Misogyny and ‘ordinary’
‘Ordinary’ people can make a difference just by speaking out! Proud of you, Ma. You are an inspiration!
If I look back and try to summarize my life in one word – the word would be ‘ordinary’. And this would be true, for the large majority of us. A relatively care free childhood, thoroughly middle class (as defined in the early post-independence years) upbringing, the protective environment of college and the workplace in the security of parents, friends, husband, friends, colleagues etc…. A personal life graph of events and achievements of note would show a few spikes (not very large spikes as those who know me would understand), which would become small blips in the macro-environment I have occupied (Academia mostly) and would not even ruffle the surface on any larger regional/national scale. But even in a life so ordinary – any honest recap involves some episodes of ‘misogyny
The earliest episode – when I was probably just 6-7, is hazy – must have happened, as it floats…
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Posted on January 2, 2014, in Politics & Citizenship. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Am so touched by your mom’s blog piece. You are so her daughter- i can see that! Will be following her writings too now. So important that all if us speak out as she has done.
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Thank you Kiran. Will convey your compliments to her. I agree, speaking out is vital if we are to see change