Black Is Powerful #WhatTheBlack

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Black would be a favorite color for most of us. Obviously, because it is sleek and sexy. But most importantly because, black is slimming. Wear a black gown and voila, you look two kilos light instantly! Such is the beauty of this magic color. But for me, black rises above all these vain things. Black to me is fearless. Black to me is strength. Black to me is the truth. And most importantly, black to me is powerful. The main reason why black is associated with power is because it has no frills attached. It is what it is. Bold, beautiful and honest. Black can also be closely associated with desire. Desire and power is a wonderful combo. Black can wipe out all the other colors in a single stroke, without leaving any remnants of what was before. If this is not power, then what is?

The five black things that I desire and why.

1. Indefinite black ink in my pen.

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'A pen is mightier than the sword' they say and I believe every word of it. I want to write until my last breath about anything that I want. I want to raise awareness on social issues and anything that puts me or the people around me in danger. Freedom of speech is a birth right, but who listens when you talk? We can argue that no one reads what is written too, but I'm going to write and write until justice is served. I'm gonna pen down my thoughts and write until I have strength in my hands. The ink will talk while my mind speaks. And I do not want this black ink to ever end. Because the minute I stop for an interval, I know there is someone out there waiting to take advantage. I will not stop. 

2. A black lawyer coat.

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Every woman who had not been delivered justice, every rape survivor who is shunned by the society, every wife who is the victim of domestic abuse, should be given the right to wear the black coat and fight for themselves in front of the court. There is no other way that justice can be delivered. Women fear society and do not come out in the open while being the victim of an abuse. The lawyer assigned to them will urge them to go in for an out of court settlement. These women either cave in or end up paying huge amounts by hiring such imbecile lawyers. A survivor should be given the chance to don the black coat and fight for herself.

3. Black masks for rapists.

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Every convicted rapist must immediately be given the black mask and hung to death. No more questions on life term or death penalty. If convicted, immediate justice should be served. With the number of rapes rising in the country, this should be the one stop solution and the only punishment.

4. A black revolver for self defense.

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Yeah, why not. A gun in my hand might not ensure 100% of my safety but atleast I can be prepared. You never know what can happen to you the next minute. So it is better to be safe, than sorry.

5. Black skin for everyone in the world.

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So that there would no more of those 'Fair and Lovely' creams and people will be treated equally. No mentions of fair brides or fair underarms either. No one would compare their skin to other and feel good or bad about themselves. Parents would not have to think about how they would get their dark daughter married, or a prospective groom will not have to spin fantasies of a fair bride. No discrimination what so ever based on color. Atleast that will be the beginning.

Black is powerful. Very powerful. It just needs to be given its due.

This post is a part of #WhatTheBlack activity at BlogAdda.com.

42 comments:

  1. Hands down, this is the best anyone can write on this prompt.

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  2. Black has never so boldly and strongly represented... Your post has justified, qualified and magnified all the sides of this vast black. :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words :)

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  3. As Saru said above this is the best one could have written for this prompt...Glad to have read this...

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  4. Black was and is my favorite color and now your words have given me beautiful reasons to do so! :) Lovely post!!

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  5. Brilliant. Really powerfull post about black. It's always been my favourite color.

    And we all badly need the black coat and the mask..

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  6. Way to go, Soum! Your post is so much different than the usual 'black' posts that I've read so far. Couldn't agree with you more on the points. Right from the ink to the skin color, you have nailed it! I really really hope you win this one :)

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    1. I hope so too! Thank you Aathira :)

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  7. Hell yeah ! when black knocks, you better let it in !!!!!! amazing post :)

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  8. you know...that was one powerful post. Though I am not an imbecile lawyer :P
    I need a gun now!

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  9. I love your post....these are some amazing black things to strive for and black is indeed beautiful and powerful! good luck with the contest!

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  10. This is soooo good! One of your BEST posts I must say! Black brides and underarms !!! :D
    And the last part is what I liked the most ! You know why !

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  11. These few drops of virtual ink speak volumes dear......... hats off for the list ! Points 2 and 5, I love them... I feel they are the best of the lot !

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  12. Black to me is Royalty and Dignity. It gives you such an aura that others think twice before they try anything. The black ink in my pen missed my list short of one point but I am glad you covered it :)

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  13. I agree with Saru completely! This is the best post in response to the prompt! *Takes a bow*

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    1. Thank you Swathi. You are very kind :)

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  14. Powerful post. I was about to write one on the same prompt too. Let's see!
    But you are amazing :D

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    1. Waiting to see what you write.

      Thank you! :)

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  15. Awesome list Soumya! What a powerful post! And so damn true! A bold and daring stand for women!! Applause!!!

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  16. A very nice post...good luck with the contest.

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  17. I like the blacl coat and the black skin a lot.and the intro.
    If you like to read my wishlist ,have a look
    http://themightydropofink.blogspot.in/2014/07/i-write-in-black.html

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  18. Black is powerful ... and so are your words ... awesome post.

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  19. But there will always be cosmetic surgeries don't you think? :p People will have to spend much more to get fair then :D :D

    But yeah I loved your choices especially the black coat and the revolver :)

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    1. If people do not know what fair is, why would they need surgeries?? That's the idea :)

      Thank you!

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  20. I just read ur post and srsly hats off...like you could really think of the edge...great attempt!
    All d best :)

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  21. I can see you winning this contest for sure !!! Amazing. Just amazing :)

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