I simply cannot understand why some women behave the way they do.It completely baffles me.Women have been abused,exploited and made to feel inferior to men since time immemorial.All in the name of “culture”.They have been so completely brainwashed into believing that “culture” is so sacrosanct that no one should question the great “culture” that they belong to.Obviously they seem to think that “culture” however inhuman,barbaric and uncivilised it may be,must be protected against the onslaught of modernity and progress just because the concepts of modernity,progress and human rights(including women’s rights) have originated in the West.And they think that Western culture is inferior to their own culture that they want to stick on to some inhuman and shocking practices that will even make a man feel ashamed.
This post is all about one of the most shocking practices that I have heard of women being subjected to.It is called female genital mutilation or female genital cutting.
I cannot describe this horrible practice in my own words.Take a look at this wikipedia article for the whole story about this obnoxious practice.
Ofcourse,that article is scientific in nature,so it is not going to describe this practice in an artistic way.Art can describe inhuman and shocking practices better than science.Click on this article from the Daily Mail to get a good artistic view about this “great cultural practice”.
Well,I have always suspected that one half of the female population is the greatest enemy of the other half and men are usually tools to be used by one half or the other.The more I read about such things,the more they reinforce that view.
All I can say is that if women want to harm themselves and other women,no power on heaven or Earth can save them.
Rabindranath Tagore said,”Into that heaven of freedom,my Father,let my country awake!”
I wish he had said,”Into that heaven of freedom of thought,my Father,let the women of the world awake!”