It was when we all (me and my friends) were indulged in the wave of women empowerment. ( Well, we still are!). We had given several speeches on awareness regarding the same in front of a student audience.
Our words received remarks, good and bad ( every action has its setbacks ). The bad ones were left for us to think over.
One day, I got into a debate with a guy. He started saying things which did not make sense to me. I argued to him regarding the freedom of every female to wear clothes of her choice and the freedom to be able to walk fearlessly at night. He thought otherwise. He thought doing so would be a risk. He asked me this ( very very intelligent) question-
” If there was a ditch in the middle of the road you are walking on, then, will you walk straight and fall into it or walk safely from the side of it?”
Well, not in any argument in my life was I able to give a proper answer at the time ( I could then remember several witty replies later!, Don’t we always?). But at that instance, this is what I replied-
” No, I will jump over the ditch. Many have taken the easy way from the side of the road but if everyone continues like a this then the ditch will remain always. Then we should make sure we cover the ditch with a plank or fill it up so that everyone can walk safely over it, without any fear.”
Well, how would you have reacted to a question like this?
Do share your views and answers.
Love and strength,