No one could deny that we live in a society that doesn’t value its daughters. Our brave women are fighting multiple battles every day – rape, patriarchy, dowry, equal opportunities, sexism, and much more. And with every battle, they are changing our society for the better. But these women are not the only heroes. Their parents are too.
With every passing day, when we hear about the stories about how young women were abused and killed, it leaves many parents heartbroken. They may have sleepless nights thinking about the safety and future of their daughters in our country, but they still put a brave face every day.
Even after being sacred, these brave parents make parenting choices to raise a strong and independent woman. These heroes are worthy of every bit of our respect as they stand tall by their daughters in fight against the patriarchal mindset.
So here’s a no-holds-barred tribute to those Indian parents who are leaving no stone unturned in raising fearless, strong, and independent daughters.
Even these brave parents were born in a conservative family, they didn’t let ‘log kya kahengey’ mindset hamper their daughters’ freedom!
Even after being born in families where women weren’t allowed the same freedom as men, they made sure that they do better for their daughters. They didn’t let the regressive mindset snatch away the freedom and opportunities from their daughters.
Thanks to every such parent, who stood against all the uncles and aunties, dadis, and nanis for their daughters and their best interests.
In a society where women are always treated to be less, these parents taught their daughters that they were no less than sons.
When the society told them that they were wasting their money on giving the best education to their daughters, they didn’t care.
When the society told them that they will regret giving freedom to their daughters, they didn’t listen.
When they let their daughters focus on their career rather than marriage, society calls them losers. But, they never cared about the labels.
When the society told them to teach us how to make gol rotis, they taught their daughters self-defense and how to stand for themselves.
And, when no one stood for their daughters, they stood for them every time.
We want to thank these brave parents. They raised their daughters to become their own heroes, rather than waiting for a prince charming to rescue them.
In the times when Nirbhaya, Disha, Kathua, and many more incidents shook the spirit of our country, we need more such parents. These incidents might leave you scared and heartbroken, but no one can deny that we need to raise courageous, strong, and independent daughters more than ever. So, thank you brave parents for raising fearless daughters. You are the heroes we need!