How Generating Discourse on Taboos Can End Silent Oppression?
Humanity has come a long way in terms of ending stigmas and taboos. But, still, it is a long road to achieve an ultimate all-inclusive society where people can express their free will without the fear of getting punished for it.
One may wonder, how can we get there? The answer is pretty simple. We can achieve such a society by generating discourse about the taboos that are eating the very roots of this society. Our great ancestors did the same and sacrificed their lives for it. So, if you want to do something about these taboos that are haunting the lives of uncountable people, then you must do your part in generating discourse about them on a mega scale.
Here’s how it will help to end taboos once in for all:
It Highlights the Gravity of the Situation
It is common sense that if people will not talk about their problems and choose to suffer in silence, it will intensify the gravity of the situation. Worst of all, it will strengthen the oppressor. Therefore, generating discourse about taboos that are prevalent in any society is the only way to bring the intensity of the situation into the highlight.
It Gives Voice to the Oppressed Class
When a specific community is marginalized in society, it becomes the duty of the privileged ones to give them a voice. However, if you are a part of any such community and nobody is talking about you because they think of it as a taboo, then write your story anonymously and become the voice of the likes of you.
The State Recognizes the Problem
The state has a critical role to play when it comes to eliminating taboos from society and the normalization of issues that must be spoken. Therefore, it is essential that you make your voice loud enough for the state to recognize it.
It Created a Ripple effect
Lastly, it is important to be the first rock in the water to create a never-ending ripple tide. So, it’s time that you grab your pen and be that first rock.