From March 16 to April 3, 2020 Belgium is under lockdown. And now extended till 19th April which will be reviewed at the end of the period bringing the lockdown period to 5 weeks in total. First reaction “Oh crap! Oh China what have you gifted to the world! My kids losing out on school and vacations. Kids at home + Husband working from home = more hours in kitchen with additional cups of tea. Headaches, panic attacks concerning how things would shape up, constant fear for the family here and overseas are definite bonuses of this quarantine period and pandemic Coronavirus. And it’s a same picture everywhere irrespective of the country we live in.
But gloom brings negativity, so thought of wearing those witty glasses on to just lighten up the mood and since everything thing under the sun has a flip side so does this quarantine period. Why…
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Originally posted on Candles Online celebrating International Women’s Day
“Don’t climb the trees, you will break your bones and no one will marry you. Being pretty is very important.
Learn to cook, otherwise you will bring shame to the family. Your degrees won’t feed the hungry child.
Taking care of children is the responsibility of a mother alone.
Marriage, motherhood everything has a right age. Everything else can wait.
Don’t laugh out loud, stop giggling. It isn’t good for your image.
Put your family first, your husband and his family is your ultimate destination. Learn to solve your issues or learn to endure.
Answering back, having strong opinions – are big NOs”
Few of the many suggestions and expert advices handed over to us from times innumerable by our well-wishers none other than our society including our own family members. In short the onus…
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Not every knight has a shining armour
Not every Damsel is in distress
Love stories are no more simple
It’s time for fairytales to Digress
Cinderella wants more than just a Gown and Carriage
Prince Charming doesn’t need to hold balls for Marriage
Snow White is brave and not the fairest of them All
Her stepmother no more says ‘Mirror Mirror on the Wall.’
Aurora is much more than merely a Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent and she have formed a harmonious Treaty
Merida wants no Tiaras but favours a Bow and Arrow
She is wild and brave to fight monsters that Harrow
Belle isn’t the one who needs saving from the Beast
She can face the demon, be headstrong at the Least
Elsa isn’t ashamed of her powers this day On
She won’t shy away, the time to hide is Gone
Moana takes her boat past reef to seas Ahead
She can save the day and earn her daily Bread
Rapunzel needs not hair that long or Sing a Song
She fights the witch alone, for now, she is Strong
Today’s Princess sure want a man to fall in Love
But they own it all and stand up for self all above
“Me Too” movement has been a phenomena off late that saw many skeletons tumbling out of the glossy doors that contained for long rotten corpses. This movement that transcended to different countries, communities raised a strong voice and gave strength for many women to join the force against the sexual harassment in work place.
For more details we have wikipedia pages anyways 😊.
This movement has given a hope to many suppressed voices. Women finally started voicing their horror experiences. And the culprits – Men (not a generalisation) are being shown the doors. That is something to be cheered up ans celebrated, isn’t it.
This movement is a minuscule part of a revolution called Feminism. Age long patriarchal dominance, suppression and submission is finally seeking freedom. “We are no less than you, we are at par with you, we have been doing our duties…
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He was ringing the door bell continuously for about 7 minutes but no response. He was fuming at his wife, tried to call her on her mobile but same result – no response. Tired of standing at the door and receiving no response he went back to office where he had kept an extra set of keys for emergency situation. Throughout the drive to and fro he was thinking where his wife could have gone, how could she be so irresponsible to not to respond neither to the door bell nor to the calls. Husband, in his thoughts “what kind of behaviour is this? She knows that I would be hungry and tired but she doesn’t care for me. I am sure she might have gone to some friend’s place or shopping. I am fed up with all this”. Not even once the thought of his wife…
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