When I started growing up, several changes in the surrounding caught my eye. One of those was the act of eve teasing. When I experienced this in my early teens, it was next to impossible to get the incident out of my mind. Being an emotional person, it used to haunt my days and nights. I used to pray to God to not repeat such incident again ever.
But ‘man proposes and God disposes’ proved right in my case. In the further journey of my life, I experienced such uncomfortable touches, glares several times. It made me wonder why do such people exist? There was no answer to my question.
As I grew up,
the time taken by me to forget those traumatic incidents reduced to some extent. Shouldering the responsibilities of family might be one of the reasons for this. The busy lifestyle helped me to forget them sooner. It might be just a touch or a stare, but it can traumatize a person forever.
One day, a thought passed my mind. Have you seen the idols of Goddesses during festivities like Navratri , Durga Pooja and processions of Mother Mary? They are made, carried in vehicles, set in pandals / churches mostly by men. During this, the idols need to be lifted, handled and touched. Does the purity of those Goddesses get affected in this process? Do they feel humiliated in this action?
The answer I found was ‘no’.
The Goddesses are so pious, so divine that a mere touch cannot taint any aspect of them. They are too high to be touched by mere humans. So if they don’t get affected or disturbed by these low lifes, why should I ?
Believe me, this thought changed my entire outlook towards eve teasing. The reaction it used to derive from me before, now pacified to a great extent. We try not to allow anyone or any hand to touch us without our consent to our best. But inspite of this if it happens, remember what I said above. Hopefully the trauma or suffering may reduce. And in the course of time, fade.
9 thoughts on “Eve Teasing : A Trauma”
Your article touched me. You are not meant for the outside world. You should be at home with your mother and sister besides you and busy with kitchen and households.
Love you. God bless
Thanks a lot dear🙏
Heart touching and so true. Hats off to Chetna to come forward and to express it.
Thanks a lot my dearest. God bless❤️