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Here’s How Women Have Internalised The Slut Shaming That Society Has Been Doing Until Now

They had never been the kind to celebrate monthly anniversaries, but they both knew that they had come a long way from when their eyes met in the class and they would blush. Together they had seen many a turbulent times in their relationship which could easily be labelled as a red flag by others. They had been long enough to know that uttering the three magical words ritually isn’t a necessity. After a hectic day at work, she did not feel like making herself a meal or even changing into her pyjamas. He could sense it from her voice easily.

And as something that only he could do, he put together a meal in a matter of minutes and rushed to her apartment. After hearty tidings and an edible meal of sorts, they were sitting by the balcony. She was tightly clasped in his embrace and all her worries washed away as soon as his kiss landed her cheeks. She tightened her grip around his arms as he kissed her neck. And she knew that they she had waited for far too long and this is finally her moment. But, the moment his hand slipped under her shirt, she shuddered.

It wasn’t his touch that was revolting, for she could lie cuddling against him for hours at a stretch. It wasn’t that they weren’t ready to take it to the next level; they had discussed it over and over again. Being at an inch’s distance to him, and his hand over her waist, she was consumed by a desire that could kill any inhibition. But something wasn’t right.

The society guilt trips women in many such ways. She would vehemently oppose restrictions and write against taboos pertaining to periods, but would be conflicted while entering the temple herself.

She would do it, because not doing so will make her a hypocrite. But there was always a lingering doubt. And so, she spoke of owning up one’s sexuality, but judged herself in a different light for doing so.

Is this the right thing to do? How will this make me feel the next day facing the very society that dismantles any woman of alleged loose morals? She could never comprehend how she got trapped by a fabricated thread of lies that scriptures and culture gave, even though she never agreed with it. Some statements embedded deep in her veins about how a woman ought to be like. She could almost imagine the guilt and horror she would face while lighting the incense sticks before the deity the other day. All she had to do was save herself for another day.

But what she wouldn’t admit is that no matter how hard she tried to shrug off the feelings of guilt, she would still feel its pangs even when the marriage is on cards.

The biased scriptures, a failing society with its crippling culture, will shame you from ever owning up your sexuality, let alone enjoy it. She would never admit it that a voice in her head, the doing of this society that she couldn’t deafen, will always shame her for the choices she takes.

But as of now, she just pulls out his hands and no one speaks a word. They lie there still and silent. Another day, maybe. Just not tonight.

News credit : Youthconnect

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