I just infer from media that today, being the fourth Sunday of the month of September, it is being celebrated the world over as international daughters day.
I think given the most recent development of the return of Taliban in the neighbouring state of Afghanistan and their first action as the ruling bloc being confining the women of the country to within the four walls of their homes, the importance of this occasion cannot be over emphasised. And while the development in Afghanistan was a foregone conclusion upon the return of Taliban to power, the continuous oppression of women in the patriarchal societies shows that notwithstanding the tremendous advancement in different fields, certain mindsets have resisted all these advancements.
I think a daughter need not be seen as a daughter as that immediately invokes a feeling of burden, marriage, paraya dhan, weaker sex, limitations et al. Every woman – be it a mother, a sister, a wife, a niece, an aunt, a colleague, a friend – is someone’s daughter and if it think on these lines then suddenly it becomes a totally different perspective and feeling.
A happy international daughters day to not only my but all the daughters of world.
I was born the same way as was my brother
Why he got all the love and I became a bother?
Why he got the best – gifts, education and life?
The focus on me was to become somebody’s wife!
Why he enjoyed the best of childhood?
I was put under all the restrictions you could!
I heard you once saying if I could be your second son
Life for you would have been a perpetually shining sun!
But if no daughter like me gets to see this world
How the humans will survive is a million dollar question!
Love me,nurture me and make me independent
Earth for sure will become a better planet!