I was born a human,
but the world degraded me to an eye-candy,
turned me into an object,
excluded me from being one of them, one of human baby.
Even before one is born,
a mother mourns.
Not because she is having a girl,
but because her baby girl is doomed to live in a world of wolves.
Wolves that are neither a male nor a female,
But the kind that looks for the ways to suppress one to elevate the other.
Of them some are the ones who pray goddesses – Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati,
but prey on the same accusing their clothes, upbringing, and demeanor.
Things were fine in the long gone days.
“Are women’s breasts a body part?”
Is now not even a question.
Because sexual object as they are that men are deemed to stare at.
The objectification of women and her body parts is such,
That an advertisement of men’s suit,
has more women in backless dresses than men wearing the targeted product.
And thus a message is successfully sent across of women being a piece of bait.
If not for objectification,
Then thousands of teen girls wouldn’t be rushing for plastic surgeries.
Their breasts, their buttocks, their thighs,
after all, every object needs to be flawless in a world of dummies.
Had we ever considered them more than an object,
Had we ever considered them a living, breathing being,
No grandmother would have gotten her granddaughter killed in the womb,
and no husband would have forced himself on his “darling.”
If smart then witty,
If slow then corny,
If fair then delicious and pretty,
If dark then hideous and ugly.
If curvy then slutty,
If thin then a woman in a man’s body,
If loquacious then flirty,
If silent then playing dirty.
Who decided these standards?
“When women turned into objects?”
Here I am, asking you, them, and everybody!
The inspiration behind this poem is the book, UNFOLLOW, by Dr. Linda. As I had mentioned in my review for the same book, here is the one on objectification of females and their body parts; this attitude of ours has such an omnipresence that it has become our, women included, second nature and before we even realize (mostly we never) it, we are objectifying one.
We may say things aren’t extreme, that we can ignore the trivialities, that it’s going to be fine, but it’s this ignorance and denial of ours that has lead to where things are today, and, if nothing is done to remediate it to-day, nothing different can be expected of to-morrow.
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