Bithy completed her Masters from English Department. She was passionate about photography from her student life. Following that passion, she got a job in a development organization, hoping that she would find the scope to take photos. But her hopes were not fulfilled. The reality of the current situation is very different from what she dreamt of. She doesn’t feel any passion here. Now her concern is, “This world is different from my world of photography. What is the future of my career in this new world?”
We all are known about the definitions of single and joint family. Single family consists of husband, wife and child. But nowadays, a new pattern of single family is seen where husband and wife, both work together. Both of them go out in a same time, come back almost on a same time and they become busy after returning home with their personal works. Like, wife goes for cooking, husband cleans the rooms, wife cleans the dishes, and husband washes the clothes. Husband and wife do not get enough time to give it to each other. In the weekend they spend the whole time at home or go out for visit. Does this kind of single family create any problem in family bonding?
Extra-marital affairs, live together, polygamy of woman, single mother family (though the concept is different in developed countries, it means the family without father in our country), these are not normal and unusual from our social and cultural context but the reality indicates something different. As live together is treated in a blameful way, living alone with own children legally without the father is also a challenge for a woman. As it is a part of our society, we cannot ignore this reality. Let’s know about the problems a single mother usually faces.
A recent incident of brutal torture is the root of this writing. According to the saying of the victim’s father, she was very calm and patient, she never let the other members of the family to know these. She was definitely known as a ‘standard’/’good’ girl, and today she is obviously feeling guilty of having such ‘good’ identity. After bearing ten years of torture, she is saying, “I didn’t realize before, it was my fault. I tolerate all these because of my child only”. How long will women play the role of sacrifice? How long will they tolerate silently the torture for the sake of society, family, and children?