International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women
“Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the gender inequalities that fuel rape culture are essentially a question of power imbalances.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Today, on the International Day of Elimination of Violence against women; we thought of presenting a thought process instead of facts and figures displaying what ratio the violence has increased or decreased. Instead, we will discuss the reason why this happens and how to permanently eliminate the root cause of violence against women.
We live in a society that is male dominant or often termed as a patriarchal society. From childhood to adolescence to adulthood, we all have a mentality of male being the more dominant group of a living being. Why living being? Because if we see this at a wider angle also, males are considered to be the one who bring food and earlier we didn’t had any priority over food.
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This difference is natural and it is how it was suppose to be. But somehow we humans manage to define another level of dominance that was Violence. Physical violence, mental harassment, sexual violence are all subcategories.
Men are expected to be strong, to make better decisions, stand tall amongst the crowd, but hardly do we teach them how to respect women. Men in all their livelihood believe that they are better decision maker even if they are not because of a thought process running down their brains, consistently taught of how they have to earn one day for their families and make better choices for living. But we never teach them to respect their wife and sisters.
If you want to stop violence, Teach your brother, your son, to respect women. The only change that will prove right is if you teach this new generation to respect women in all form and consider it above all your duties to treat them properly.
So let’s take a pledge to bring a change in our society by teaching the next generation od how to treat women well and respect them anyhow!