Not all of us are raised as princesses by our parents. When it comes to parenting, we barely see a discussion like this in India. Talking about periods, reproductive health and sex is a taboo and people rarely believes when it comes to a healthy discussion with their children. Talking about the peer pressure, we all must have gone through that depending on the extent and while discussing something just like this on Quora a Chennai’s Girl Horrifying Story of being tortured by her own parents which clearly indicates the amount of pain she must’ve gone through. Read this Chennai’s Girl Horrifying Story mentioned below.
Under a trending thread on Quora when people were asking about the “Most messed up thing that your family members have ever done, this answer caught a lot of attention and concern from other users.
This is what the girl said, remembering her horrifying past:-
Going anonymous for obvious reasons.
Age 5– Being a left handed person always felt like a super power. Mother broke two wooden scales hitting my left hand and turned me into a right handed person. I still use my left hand unknowingly. Old habits die hard.
Age 10– Got hit by father’s belt double folded, Once, Twice, Thrice.. until my skin would peel out and bulge up just because I didn’t score good marks they wanted.
I remember falling at their feet and joining hands for them to stop.
I remember wearing sweater to school, to avoid the questions asked by my friends. To keep the good impression which my mother had created on them.
Age 12- Got caught bunking my tuition classes. Got locked in the same room for more than 3 days. The only time the room would be opened to give me food.
Age 15- My mother caught me and my boyfriend holding hands. That night I wouldn’t forget in my entire life. My parents beat me up red and blue with belt, with sandal, with kitchen items, with everything that came in their hand. Broke my phone. They threatened me of stopping my education and getting me married. I was barely 15.
I remember my head being banged to the wall straight. I couldn’t believe it was the same dad who would caress my hair when I was small. That big bulge on my head pained. There was blood all over the room. (I had my periods that day).
The next morning, I remember my mother making me wash utensils and telling me ‘now on you will be our servant’. Well servants were treated better. She spat on my face.
I cannot forget them burning my books. Especially maths. It was my favourite subject. I was a topper then.
Age 17- I remember being called a Slut by my own mother. (Just for the event, I stated above) She said go and sit in some kotha (whorehouse). I cried for days.
Today I’m 19. I still get tears when they get tears. I still love them. I do get angry and sad at times remembering all of this and more. I still consider them as my parents. But talking about my childhood. I don’t have many good memories.
Give your children memories that they can tell their children about.
Pouring in with a lot of concern, care, and respect, the girl received a lot of comments asking about her status now over which she said:-
Edit 1: Firstly, Thank you for all the love and concern. Secondly, things have changed now. I did fight for myself all these years. Only to be called a mean person who answers back. Nobody dares to touch me now. But I did learn to not let anything get into my head and heart.
Thirdly, Me and the guy (ex) have parted ways. I don’t really know where he is now. It’s been years. We don’t talk anymore.
Fourthly, about leaving my parents completely behind, No I wouldn’t, they are getting old, they would need me later. I know they haven’t done their part of parenting well. But it is my duty as a daughter, let me be the bigger person.
And Finally, I did write Chennai Maths Institute (CMI) exam for pure mathematics and currently I’m pursuing my B.E in one of the top colleges in Bangalore, India. ?
And the person I’m today? I’m in love with myself. I fought to be me.
Even after tolerating so much the girl was found to be concerned about her parents and was willing to support them no matter what. Talking about parenting, harassing your child physically in the name of parenting is not acceptable in any form. Even our judiciary system is against all this sort of behavior and has considered it a crime.
Defying such old age practices of parenting and after this Chennai’s Girl Horrifying Story, it looks like India has a far way to go and learn what’s better for them and their children because children at the end learn from their parents by seeking them as the role model.
As far as this case is concerned,