Rights and Morals are words with different meanings and values. Does being a girl give you the authority to molest a guy and claim it under the so-called widely used word “Right?”
And if Yes, is your “Right” devoid of “Moral Values?”
We talk about equality and respect towards individuals in our democratic society. Girls should be treated with respect by the opposite sex and their Rights should be protected. Do we forget considering the flip side of the story? Is equality only about female rights and the man has no share ini it?
No, it is not about the entire population. It is about these girls who are sexist enough who boil your blood and make you question the growth of the society in this growing era.
Read on, and it will make you re-think, if we are evolving in the true sense or it is just a mere play of words!
Somethings happen for the first time. Even fewer are shockingly unsettling.
A month back, I was travelling from Delhi to Pune by train. Fortunately, I was able to score a side lower seat in the AC coach. For those who do not know what it looks like, here is a representation.
As most of you might relate, I was ecstatic that I had a comfortable seat for the long journey that lay ahead. Euphoria caught me all of a sudden as I saw a pretty girl, ageing somewhere around 23, come to my berth. She had an Adidas duffle bag and wore a basketball jersey with her number printed on the back. She checked the seat number and sat beside me. Her berth was side upper.
As the train moved, she got up and went up to the TTE who had just entered our coach. Judging by her body language and a couple of ‘please’ that I caught, she seemed to be asking for a favour. She ended the talks with the TTE, returned and sat quietly beside me.
A couple of minutes later, TTE came to my berth and asked for the ticket. I obliged and presented him with one. He mumbled something and stole a glance with the girl sitting next to me. The conversation that happened next can boil anyone’s blood even in the happiest of the moments.
TTE: Beta aap seat exchange kar lo madam se. Inhe lower berth chahiye.
(You need to exchange your seat with the lady. She wants lower berth)
Me (perplexed): Lekin lower berth meri seat hai. Aap ticket pe seat number dekhiye.
(The lower berth is mine. Please check the ticket again)
TTE: Vo mujhe maloom hai. Madam ko upar jane me dikkat hogi to aap apni seat inhe de dijiye.
(I am aware of that. She might have trouble climbing up so its better you give your seat to her)
Me: Sorry, aap kisi aur lower berth vale se puch lo.
(Sorry, can you ask someone else for the lower seat?)
Girl: Tumhe ek baar me samajh me nahi aata kya? Behre ho?
(Are you deaf? Cannot you listen in one go?)
Me: Excuse me, but aap zara tameez se baat kariye.
(Excuse me, but you need to check your tone)
TTE: Sahi bol rahin hain madam. Chaliye aap upar shift ho jaiye.
(She is right. You need to exchange your seat now)
Me: Sorry Sir, mai bohot izzat se bat kar raha hu lekin mai upar nahi jaunga.
(Sorry Sir, I am being as polite as I can but this is not happening. Not today.)
Girl: Mere legs me sprain hai. Itna bhi nahi samajh aata tujhe k mai upar nahi chadh paungi.
(I have a sprain in my legs. Can’t you see that I wont be able to climb to the upper berth?)
Me: Excuse me, but I saw you enter the coach with your luggage all by yourself. You even tip-toed to put your stuff on the upper berth. Don’t make stories.
Some stranger: RPF (Railway Protection Force) me phone laga k utarvaiye iss ladke ko. Tameez nahi hai kaise baat krte hain ladkiyon se.
(Someone call RPF and get this guy out of the train. He doesn’t even have manners to talk to a girl)
Some other stranger: Dikhta nahi akeli ladki hai. Itna samaan hai uske paas.
(Can’t you see she is alone? She is carrying so much luggage)
Me: Samaan le kar upar nahi chadhna hai inhe. Aap kahe to mai niche apne saman ki jagah inka rakh leta hu.
(She doesn’t need to climb with the luggage. She can keep it right here and I will move mine somewhere else)
Girl: I am going to call the female helpline right now. (She was seconded by many onlookers)
Me: Aapko jo karna hai kariye. (I turned towards the TTE)
(Do whatever you wish to)
Me: Aur Sir aap. Mere father railways me hain. Senior Audit Officer. Aap agle station pe apne supervisor se baat kar lijiyega. Its illegal to force any passenger to leave their seat without any solid ground. Thank you.
(An you Sir, my father is a Senior Audit Officer with the Railways. You will need to talk to your supervisor at the next stop. Its illegal to force any passenger to leave their seat without any solid ground. Thank you.
This was it. The TTE’s face went white as he knew the repercussions. The girl started sobbing.
I have had enough. I plugged in my earphones and looked out of the window, away from all the bullshit. Just as I was about to play the next song, I heard her say –
“He should be ashamed of being a man. His parents did not even teach him how to treat a woman nicely.”
Is this sexism? Hell, yes!
Women are an integral part of everyone’s life. She is a mother, a sister, a daughter and a wife. That is why men are taught to give women special treatment and women are taught to expect special treatment. Men are taught that fighting, dying and sacrificing themselves is a noble endeavor, but women experiencing any emotional distress is terrible.
I am disappointed. I am angry. Now, I am out of words.
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