''My Mother Taught Me Not To Ignore Eve-Teasing!'' A Young Girl's Story Revealing The Positive Side Of Society

What is it like to be a girl in India? 

''My Mother Taught Me Not To Ignore Eve-Teasing!'' A Young Girl's Story Revealing The Positive Side Of Society
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It is said, "India is the most dangerous country for a girl child to survive."

Yes, a controversial United Nations finding based on the pathetic Indian social statistics, claimed this research (much of which dates back to the time of the colonial rule.)

Throughout the country, if you go up and down the caste ladder, the joy of parenthood differs by the gender of the child. The birth of a girl is equivalent to a tragedy or disappointment.

Not anymore!

While the system of dowry, child marriage is still prevalent in the rural regions, it has stopped being a burden in the urban areas. 

I get filled with rage when I think about all these experiences, and I read the newspaper, but there is a start to everything; a start to change.  When I go back to my childhood and remember my first day of school, all I remember are the beautiful memories. 

The topic is a bittersweet journey to talk about, but there are still positive aspects that I would love to bring light to.  

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Enough of the sad story. I will share my experiences that will bring light to being a girl in India. 

Enough of the sad story. I will share my experiences that will bring light to being a girl in India. 

I am a 25 years old daughter born and brought up in a city in a moderately nuclear semi-conservative family. My answer might differ from the most people posting online but believe me; everything is  truth. 

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My mother always taught me nothing would be yours in your life except your education. 

My mother always taught me nothing would be yours in your life except your education. 

"Be nice. Don't be loud. Don't be stubborn. Respect others. Don't speak out. Be a good wife. Be a good daughter. Be a good sister. Uphold the family honor." Aren't guys asked to do the same too? 

I wasn't forced to learn household chores. It was my choice. 

I wasn't forced to learn household chores. It was my choice. 

Because I always saw my parents working together for the house, helping each other finish off all chores. Be it, my father earning for the family and my mommy earning and serving us food daily. 

It was never like I was responsible for all the work at home. 

It was never like I was responsible for all the work at home. 

I have a brother and he did sweep and mop the floor when I used to study. Sometimes, it was us who used to handle the chores at home. 

I was a studious, hard-working girl and I never heard anything cliche. 

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I was a hard working PCM student and knowing my interest; my parents got me enrolled in a reputed coaching institute of my city, even when the fees burnt their pockets and my education was difficult with another baby around. They expected me to pass all examinations and always motivated me successfully. At the end when things did not go well, and I couldn't make it to a prestigious college, I was devastated. My parents were my biggest support; they never said anything cliche like "you are a girl you don't need to work" or anything of that sort, rather they always trusted me completely and knew I'd have a bright career ahead.

I happily party and my brothers and friends keep me secure. 

I happily party and my brothers and friends keep me secure. 

Even if I get late sometimes, my parents, brothers/ friends make it sure to keep me safe. I even have Vcare installed, and if not I have my phone in hand. 

All my demands are paid proper attention too. 

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If I want something, I get it. But these desires don't include unjustified whims and demands. 

Eve teasing and remarks are a daily affair and all girls face it. I am no exception here. 

Eve teasing and remarks are a daily affair and all girls face it. I am no exception here. 

But unlike many other Indian parents, my mom and dad never asked me to ignore it; rather my mommy always taught me how to stay aware of the people around. She even told me how to take appropriate actions when things go wrong. 

Although, I still long for the day when girl child will be safe in India. 

Although, I still long for the day when girl child will be safe in India. 

It surely is a bitter-sweet experience but at least, we have a bunch of people around who really care. India definitely needs to change. Not just boys or not just girls, we all need to change. 

I am proud to be a GIRL! 

Raise your hand, if you believe this. 

Raise your hand, if you believe this. 

Do not forget to share this woth your friends. 

Who should bring the change in India?