Last evening I was walking down the road with a male friend. The friend in question has a roving eye and is not shy about it. He says I love women. So I ask him about HIS kind of women. Rather unabashedly he says, " Oh I look at all kinds of women. Scantily clad women, well dressed women, all of them." He adds, "There's only one type of women I don't look at." Curious I look at him and ask, "who and why?" he tells me, "Have you seen those women who take bath under public taps?". India being a poor country our people are often devoid of a private toilet, a private tap to bath in and there are many such scenes both in the urban and rural sectors, where you will see women collecting under a public tap to take a bath. Often these women are scantily dressed and barely able to cover the shame of having to expose their bodies to public glare. In course of time of course they get used to it or maybe not. Who knows.My friend added, " these are women who are scantily dressed because they have no choice, their shame is private and yet so public, I have never ever looked at such women, It is my way of giving them privacy.
I looked at my friend with new eyes, in him womankind had no fear. Wish more men would understand that the dignity of a woman lies in not only what you say to her..but also what you don't say.
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