Please do read this!
Today, my English Lit teacher was having a discussion about state of women in times of war. And she told us such spine chilling stories that half of our class was in tears by the end of the period. While men worry about livelihood and their lives, women have to worry about ‘not being raped’. It is highly, highly disgraceful that even in 21st century rape is being used as a weapon of war in many war-torn places. Our teacher told us that men of opposing party are thought to be defeated by putting hands on their respect, their honour, “their women. ” Fathers, brothers and husbands have such huge responsibilities on their shoulders during such times .Our teacher said something that is still stuck in my head, “ Wars are fought over the bodies of women.” So whenever you hear the word war, don’t just think about propaganda, death toll, politics, displacements, etc., think about the women and children who have so much at stake, think about the men who have so much to lose…. Men in suit-coats don’t mention it on Television but war has most blood curling experiences accompanying it. And they are not discussed often enough. Whenever a politician utter words of war or riots or hate, think about your mothers, sisters, daughters, fathers, brothers and yourself and you would know what to do. Our teacher recommended us some books and reads about the same. If anybody wants to know about the books, I will drop the name of the books and stories in comment section below. But these are horrifying stories and should only be read by strong hearted people.
In short- Spread love and not hate and don’t ever fall for hateful fires that may never touch the homes of those who started it but end up turning everybody else’s homes into ashes.