I asked my parents the question- "What would you do to stand up against gender oppression?"Of all the answers I expected, this came as a pleasant surprise.I had never thought of myself as a single girl child' for a reason. Apparently, I am.
Are you saying that you are your parent's stand against gender oppression?
i guess this is a very strong example for liberation from gender oppression...rather action against gender oppression...
hey neha i this particular post of yours really grabbed my attention but im not able to understand completly what you mean by this image and i have a somewhat similar question to that of evans
I come from a traditional, large family in the interiors of Karnataka where having one child is looked down upon and if that child happens to be a female, even more."What will only one girl give you?""A girl is always some one else's property"" She will marry and go away"" A girl needs siblings."" She needs a boy to take care of her"" A boy is necessary to carry your name forward"My parents had me 10 years after they got married and after a lot of thought. They wanted a single girl. Luckily for them, it happened and despite what the rest of our family said they brought me up independently.
I bet they're proud of you now!Have any of the same family members come back around with respect for your parents choice?
Yes, actually!We keep hearing remarks such as, " What will you do when she marries and goes?"Most of my aunts and uncles have had more than one child. It is a necessity, they feel.