Until now, all my blog posts have been written with an excitement of either narrating a memorable experience; of giving my views on a latest movie, of just criticizing the mindset of certain individuals or of just speaking about movies. But today as I write this new post, I don’t feel any excitement and instead I feel it’s unfortunate that I have to write something on this. I say it’s unfortunate because of a terrible practice, which still continues in our so-called civilized and modern society.
A family which is quite close to mine is forcing me to write this post. Few years back, the daughter-in-law of the family gave birth to twin girls. Although everyone in their family was pleased, or at least they looked like, from inside they weren’t. There was disappointment written all over their hearts and minds. The reason: not getting a boy child.
And recently, the daughter-in-law has become pregnant again. No prizes for guessing why the family wants another child. What happens if she gives birth to a girl again? And above all, the family is not financially well off.
It’s sad to see this obsession with a boy child prevailing even in the 21st century. It’s even sadder to think there are lakhs and lakhs of families continuing such practice regularly. Such mentality not only hampers the already disturbed male-female ratio but also gives fuel to population explosion, which is killing the country since decades.
However, amidst these sick minded people, there is a large group of individuals who have committed themselves to stop this anti-female mentality. You can have a look at their efforts and be a part of their campaign. Just follow these links: –
Woman For a Change Website: – http://womenforachangecommunity.ning.com/
Safe World for a Woman Website: – http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/
Endorse Safe World for Woman Campaign by filling this form: – http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/endorsement/sw_endorseform.html
Facebook group ‘I Support a Safe World for Women’ – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=178968270949
Facebook group ‘I Support Woman for a Change’- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44510003253
Facebook group ‘FIGHT BACK- Engineering Gender Equality’-http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8800419602