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It's so tough!

General characteristic for good offspring: study well, get good job, take good care of parents

General characteristic of good daughter: study well, get good job, take care of parents, long dresses (the more complex the better), no parties no outings, no drinks, home by 5, talk less (lesser with boys the better), all house hold chores, mom's tears... dad's suggestion, brothers orders , no shouting, no loud laughter, ... marry at time ( earlier the better), no love marriage.... , bear child soon... take good care of child..................... and the list just doesn't end.... (in between doesn't even realize when a girl grew up and already became a women)

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Sharontina's picture

Very true

Absolutely true, but the paradigm is at the verge of change and dont worry one day this list will be forgotten, erased from the papers and minds. Both men and women will be live the same life, a life of equality and freedom, of peace and love.

Its not tough, its possible and its happening. Be positive.


Merlin Sharontina

shirl1000's picture


Your words touch my heart and help me to understand. It is not what I experience but I want to be aware. Thanks for helping to open my eyes. I plan to visit Nepal next year and did not realize that there was so much inequality...but things are changing everywhere. Keep writing and keep expressing your views. The more other women hear it, the more the world moves in new directions. Thank you. Shirl

Sending love and peace,

ansupokharel's picture


hey Shirl, thank u soo much. And you are welcome here. Hope we can meet,hehe.
The inequality problem is so silent. U need to have a closer look to understand it well.


Anisha Pokharel

ansupokharel's picture


Thnx Sharontina for ur valuable comments!
I am quite young, inexperienced in knowledge and age as well but i have that passion to make the mal-practices that is going in the society. I am not a feminists but one of those females who really don't want all these crazy things going around.i really don't know how is the discrimination in other part of the world but in my country I feel women are the problems of women. men were never a problem. If u r weak, if u quarrel among each other then someone else is gonna take the advantage, and that's what is happening.

Anisha Pokharel

Myrthe's picture

Similar situation

Anisha, in just a few words you express your idea so clearly! I live in a different part of the world, but the situation for girls and young women is similar here in the Caucasus, especially outside the capital cities.

topieopolot's picture

hello there

hey there your dead on, being a girl child can be tough.
and the gender discrimination absurd. as i keep saying i hope for a better world.
and i always wonder what goes on in the minds of such women persecutors....well thats what i have decided to call them
let us hope

We have to challenge that. If we want to see new generations of young females living an independent life, mothers have to question many cultural traditions which are a violation of basic human rights. "Your daughter doesn't have to be bound by fate. She needs to be allowed the power to create her own fate" Urmi Basu (She's the founder of New Light, a secular nonprofit charitable trust that operates as a creche-cum-night-shelter to protect and educate young girls, children and women at high risk in a red light area of Kolkata, India)
The women united will never be defeated!
All the best,


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