I’m not a doll, dares the little girl!!

This is what is part of nature. Human rights are also inclusive of what the nature has to give us and we are deprived of by the human fraternity in the name of gender, religion, place of birth, caste, class or color etc. This is what I’ve read in the books.

But what I learnt from this little brave girl in the picture is something really important to know as well, which we are generally neither taught not believe. She is my lovely niece, my Angel, I really feel blessed to have her in life.

On this faithful day, I went to see her, it took just a few hours to be friends with her. She was just 3-4 years old by that time. The next morning she was playing with me, her mother, my sister, just called her ‘Gudiya! Where are you?’ (Gudiya means Doll).

She just replied the next moment, ‘Mom! I have a name, I’m not a doll, I can walk and talk.’ I was astonished! I just kept looking at her while realising that yes I knew I had objections with this name too, when people called me Gudiya at the place of my nickname (which people generally think is a name for boys only, except my family members, as you can see that is why they call me so 😉), but I didn’t realize it before that why do I hate this name so much, but this day my Angel taught me that.

This is how, she is my little sweet teacher as well 😊😍. This day the most important thing I learned was that we have the basic since of our human rights and dignity and even duties and we have the sense of questioning things which are not natural, unless it is forcefully interrupted 😎. Therefore, it is really important that we give our children an unrestricted environment, so that they are free from our unintended prejudices.

Also, in the real sense this is what is called sustainable development, because this smooth home environment assists them grow with their natural inquisitiveness and inborn genious, making them what they are or need to be. Once we break their chain of innocent queries, they can never utilise their worth at the fullest. So let them be a free bird so that they can be humans and not dolls.

She questioned one word which taught me this much, kids are little wonders we can learn a lot more from them. 🙂☺ Let’s go for that. 👍👍

Published by Rachana Dhaka

I am a law student, a resilient defender of Human Rights, a nomad who loves to know about different cultures and connect them for the better future of mankind and loves to talk to people through poetry or with some write ups. And best of all i love to motivate people and spread happiness around :)

8 thoughts on “I’m not a doll, dares the little girl!!

      1. 😂🤐… My two response because it’s two ways (I feel so)
        It’s like one calls it by love, that is fine unless someone like my Niece objects 😊and one objects the original name and then forces this as a practice of gender discrimination then it’s wrong.

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  1. Wow! Such a different perspective.
    But personally, I do not attribute any negativity to call ones daughter “Gudiya” or “Doll”! It is merely an expression of love. So much depends on the situation, the circumstances, etc for these words to get a negative contour.
    Though I concede your right to have this view.

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    1. Thank you so much Sir… Yeah there is nothing wrong in an expression with love but when it starts denoting everything with double standard or discrimination then it becomes problematic.
      That’s all I want to say rest is what I learned from the little Angel 😊🙏

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