Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Women's Bill

Bring out the candles and the placards
The sit ins at India Gate or the Rani of Jansi's
Women of India unite
You have nothing to lose but your Patriarchal chains.
They wasted decades in the run up to the Bill
Leth them not now cut it up into a Reservation Pie.
They've stepped up rapes in U P
A minister's niece murdered in A P
Is it to remind us
That men hold up the sky
And women are underneath.
We talk of Arab women debarred from driving
What about the Indian woman's right to Legislate?

3 comments:

nancygrayce said...

Thanks for your nice comment...I looked for your email address, but couldn't find one, so I'm writing in your comment section.

I, too am about to be 59, live in the US and am sorry and sad for the things women go through in your country. In Christ is where we have our full freedom!

Poetic Soul said...

very nicely you put yo point across!

Kusum Choppra said...

Thanks both of you, Krishna and Nancy.
Sorry nancy, I must disagree with you. Indian women may have a lot of baggage to carry, plus the millions of women not yet aware; but happy to report that millions are also aware and moving forward to the commanding heights quite rapidly....even a lady Prime Minister and President, part from leaders in every sphere of human endeavor.
Perhaps the saving grace of our culture is the fact that worship of the Woman/Mother is well defined from Time Imemorila. Also we have not yet reached that low in the commodification of the woman's body, as elsewhere. and all of us pray that we retrieve the situation before that.
As I always tell my friends who reach the commanding heights: PLEASE THINK LIKE A WOMAN. CAPITALISE ON YOUR FEMALE STRENGTHS AND DO NOT BECOME A FEMALE MAN. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES THAT MEN HAVE MADE, BY THINKING AND ACTING LIKE THEM. OR THE WORLD WILL BE WORSE OFF FOR IT.