Parents and Children, Life and Death – III

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I keep hoping I never find events to give me material for a sequel, but yet it happens…
1. Baby Afreen – Everyone has been talking about battered baby Afreen, whose only fault was that she was born a ‘girl’ – something that was the fault of her chauvinistic father (scientifically/ chromosomo-logically speaking). While her teenaged mother (19 yearsof age) has to undergo the trauma of getting over the incident – I wonder why her parents agreed to marry her to a much older alcoholic, abusive and drug addict husband. Moreover – why did they not bring her back after her abortion? You see, baby Afreen was a twin baby who survived the term of pregnancy only to lose her life 3 months later.

What possesses a man to abuse his own child, put out cigarette stubs on her head and dislocate her neck, poison and smother the child? I am filled with disgust at this person.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/afreen-death-reveals-ugly-face-of-urban-india/247874-3.html

2. Girls let off for killing father – While the first bit of the post dealt with father killing daughter. The second half of the post is about daughters killing their father, who sexually molested them for a long period of time. Finally the girls killed their dad in the presence of their mother (who probably thought it was best for her children) as an act of self defense. The three women did surrender to the law but have been let off under self-defense, even though termed a homicide.

http://expressbuzz.com/topnews/girls-booked-for-killing-molester-dad-let-off/381391.html

I feel sad that the place we call home is no longer safe, the people we hope will protect us from external dangers, are people we have to defend ourselves against, and that gender discrimination still continues to exist. We need to  grow up – not intellectually alone, but emotionally and spiritually as well.

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3 thoughts on “Parents and Children, Life and Death – III

    grosenberg said:
    April 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Agree on that last part for sure. As far as safety goes I guess the best we can do is make our own homes as safe and loving as possible and bring attention to what makes homes safe or unsafe. Thanks for the thought / feeling provocation.

      Mathangi Jeypal responded:
      April 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment :)!

    Sukanya Ramanujan said:
    April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Brutal monsters!

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