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Friday, March 23, 2012

ON SALE




The day had just dawned in.She was busy checking the notes handed over to her by her last customer one by one, removed out the purse tucked inside her blouse and carefully kept the money in it. slowly she went near the mirror .Perhaps she disbelieved her own reflection. The lady in front of her in the green damask sari looked helpless. She touched her pale face and the large red bindi adorning her forehead that had its existence only till the next customer arrived.She took her green pallu in hand that was soon to be torn and stared at  the wide conveying eyes that was dried of the tears

People called her with different names..all that she knew that she was a loser... she lost to herself in the game of life
being touched is not what she loved , but she was forced to sell herself to earn a living
Born to an insolvent father, education was no less than a dream for her.
stuck by poverty, this journey started as a domestic help.
Right from childhood she faced the cruel face of the fate,had to face many a dominating male eyes who looked upon her as an exploitable helpless girl.
Though she managed to escape from the clutches of  dark society, she had to lose it to a rich merchant while a dirty hag dragged her into the red flesh trade.

The place had several brothels ,, adorned with loud music and lights, clamped with the niff of the bad city which considered women more of as a product to be sold . for them the only place for a woman was besides a naked man on the bed and not in his heart or respect

She recollects many a men whom she came across who never repented to strip in the lust of a dirty woman's body just like the bees that hover around the flowers later leaving the flowers pale after sucking out the nectar in it.

 Every hour, four women and girls in India enter prostitution, three of them against their will.

They say it is legalized in the country.
But is it really legalized to sell of the minor girls?
yes, thirty percent of the 900000 of the sex workers in India are young girls


There are more than 100,000 women in prostitution in Bombay, Asia’s largest sex industry center.
The reason ranging from poverty, to unemployment and variety of other factors that ultimately lead to children being forced to this inhuman act
One of the most shocking reason that encourages child prostitution is the myth that sexually transmitted diseases are less transmitted in case of a virgin or a minor partner. The fear of HIV/AIDS has increased the demand for virgins and children. Clients mistakenly believe that children have fewer chances of contracting the disease. Similarly there is the myth that a man can rid himself of sexually transmitted diseases if he sleeps with a virgin.
three out of every hundred Indians are AIDS affected and nine out of those ten people are blow 45 years of age.

Even though prostitution is legalised and a woman has entire right to sell her body for money, no one has the right to force young children into this mess
In the largest democracy, where watching porn is not a crime, where every child can access porn over Internet free of cost on mobile or computers, where the law keepers also tend to watch porn during the assembly sessions, where every day news columns are filled with physical abuse and rape news....prostitution may be a least concerned issue in such a country,, but forced child prostitution need to be stopped

Its her age to grow under the shade of a loving father and not between the legs of a cruel man..
Its her age to play with her brother and not to face the lusty eyes of dirty youngsters
Its her age to attend school and not to dance in dimmed red lights





So the change that I wish to bring out is the eradication of child prostitution from the country...A country where no more women have to face the lusty eyes and rude comments....A country where women is respected and her dignity is protected..!

This post is an entry to the indiblogger contest  Time To Change!
Do visit the link :STAYFREE TIME TO CHANGE and promote WOMAN-NESS!!!



37 comments:

  1. I totally agree about child prostitution... why ruin a childhood?

    Glad to have found you at indiblogger. Your newest follower and a regular visitor now.
    cheers
    Kajal

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    1. I agree with this too. Let's hope this doesn't not go to an alarming rate.

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    2. It has gone to an alrming rate..and if the action is not take now.. then it would get much worse.!
      thank you for dropping by!

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  2. Thanks a ton Kajal
    Nice to meet you too!

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  3. amen...
    lets try for a better future....

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    1. thnks for the visit!
      yup it would be indeed a good future if this problem is tackled!

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  4. Great post! Good luck with the contest Madrasi. I wish you wrote more regularly:)

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    1. Thnkuu Nivi,,,
      even I wish my busy schedule and time permits me to write more posts!

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  5. It is so sad to see the state of such poor girls. I wish something could be done.
    Wonderful and awakening writing!

