Monthly Archives: August 2015

How can Unwed mothers dispose of Their Babies in a Safe and Humane Way?(62)

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Many Women who become Unwed Mothers due to rape or being deserted by the lovers, and some Married Women bearing girl babies are forced by the puritanical Indian Society to abandon their children because of social pressures. Some women, due to not getting timely recourse to abortion, or finding any proper place to leave their babies, leave them in desperation much against their heart and conscience, on the roadside in garbage bins, or in trains. Some even go to the extent of killing their infants and themselves by barbaric methods to escape social condemnation.

Some unmarried expectant mothers have to put their own life at risk by going to quacks or untrained Midwives for terminating their pregnancy, which accounts for a significant number of morbidly and mortality
among women conceiving out of wedlock.

This problem can be solved to some extent by employing Social Welfare workers in Maternity Hospitals and Clinics to guide and help women who cannot keep and care for their children to either guide them to Authorised Clinics or hospitals to undergo timely Induced Abortion, or if it is too late for that, to help them give them to hand over their children to legally recognised Adoption centres. That way, they can pass on their babies into safe and responsible hands, instead of leaving them to die a heart-wrenching death!

WHEN WILL INDIANS LEARN TO VALUE THE DIGNITY OF LABOUR? (61)

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Ever since the BJP leader Narendra Modiji has become the Prime Minister of India, the pompous and envious Congress party members like Mani Shankar Aiyar and others like him have resorted to the petty tactics of jeering at him as a ‘Chaiwala’, that is, Tea Vendor. This shows that they and our country people in general, need to be taught a thing or two about the value of
the Dignity of Labour.

Without giving any more examples like Modiji, other than the former President (late) Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam who also rose to becoming the President of India, from being just a poor Daily Newspaper Delivery boy, it is enough if the supercilious Congressmen get the message on this Independence Day, that That humble ‘Chaiwala’, whom they have been taunting as such since the time of his candidature for PM in the last Elections, has risen to become the Prime Minister of India Today!

Swami Vivekanand, who is the Spiritual Guru of Modiji, has made mention
in his writings about a young school boy whom he met in America, who was working as a Daily Newspaper Delivery Boy, to earn for his education.
He was very impressed by the boy and wished that the youth of our country would also be as self reliant as that boy.

On the other hand, the Congress Yuvraj, their ‘Prime and Exclusive’ present Candidate for the Prime Minister’s post, who was the son, grandson and
Greatgrandson of Three earlier Prime Ministers of India, and ‘Born With
A Silver Spoon in his Mouth’, still needs ‘Spoon Feeding’ in Political Wisdom from Mamma!

The Problem with our people is that they are so fascinated by the British
Colonial ‘Sahibs’ that they have made getting ‘Cushy, White Collar Jobs’
their Ideal and Main Ambition in Life. Thus it has become our National Mentality to snub and scoff at people who reach up the Ladder of Success by Manual or less Sophisticated Type of Labour, like those working in Hotels
or Barbers’ saloons (who are ridiculed as ‘Hotelwala/Waiter’ or ‘Hajaam’), in Farms as farmers, or on Battle Fields, even if it is necessary for their own Livelihood and for Society and the Country, because of which those who have come up that way feel ashamed to disclose it, though they are not doing anything wrong. Ultimately, however, the latter themselves have to learn to be less sensitive and more toughminded and self- assured to ignore and discard this unwarranted Feeling of Inferiority that those better placed than them try to put in them.

The old film ‘Ramnagari ‘ starring Amol Palekar, about a Barber’s emotional struggle to come to terms with his traditional occupation of ‘Hajaam’, aptly emphasises the need to have respect for one’s Profession, however humble.
For, it takes all sorts of people to make a World.

This Snobbish ‘Gora Saab’ Mentality instilled in our people by the British Empire in India, followed by the ‘Nehru-Gandhi Empire’, has lasted right from the time of Independence from the British until Last year, except for the period from 1998 to 2004, when Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji (1998-2004) was
India’s Prime Minister, and for a very brief gap earlier during 1977-80,
under the PM ship of Morarji Desai of the Janata Party.

Therefore , If India has to solve the problem of Unemployment and Scarcity
of openings for Self Enterprise, and make its countrymen more self reliant, Indians will have to shed its highbrow attitude towards simple, unostentatious types of work, and learn to value and accord dignity to
All forms of ‘Honest Labour’!

‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisaan’! JAI HIND !

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(60)Can The New Advances in Obstetric and Gynaecological Surgery like Genital Repair Surgery and Surrogate Motherhood Be Used To Relieve Rape Victim’and those with Gender Identity problems of                         Social Stigma? Just a passing thought!(64)

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This Subject of Gender Transformation Surgery may raise the curiosity of the readers, and make them wonder what has prompted the writing of it. As such, the Reason for thinking along this line is that the position of Rape Victims in our Society is so pathetic that it makes women, particularly Rape Victims, ashamed of and Curse their Violable body, and wish that they had been born as Men instead of Women.

