There are certain things in life, which are too horrendous to talk about. Those things are often skirted around, mentioned by other code words, or some such thing. Because they just cannot be spoken about. Not in daylight, not in public, not in any other way which might be heard by a third person. And, if by mistake, someone mentions this taboo in public, to be heard by a third person, they are considered outcasts too. To be shunned. Shun the victims, shun their supporters, and shun anyone who voices the taboo topic. Better to cover that dirtiness under the cot and stand over them than exhibit them and try to clean them.
Whenever someone says it is disgusting to mention words such as rape, molestation, sexual harassment, domestic abuse, family violence, we can only pity them. Nowadays, it has become politically incorrect to speak against women. But it has not stopped people from continuing what they used to do. Refined methods have been found for men and women expressing their distastes. But the fact remains that even those who ‘patronize’ women do so with an air of Father Christmas being extra generous with a naughty child. When we started the campaign in this blog, we received support from a few and sadly, there were an equal number of people who asked us ‘why we were doing this at such an age.’ Still other comments included
‘Oh why are you mingling women abuse with a book blog?’ (We only need a medium to express what we want to say. If our personal blog had the same reach as this one, we would have used that too!)
‘What do you mean to achieve by doing this?’ (we have made our point. If even ONE man or woman changes due to this blog, therein lies our purpose)
‘Women harassment campaign? You’ve got to be joking!’ (Oh Yeah? What would you rather prefer? Detailed entertainment videos?)
‘You’re too serious for your age’ (Honestly. Is 23 too old or too young to talk about women abuse? Am sincerely confused!)
‘On what basis are you asking us to believe that the articles you have given were written by the original celebrities?’ (Be our guest, check our inbox. We have got proof of each of the celebrities sending their articles. This is the most preposterous comment we have ever got!)
‘I notice you didn’t get enough support.’ *Accompanied with a snigger* (We have enough people supporting us, and if this campaign manages to change at least one man or woman, there we have the fruits of our hard work. We don’t count how many, we count how deep the message sinks in!)
‘How are we supposed to listen to no name people telling us things’ (Oh! At least the ‘no name people’ had enough guts to come out and speak about their predicament)
And I could go on answering more such questions. But I guess I have covered the basic questions we faced the past month. And I am not going to waste anymore time answering anything else similar. So yes, as a parting, I would like to say a few things.
We would wish to thank all the people who lent us support!
We wish to thank the authors who took time away from their busy schedules to write for us!
We want to thank those who have shared their experiences with us and helped those women who were too ashamed to come out.
We want to thank the people who actively tweeted and posted messages on FB supporting us.
We want to thank everyone who browsed through our blog and took time to read what we had written.
Last but not the least,
We want to thank everyone who gave us positive feedback for our efforts. You kept us going. And those of you who had done this before us, you were our inspiration.
We end this campaign with the hope that more of you would start spreading the message around. We would reach our goal. We will win, not immediately, but definitely! THANK YOU