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Eunuch: Life of a disdained creature!
Eunuchs grow up feeling unloved, disdained, lonely and confused! Even before they gain their senses, they are left on roads to beg, as they have no other means of income to sustain themselves. They get no work, no love and no appreciation.
EVERY TIME we cross a signal or travel on a public transport, the most scary and disgusting thought that comes to our mind is meeting eunuchs. They are the ugly, dirty, frustrating and annoying creatures that we recognise as either a beggar or a filthy sex-trader. If asked why, we will simply say because they behave so irritatingly. Also, right from childhood, we have assumed them to be someone inferior to us.
 
Not that they are only assumed to be filthy and outcaste, they are also considered a means of ridicule and sarcasm, a kind of abuse and a cheap available means of gratifying those natural desires. Have we ever thought of them beyond these perceived ‘inherited notions’? Do we ever wonder why do they beg at cross-roads and at signals everyday? Do we ever give a thought to why they are involved in sex rackets? And above all, have we ever thought that they are also ‘human beings’? Perhaps not!
 
A rendezvous with such a person made me understand, how different their life is behind the extra powdered and glossy faces! Right from birth they are discriminated against. They are outcastes, disowned by their families soon after their birth. Many of them have never known their real identity, never remember seeing their parents and do not even know what region or religion they belong to!
 
After growing a little older, they are perturbed by the changes that occur in their bodies. Add to this the prejudice of the society around. They grow up feeling unloved, disdained, lonely and confused! Even before they gain their senses, they are left on roads to beg, as they have no other means of income to sustain themselves. They get no work, no love and no appreciation, as we do, as normal human beings. Their lives actually begin at signals, in the morning, and end at red lights, at night.
 
It’s not that they never tried to bring a change. Of course they did! Many of them tried to bring a change but an inflexible and staunch society like ours never wishes to change! What else can they be discriminated against? Is there any column meant for a eunuch, in any normal application form? Why should they compromise of being a girl or a guy, if they are actually someone else? And even if they are different, who decided that they are not normal like us? Is sexuality the only parameter of defining normalcy (in our society)? If these questions puzzle us so much, think how frustrated a human being would be if he is born with such confusion in life. In case, we can’t understand them, we have no right to hate them!
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