“Girls shouldn’t be hit, not even with a flower”

“Girls shouldn’t be hit, not even with a flower”

Delicate darlings, we are! Love us, respect us and treat us well. Please, don’t hit us! We cannot take it. Every day we read about incidents of domestic violence where a girl is beaten by her husband. But guys, why do you do this? Is there any need for it? We come to your house leaving our family behind, our loved ones behind. We come with lots of hopes and desires. We expect a mother’s love from our mothers-in-law. But in return we have to bear the abuse. When you return home at night we expect to sit and share each day’s moments. But in return we have to bear the violence. You should understand one thing that you have not got a machine at home which will do all your work and which can be neglected and kept aside. It seems that you seek pleasure by hitting us. Instead you should be shameful of yourself. We were treated as princesses by our fathers and it is your duty to treat us like a queen. We can also resort to hitting you. But sorry we are not made for that and this should not confuse you that we will keep quiet and take all your wrongdoings. It would be better for you to stop all the abuse. If you will love us, we will love you thousand times more. If you treat us well, we will treat you the best. If you give us respect we will respect you throughout our lives.
There is absolutely no reason for a man to hit a woman. As men are the aggressors and as most incidents of domestic abuse are caused by men, for the sake of self-defense, women may block, grab, and push the abuser aside in order to remove themselves from a violent situation. Just a simple and short message—Don’t hit us! Handle us like a flower and we will make your garden blossom every day. But not even a single thorn should hurt us. Girls have the right to live free from violence and the fear of violence. It is never okay to hit a woman. Doesn’t matter, what the circumstance or reason is. A man doesn’t really know his strength and when he uses it that one time when he’s hitting a woman he might end up killing her. Also think about this, would you ever hit your mother? The answer would be ‘no’ and that naturally indicates that you should not hit a woman. Women are like red apples—soft, sweet and easily bruised. Don’t you ever lay your hand on a woman! These little boys were asked to slap a girl. Their reaction will really melt your heart. Must watch video: http://youtu.be/b2OcKQ_mbiQ

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About the Author: The article has been contributed by our intern, Ruchi Sarin.

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