|Image Source: Google|
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.