By Sweta Ojha
A man who knows he is nobody to let you be the woman you are.,

Only a man
Who knows I could be anyone
Without his permission to let me be
‘Cause I don’t remember guidelines
Of what’s to be done
And what am I supposed to be.
Only a woman
Who knows she should never be sorry
For being as crazy or weird in the societal heap
‘Cause I don’t remember guidelines
About a necessary tap on the shoulder
For living what I want to be.
Only people
Who know they are nobody to permit
To deny or judge another being
‘Cause who remembers guidelines?
To certain authorities
In charge of what I’d rather be.
P.S. This is a dedicated piece of writing to anybody who realizes he/she is not doing a favor just because he/she has let their female acquaintances live a life they deserve. We need to get out of this loop where we literally beg for something which is a basic human right. The typical mindset that goes from “I have never ever differentiated between a girl or a guy” to “She is my daughter but I have raised her like my son” clearly stands to the patriarchal mindset which is willing to improve but not from the grass root level. It definitely isn’t a favor to let a lady be a lady in a man’s world. Also, why raise your daughter like a son? Why do we have different raising standards anyway?Modernization or social service are two vague terms used for letting people be. Letting us achieve our goals and pursue our dreams is not your choice, as a matter of fact, it is nobody’s decision. If I do not bother you with what you choose as your life story, I am sure you are nobody to write mine. The next time we reach out to women deprived of rights or a lady stuck up with unfulfilled ambitions, let’s just remember it is our duty and not a choice or favor to stand up for humanity cause we are nobody to decide for a fellow human being. 
Be a woman while you can.

Thank you for reading.
Never let the words fall short! ☺

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  1. Well written.

    1. Thank you. Glad. ☺

  2. Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    1. Thank you for sharing the words. ☺

      1. The joy is all mine. I like your words/talent.

        1. Thank you once again. I’m glad you do. ☺

  3. This is Good 🙂

    1. Thank you. Glad. ☺

  4. I like your thoughts on raising standards.. well said 🙂

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you do. ☺

  5. Well written 🙂

    1. Thank you. Glad. ☺

  6. Another master stroke.. I really hope for that day to come when a lady is appreciated for her own potential and not as a comparative

    1. Absolutely! Comparisons are totally pointless and it’s high time we realize the same. Thank you for reading. Glad. ☺

  7. Very impressive! Have a nice day. 😉

    1. Thank you so much for the compliment and for sharing. Have a great weekend. ☺

  8. Sweta, I like your awesome thoughts so well said. Great words of truth and where a man will always a lady and let her do what she wishes. Great.

    1. And I love the fact that you share your perspective on whatever I pen down. It is highly appreciated. Thank you. ☺

      1. Welcome Shweta

  9. Rightly said. Even husbands and in laws are like we have let our DIL do a job !! Such exclamations are clearly patriarchal mindset deep rooted in our minds where we believe that letting someone do what was her basic right is our kind hearted ness or our modern thinking. That’s need to change at the first place.

    1. Absolutely! I’m glad you felt through the emotion behind this post. It’s no modernization or social service to let people be. Thank you for sharing your perspective. ☺

  10. Your words has been powerfully “spoken” / written … I like it to hear or read that someone dares to come up for herself and human rights … both for men or women. Although it is more difficult for women to live in a society where men rule… Men apparently still find it hard to regard women as their equal! Some men haven’t respect for women! But I appreciat men those respect women as well! To all women, never let you down! Stay who you are and come up for yourself!
    Best regard, Heidi
    P.S.: I’m not a men’s hater, I’m just in defense of the weaker among us!

    1. Thank you very much Heidi. I’m glad you speak of your perspective. Always stay as different as you are. ☺

  11. nice thought. interesting words.

  12. Enjoyed reading it. Well written

    1. Thank you. Glad. 🙂

  13. Good text!

    1. Thank you! ☺

  14. Wonderful write and wonderful advice!! Love the message.

    1. Thank you so much. Glad you do. ☺

      1. 🙂. Welcome.

  15. Your message of raising standards is spot on.
    Your truth is now heard by the world.

    1. Thank you Charlie. Glad. ☺

      1. You welcome 🙂

  16. You have brought forth the message in an impactful way!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad it has worked out. ☺

  17. Beautiful post, excellent reading.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed reading. ☺

      1. Yes I did.

  18. eloquent…Agreed, the proper attitude should be respecting a person with apposite esteem and not labeling the rights of an individuals as mere favors..

    1. Indeed. Thank you for understanding the emotion behind.

  19. This is a heartfelt plea for what should be a given for everyone – freedom and autonomy. (By the way, did you know that 15+ tags mean your post doesn’t appear on WordPress pages? I usually keep mine below 10.)

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you felt through the emotions behind the post.
      And hey, I had no clue. Tell me how does this work. If you may. ☺

      1. Not sure where it says it, but it’s definitely in the WordPress rules – maybe hit the WP Admin link on your blog. I think it has to be less than 15 categories and tags – I usually put 2 at most of the first and maybe 8/9 max of the second. You can check your post has appeared by following tags and categories. Good luck!

        1. Oh that’s some good info. Thank you for sharing. ☺

  20. Very nice 🙂

    1. Thank you. Glad. ☺

  21. Love this.

    1. Thank you. Glad. ☺

      1. You deserve it. 😇

  22. 🤔😦…i love this write up, this is cool

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you do. ☺

  23. Great peice of work , can’t stop myself from going through all your writings, everything’s inked so well 😇😇

    1. Oh, that is definitely the best thing to embrace a writer. Thank you. 😊

  24. Such powerful words… As a woman I can not thank you enough… (I couldn´t have said it so well as you did) xx happy weekend 🙂

    1. Thank you. I’m humbled by your words. I hope you’re doing good. Long time. ☺

      1. I am fine, thank you. Thinking of posting a new post in about two weeks. Times goes by so quickly, uh! 😉 <3

        1. Wish you all the very best for your upcoming post! Time definitely goes by quickly! ☺

  25. Every issue is blamed on Patriarchy, patriarchal society Indian Mindset,,,,,
    However there is Hope for such folks… Kerala , North Kerala to be precise follows the Matriarchal
    system… but it has not resulted in reducing crime or suicides.
    or You can adopt Judaism which follows a matriarchy system.
    The Man has to be a Man or Man up otherwise aakha life darwaza kholte rah jayega…………………

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