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No discrimination between Man and Women

Have any one of you have hear about a Pakistani dominent women named Mukhtar Mai? She is the great fighter in Pakistan. Don't get confused with the word fighter. Here it has a different meaning.

This brave women was raped by 13 people as they were bound to do that according to a village council. She was silent at that moment and didn't protest against that. It made her feel so guilty and she realize that she needs to do something. She didn't look behind like other women. Her courage made her to raise her voice and she successively gain that.

In this world there are some people with pure soul. Like that she got help from a police officer who was really dedicated and helped her a lot. His effort make her feel that she will be able to achieve that.

It took a long time, but at last she made it.
At present she is married with that police officer. Though she has decided that she will not marry again she married him and now she is happy and secured enough.

What all of you think? I think we should take lesson from Mrs. Mukhtar. I have seen women who make themselves weak and they think as they are women they can't raise their voice, but we should change our thoughts and go ahead to achieve what we deserve.

Comments

Nelly2.0's picture

Speak out no matter what

Hi Farah,

I think she did the right thing by speaking out and raising her voice. You see, when victims of sexual assault speak out, they break the power their molesters have over them. And even if these deviant characters are not punished for their wrong doing, the simple fact that one lady raised her voice may save many women in future as people will always be careful when around them. I think Mrs Mukhtar is a real heroine. She raised her voice even when it may have been dangerous for her to do. These are the everyday heroes that are hardly recognised.

ps: I have a suggestion. You could paste this story on the group journal so that a lot more persons can see.

Love, Nelly

Farah Samin's picture

Can you let me know..

Hi Nelly,

I am glad to hear your voice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I am sorry that I couldn't find how I have to post my writings in a group journal. Can you let me know it?

Thanks a lot for you suggestion and apprecation.

See you online.

Love, Farah.

Farah

aliĝngix's picture

I agree

Some woman are strong like that, and I feel for all of her effort to get to something you can call normal.
What I feel, that Mukhtar Mai is, could be called a Hero.
A Hero, who raises against the odds, and comes out alive, the villain slayed, and people around will gape and grow stronger too because the Hero cleared the way.
I feel bad because some people muster all their strength just to survive. Dormant, I'd call it.
Dormant, because they are still living yet not what they used to be.
It is because of Heroes like these woman, that we feel the warmth of their strength, that we can look up and see that something is out their, something more, just calling, welcoming us back to real life.
I thank you for sharing this article.

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