Stop labeling, judging and playing the blame game
Women are not objects, treat them well and have some shame!

She is fierce, bold and takes a stand
Oh! She is a bitch!

She is meek, feeble and doesn’t have a chance
Oh Yes, I am from Mars!

She is beautiful, gorgeous and has a great body.
Oh! She is a catch.

She is dark, short and a little fat.
For her, I am an encashable match.

She is ambitious, intelligent and has a career
Oh dear! She must be a bad homemaker

She is a housewife who strives every second for her family.
This lady! She does nothing!

She drinks, parties and wears western clothes.
Oh! She is easily available.

She got raped at 8 in the evening near a mall.
Well, she deserved that for following “Bollywood culture”

Stop labeling, judging and playing the blame game
Women are not objects, treat them well and have some shame!

By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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