Too fat, too thin, too loud, too soft, too independent, too shy, too covered, too open, too girlish , too tomboy, too fair, too dark , too tall, too short, too vocal, too quiet, too orthodox, too religious
and so much more to judge.
The Skirt judged for being too short, The Burkha judged for being too covered.
The one in skirt labelled the provoker, the one in Burkha considered oppressed.
The streets still not safe, the unborn still killed, the loner still raped, the unwilling still forced, the widow still taunted, the raped still not accepted, the rapist still free.
The prostitutes considered ‘Bad Woman’ but what about the man engaged with her?
Dowry still kills many, the divorced left without any financial support.
Woman still symbolizes the weak “don’t cry like a girl”.
The voices still unheard, the wounds still unhealed.
Who is she?
A hero in this brutal world.
An unwilling burden?
Poem by Fatma Rahman
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