When I moved to the United States 10 years ago, I was adamant that I would eventually return to India. I had heard that I wouldn't. I refused to concede. But I have run out of excuses for my country. My female child is the reason I now choose to lose my motherland.
Mother India, Your daughters are dying. Your structures of power and abuse -- and denial of that abuse -- make our suffering not only possible, but probable. Stop using Your "sentiments" as an excuse to silence evidence of human suffering. See us. Hear us.