SADRAG
Jan 17
Jan 17

Hi Lisbeth,
Yes we are all together for the vision of
WE THE ENABLERS!
WE THE POWER!!

Wusufor
Jan 17
Jan 17

Splendid :-)

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Sadrag,
Thanks so much for your post. 2020 is surely a year of change and we have to make sure that as women the voices of women and girls are heard. No more suppression.
Have a lovely day.

SADRAG
Jan 17
Jan 17

Yes Anita

No more suppression !!

SeemaKhandale
Jan 17
Jan 17

Greetings,
Pl connect me on 9930025807, let's see how I can associate with you and move ahead.
Thanku

SADRAG
Jan 17
Jan 17

Sure Seema
I would soon call you for a long chat on issues that we are both interested in.

SeemaKhandale
Jan 17
Jan 17

Will b waiting:)

Lenina Rassool
Jan 17
Jan 17

#Womandla this is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. It resonates so much at a time when I am older and trying to unpack where my voice went and trying to get it back. ❤

SADRAG
Jan 17
Jan 17

Hi Lenina, Best to all of us!

Beth Lacey
Jan 17
Jan 17

It seems these girls get stronger and braver every day

SADRAG
Jan 17
Jan 17

Yes indeed

I owe their strength to the formal education that girls are aspiring for in contemporary times. Their quest for learning is increasing day by day and they dont want to remain only Literate.

They want to get Educated in the true sense of EDUCATION.