If this is how my life is going to be, I don't want to live anymore.
This is the thought that comes to most of the girls who have faced harsh times in life. There was a point in my life when I also felt like giving up, but I had people around me who boosted the lost confidence and lifted me from that ditch of self-loathing. Most people in this world don't really get this support from their near and dear ones and that's when they decide that they have endured enough and it is time to give up.
Women tend to face a lot in life but the minute we see some news flashing on the TV that says a girl has committed suicide we promptly comment that she mustn't have been strong enough to face all the hardships in life.
Here's how all of us are equally responsible for whenever a girl decides to take her life:
Just because you have planned something and you feel it is good for your girl, you push her deep into the ditch where she will eventually feel suffocated and choose to die.
A father starts this 'it is good for you' drama by forcing her to marry, aiming to get the burden off his shoulder.
When the mother, who is also deemed to be sensitive towards her child, also forces her to do something that she isn't willing to do.
Where are all those promises? How can a man simply walk off and pretend that nothing happened?
Men are so engrossed with their 'thing' that they fail to realise that women are also humans and they also feel something. They might not show it but it hurts them and you not noticing the fact only adds up to the pile that has been formed.
Abuse, be it physical, sexual or mental, makes a big change in anyone's life and if you are abused you should not remain silent. But, if you abuse, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Her torn spirit further pushes her to take that step. She starts hating people and that is because you touch her and do things to her without her consent. Women are not a toy to play with and people need to get that fixed somewhere in their thick skull.
She would pretend that everything is fine but the minute you start discussing real things with her, you realise how much she has endured and to what extent it has hurt her.
Real men don't rape. They don't show their strength and power over women via sexual abuse or via shutting her down. They lift their women up. If you hurt her body, mind, and soul like that, you are only contributing to the push in the ditch that I mentioned earlier.
And that scream is so dreadful that if you hear it you'd probably get goosebumps.
You slept as if you didn't do anything and that nothing actually happened.
A story that the world would only witness when she is gone.
But you changed everything, her outlook towards life, the passion and dedication that she had and also my wishes. A wish to live life.
That's all people.
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