J stands for JUDGED .
A piece of fiction on the word JUDGED
Renu was a working girl in her twenties. She had got married to Vivek just two years ago . The family consisted of his parents and his unmarried sister Shweta . From day one Renu came in this family , she felt being judged even at little things . Why are you wearing this ? Why did you get late today ? Who came to drop you home today ? Why can’t you leave job and plan your child ?
Every such statement or taunt was making a crack in the relationship , with nobody there even trying to fill those cracks . Vivek’s late night parties didn’t hurt anybody else in the family , except Renu who could smell . She was able to smell his ex marital affair too along with the smell of the intoxicating drinks from the last many months.
Renu set an example of patience , courage , sacrifice , love and she left no stone unturned .
” Beta Renu , what happened ? Are you going somewhere ? ” Today a softness was there in Mom’s voice when she saw Renu packing her bags
“Yes Maa G , you four would make a happy family , Vivek has come on the right track now “
“But Beta G , when Vivek has come on the right track , where are you going ? ” Today for the first time Papa G also had Voice
” I can’t be quiet all my life Papa G “
My Thoughts on the word JUDGED
In the above story , Renu no longer wanted herself to be judged . She dared and took a bold step . Her self -respect didn’t allow her to make compromises when it came to the dignity of the relationship . No more cracks !
In our society , almost in every family , why is it always the woman who is judged ? Why is it taken for granted that she would adjust in any kind of situation ? How women are viewed differently from men ? Men are allowed to do just anything , even outside the moral society structure . Their smoking , drinking , late night parties or even using abusive language , all are considered as somewhat essentials , just because they are MEN . And if once in a while , a woman gets late from office , lot of eyes start staring at her strangely and doubtfully . Why ?
The need is to break free from the patriarchal mould .