It would have been good if an operation had been possible surgically to give, not only victims of rape but also the patients of genital damage due to other kinds of injury, the feel of a new, inviolable body in this very life. Hence some women (though not necessarily rape victims), as well as some men too, opt for Gender transformation/Reassignment of their Sexual Identity nowadays through surgery, not only due to genital damage but also on account of gender identity problems.

However, there is a doubt as to whether such surgery is possible, in the first place, in the case of genetically normally differentiated males and females also, or only in genetically bisexual or intersex people.  For in some cases, such operations have been reported to have turned out to be unsuccessful. In that case, subjecting individuals at random to this kind of operation would be like casting the persons going in for it, particularly if done on the Rape victims and those with gender identity problems, who are already distressed, into a more embarrassing and agonising position, tantamount to throwing them ‘From The Frying Pan into The Fire’ !

Therefore, the Real way to IMPROVE the LOT of rape victims and women/men with.           Gender Identity problems  lies in the Improvement in Society’s attitude towards the rape victims and the Children born as a result of Rape, and those with Gender Identity problems for the sake of Humanity, as they are totally innocent and do not deserve the condemnation and isolation to which they are subjected to, in traditional societies. BESIDES THIS, A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR CARE IS THAT PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SOCIAL REHABILITATION SHOULD ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE  TO SUCH UNFORTUNATES TO BRING THEM OUT OF THEIR MENTAL AGONY !

In the case of rape victims, Surgical Treatment by Genital Repair Surgery, that is, repairing the Hymen of a Virgin, ‘Hymenorrhaphy’ in Medical terms,is also advocated to restore the semblance of virginity in order to prevent marital problems later, on that account, for rape victims.

In addition, in the cases of pregnancy which is not advanced beyond 20-24 weeks, preferably before the movements start, Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), that is, Induced Abortion, SHOULD be allowed and done, as the rape victim’s right, without any opposition on moral or legal grounds, both for the sake of the hapless woman and her child to make her acceptance by society and her REHABILITATION easier !

If Abortion is not legally permissible due to ‘Moral considerations’ about the ‘Embryo’s    or Foetus’s Right to Life, or due to delay in seeking abortion, then the embryo or foetus,         as early as possible, should be transplanted by Govt. hospitals into authorised Surrogate Mothers, as is feasible with modern Obstetric Surgery, whereby the Embryo’s Right to Live can be protected by SURROGACY without Destroying the Life (in figurative sense) of its Biological Mother, viz. the Raped girl/woman, and of Girls cheated and abandoned by their Sexual partners after promising marriage! After all, the selfish, cruel males in the act, have contributed or lost only some sperms, which does not affect him at all. Then why should the poor exploited girls be forced by our society’s Pseudomoralists to sacrifice their flesh and blood to nurture their exploiter’s child Against Their Will? Instead, as the clever Portia did to defeat the wicked designs of the sly Merchant Shylock in the Shakesperian play ,         ‘The  Merchant of Venice,’ to save her father’s life, justice would be done if all that a rape victim would have to lose, or get rid of,  is an Ovum or an Embryo Vice a Sperm. No Flesh, nor Blood, nor her Selfrespect or Status!                                                               

(Actually, in view of it having become medically possible for men to harbour a foetus and go through pregnancy by making the necessary anatomical and hormonal changes in their body, with the help of the latest advances in Gender Transformation Surgery, the Best Punishment for Rapists and deserters, in the case of their victim becoming pregnant, would be to transplant the Embryo sired by them Into Their Own body by inducing the necessary transformation in their body for the transplantation, and denying Them the chance or facility of Abortion by imprisonment. If that is done, such unscrupulous men, by becoming ‘Surrogate Mothers and laughing stock’ themselves, and males in general, will understand how raped women feel if forced to go through  an unwanted, imposed pregnancy. This would not be revenge but Natural justice! After all, the man has done the ‘(Dush)Karma’, so there is no injustice in making him bear the ‘Phal’ (Fruit) of his ‘Karma’!’Uski Taang(/Uska Veerya) Uske Galeme’! To be sure, this will be a more mortifying sentence for rapists than the Death Sentence. At the same time, the crusaders for the rights of rapist criminals cannot or should not oppose it as they did against death penalty for the rapists of Nirbhaya. UNFORTUNATELY, this is is too complicated and expensive a measure to be applied in practice!)

The child, after its birth, in both types of surrogacy, can be entrusted to a good orphanage for its care and upbringing.

So instead of banning the newly developed Medical advancement of Surrogate  Mother service, it should be used by the Government and Social Welfare Organisations as a tool and need of society for solving  the problems of genuine cases in common society, of sexually exploited girls who really cannot afford to carry their rapist’s or infidel partner’s child to full term, or women with a weak uterus to avoid the chance of miscarriage (and not banned, as such a ban will make it the exclusive and surreptitious privilege of the wives of rich people, who resort to it just to maintain their figure or to avoid the pains of delivery). So instead of banning Poor and Willing women from rendering their services to other needy women, and robbing them of their means of livelihood, it should be permitted but with certain restrictions so that the provision should not be exploited.

All said and done, the most important help would be the Sympathy and Staunch Moral support by Society to the Unfortunate, innocent victims of lust  of irresponsible and perverted Males !