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This ‘rant’ is meant for all the women in their 20-somethings who fight their own battles

It talks about their strengths and zeal, their nature of selfless giving and portrays their remorse in a way that'll make you look up to each one of them.

Terribly Tiny Tales, women, feminism, women in india, indian women hardship, feminism in india, ttt posts, ttt rant post, rant Terribly Tiny Tales, Terribly Tiny Tales rant post, viral news, trending news, latest news A Delhi-based professor, Isha Yadav contributed to the Terribly Tiny Tales’s Facebook page and wrote on #rant. (Source: Pixabay)

The hardships of young women in their 20s are endless. The battles to create their identity, to find a place for an independent existence, to earn respect keeping their heads up high, to not get bogged down by societal pressure, to find a partner who understands and not demands, to balance between personal and professional and finally, to live up to their own expectations.

To add to their battles, they are told, in every step of their life, what to do, what to wear, how to look and even how they ought to live. Times have changed for women in metropolitans and they have come a long way fighting their own battles and creating a space for themselves where they can demand to be left at as they please and live as they want.

Choosing that life, however, has its cons. The responsibilities seem to increase by the day and a hard cover takes over wherein wounds heal only when left untreated even if acknowledged.

A Delhi-based professor, Isha Yadav contributed to the Terribly Tiny Tales’s Facebook page and wrote on #rant. The page featured her post titled, ‘Difficult Type’ read, “We are 20 something acting 45”. The post which talks about a woman’s daily sufferings is not an outcry for seeking sympathy but a survivors tale. It beautifully captures the essence what it takes to be a woman in her prime. It talks about their strengths and zeal, their nature of selfless giving and portrays their remorse in a way that’ll make you look up to each one of them.

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The post, in mere twenty hours, has garnered support and praise from fellow women on the social media. It has over 1,300 shares, at the time of writing. The evocative post has let other women open about their own hardship and tales.

Here’s what the contributor wrote on Terribly Tiny Tales’ wall:

We are the difficult women. We pop our vitamins by ourselves every night and sleep with alarm clocks sans a snooze. Nobody wrote love songs on us, nobody noticed the mole on the lip. We volunteer for burden, handle the baggage, take the last word. We cover up your mistakes. We gave up fancy dreams to lighten those lines on their foreheads and get their glasses mended in an hour. We lower down the TV volume. We alter life with every tea and biscuit. We pick ourselves up, stitch our own wounds. We are the place we shoulder our head. Nobody offered us jacket in the cold. We are 20 something acting 45. We can fix the leaking tap. We’re okay. We know love spelt backwards makes halfway through ‘evolving’; and that’s what we’re at. We always keep wine in stock. We’ve paid the price and made our peace. There are no lullabies, only piles of theories. There are no mushy texts, only to-do lists. We know cuts heal faster when nobody can see them and..and we’re really difficult to love.

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First published on: 02-09-2016 at 08:58:22 pm
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