Being a notable woman
Might seem like a great caption.
But, it is difficult
To capture how we feel as a woman.
Our existence is questioned
And we often question,
Why our bodies are treated like sacred instruments?
We can't pursue any sexual intentions.
We need to keep our sacred hymen sewed
So as to register ourselves as asexual,
Till we are forced into a legally contractual labour assignment called marriage.
Accredited stereotypes we often cross-question remain unanswered
Like our fantasies,
Which remain undiscovered.
The world is gruesome for Women
Who have participated in making history
Which is yet to be written.
Sewing the sacred hymen for fulfilling
Residual processes of patriarchy
Is unwillingly spurned into threads of women's lives.
We are unapologetically cruel
In shredding humanity.
There's no equality.
But, we would still choose to maintain our dignity and stay eccentric.
By Anupreeta Chatterjee