It is you who has the potential to start a revolution all by yourself. You have the power in yourself to challenge the political disorder and that is how the personal can be used to take a dig at and even uproot the political shortcomings.
Raise your issues and fight for your rights. There are people you’ll find who will want to join you in order to fight for their own rights which you’ll figure are very similar and sometimes even the same as yours. All that you need to do is light a spark and awaken the revolutionary spirit that is dormant within all those women out there, who are in fact seeking political justice in matters of personal importance.
If politics has the audacity to encroach upon the spaces of the personal then the personal too has the right to involve itself with the political in order to keep any form of interference away.
It is very important that women realise their rights and fight in support of their rights through ways – a few of which are mentioned here:
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR LOCAL POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVE
Call, address and involve your local political representative regarding and in matters that seem politically incorrect to you. You have absolutely no reason to hesitate. The representative is meant to look after your needs and isn’t present just for name sake. If they can come and stand outside your door, personally requesting you for votes, you too have the right to contact them personally and claim their service for your welfare.
It doesn’t matter if they don’t pay much heed into the matter but pretend as though they are going to be looking into it. In spite of knowing all of that, keep pestering them. Show them, that you have immense trust in them to be able to solve your issue. Force them into getting your job done.
GO TO STORES AND SPLURGE IN SEXUAL TOYS
Yes, women too have sexual desires like men which they have the right to make apparent as much as men do. It is politically incorrect to expect a woman belonging to an ‘ideal society’ to hide her sexual fantasies and rather take up a more sexually submissive role.
It is important to let the world know that women too have the right to foster sexual fantasies independent of any man in the picture to help her realise her sexual desires which is otherwise meant to be dormant. Hence do not hesitate to indulge in as many sex toys as you want. Go to the stores and get them yourselves, more often. Don’t be shy. Know that it’s your right, so go ahead and splurge, my love.
FIND OR ARRANGE FOR AN INDIVISIBLE GROUP
Do you even need a reason to form a group consisting of like-minded individuals? All you have to do is, to make it pro-political. It’s easy especially if you belong to one of the more politically active educational institutions. Colleges and universities are the best place to get together at and start a politically active group, which can then spread over the media through various social media platforms. But creating a group in person carries much more credence and power than a group that is created over virtual media.
WEAR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU PLEASE
This works even better when you do this together with the participants in your group. Wear clothes you’re comfortable in and not what you’re supposed to, according to the people around you at your place of work or wherever. If you’re comfortable in a saree then wear one, if you’re comfortable in a hijab, be in one. You might also choose to stick to T-shirts and jeans ditching the salwar suits and sarees altogether. It is completely your choice as to what you cover your body with. Nobody else should have a say in it, except of course in a professional or educational space where everyone is supposed to be clad in a specific uniform, so there isn’t much of a political bias in there.
TALK ABOUT YOUR PERIOD OPENLY AND FEARLESSLY
It is an absolutely natural phenomenon and there is no reason to shy away from talking about it or creating a valid excuse for a leave, extra allowances for comfort and convenience on the basis of it. You’re a woman, everybody knows that as a woman you are biologically formulated to shed blood every month of the year and considering how uncomfortable it can be for us women, others (including both women and men) must possess and show ample consideration in your presence at the time of your menstrual cycle.
SHOW OFF YOUR MULTI-PURPOSE JEWELLERY
There are specific online stores which sell jewellery that have a dual purpose – one is of course its use as jewellery but the other is very exciting. These jewelleries are actually sex toys that rather come in the guise of pendants, earrings and wristlets. Now isn’t that something?
They not only allow you to show your femininity off to the world but help you do it in a very subtle yet politically effective way.
ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT IN BED
Is it politically incorrect of you to be sexually more active than your man? If that is what you have been taught then you have been taught all wrong. Ask yourself. Let your own head answer for yourself. What kind of a woman are you? Do you like to be the one who dominates or are you the one who likes to be submissive. You are not going to be assigned a role by the society. You assign a role for yourself as and accordingly you please.
ASK FOR A RAISE AT WORK
Why hesitate? Go ahead and ask for that raise when you know for sure that you deserve it well. Ask for that raise when you see your colleague who joins after you and practically learns his job from you, carrying the same qualifications as you, gets his. The personal is the first baby step towards the political. It’s high time that you make your thoughts felt and your desires known.
DON’T BE SORRY FOR YOUR BODY OR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Not all athletes, karate or judo champs have heavily built bodies and not all television actors have the very much in demand 0 figure. Embrace your body and let not society dictate your merit and potential on the basis of your structure.
Your physical appearance is independent of your worth and merit, so it shouldn’t affect the kind of opportunities you get with regards to work.
GET OUT OF THE COMFORT OF HOME AND TAKE TO THE STREETS
Make use of the group you have and go down on the streets to exclaim and consecutively claim your rights, provided they aren’t being met for a long time now. This usually turns out to be a hugely effective means by which your personal aka political rights can be met.
Ditch the comfort of your house and take to the streets to protest and claim your rights. Use your personal rebellion to fight against the varying political defects.
Let us know about any personal experiences that you’ve had in keeping political mayhem away.