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    1. Thanks a ton Phil..!
      something has to be really done so as to free these little angels from the dark!

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  6. All the best for the contest. This was a hard hitting post that should shake every reader out of their complacence towards the need for social change.

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    1. Thnks a lot!
      hope the post turns out that awakening so as to bring in the desired change..!

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  7. Child prostitution is a heinous crime and perpetrators of such crimes should be dealt with ruthlessly and sternly.Poverty is the main cause for poor women being pushed to this profession.It is only overall improvement of economy,their living conditions and education that would reduce this scourge.
    A well written post with a strong message.

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    1. Thank you sir
      Indeed changing their economic crisis might halt the crime,, but thre are indeed several other causes that needs to be tackled and it is goin to be a big time consuming and difficult path for bringing out the change herein

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  8. Yes. There has to be a greater awareness among people and it is high time we realize what the Nation is getting into coz of this. Good Luck for the contest :-)

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    1. Thank you Ashwini
      nation is going to suffer great loses if this continues and before that we need to bring a halt to this crisis

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  9. A serious topic crafted well..
    And ppl should change there perspective towards these ppl..

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    1. Thnks Ruchi!
      Changing perspective towards them may be the best suggestion ,,maybe as the first step towards eradicating this enigma

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  10. A very very strong post Revathi. I'm deeply moved.

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. I hope your comments will be a regular matter on my blog.

    The subject you have chosen here is a highly profound one with great impact and relevance in our country. Child sex workers and child labour are rampant in many parts.
    I doubt if prostitution is legalised in India. Check. I understand it is illegal.

    I would suggest that you take more care so as to avoid crude construction of sentences when dealing with topics.
    "......for them the only place for a woman was besides a naked man on the bed.... ." .
    May be you could rephrase it to read ,"....for them the destiny of women is to be violated by men".

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    "Its her age to grow under the shade of a loving father and not between the legs of a cruel man.."

    I suggest rephrasing thus,"Its her age to blossom under the love and affection of the father and not be smothered by the cruelty of lecherous strangers."



    "She recollects many a men whom she came across who never repented to strip in the lust of a dirty woman's body just like the bees that hover around the flowers later leaving the flowers pale after sucking out the nectar in it."

    And, poetically and naturally too the bee dose not violate the flower. In fact poets see the flower in bated eagerness and anticipation of the bees.
    You can perhaps think of another metaphor like , a fresh pristine rose being pulled apart to shreds by cruelty and lust.

    I hope I did not intrude with my comments.

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    1. Thanks a lot sir..
      I am so thankful to you for the suggestions..the replaceable sentences were very beautiful compared to my own .
      I would look forward for your suggestion on all my further posts..and hope that will help me develop to a good blogger!

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  12. The lines above the second last photo speaks what needs to be done. However, I find this line very moving...
    "she managed to escape from the clutches of dark society"

    Brilliant write up Revathi...

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    1. THanks a ton Saru..
      Hope the lines turn into a reality

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  13. Someone had to write this. And you have done a good job of it too. :-)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the comment Zeba :)

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  14. this is one of the best entries i have read so far for this particular contest. very well written

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  15. The image of the child being forced to dance in a dark room instead of playing outside and men doing worse things to the child were pretty horrific. Stop this, we must. But how? You've picked a worthy cause and written with feeling about it.

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    1. Thank you KayEm.
      This needs to be stopped and It is pretty difficult and may be a tedious task for our officers.

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  16. Awesome, have linked to this post :D

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  17. Very sad. Hope there is a big movement to eradicate this problem. Your post reminded me of an old Tamil movie, Mahanadi. Kamal Haasan and Sukanya. It addresses the problems of child sex workers. Have you seen that movie?

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    1. Yeah eradicating this would require a big movement . No I havent seen the movie ..would love to watch it...thanks a lot SG

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  18. harsh reality put forward in a very succinct manner.... It needs lots and lots of efforts from all the quarters to make life better for them.

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  19. Really sad situation :(
    Well written post

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