From “What the hell is she doing?” to “I am so proud of her,” from “Will she even make it?” to “How was your journey?” form “I wish she don’t get rapped” to “I am so proud of her.” Having born in a society where the troll plates the breakfast, hatred garlands the movers and memes is what the changers get as for recognition, Miss Gerinda Loitongbam who drove solo from Imphal to Delhi for spreading awareness on crime against women didn’t walk through for the awareness but tore the haters.
Few days before the flagging off day, i.e. the 28thJan 2019, many media drove all the crowd in catching the attention of the entire state over the once in the first blue moon solo drive episode. The first hours of the opening breaks with positivity and then shaken the rest where negativity viral fevers the backstage of hatred. “Is she doing this for her popularity?” “From when did she become the social activist?” “Why she needs to go in a car?” these questions and hatreds storm the Mark Zuckerberg’s invention.
Attention seeks popularity, voluntary feeling is the mother of social activism, car is a means of transport. For gaining the attention of what she needs to throw, she needs attention and to get that, she needs popularity, completely fair and needs no further jaw-dropping explanation. You don’t need a certificate to prove that you are a social activist, it’s a little more like birth right, and only the responsible one claims to be the dignified activist, and her voluntary attitude speak volumes that she earns over her rights. And for spreading awareness, you need not necessarily walk, and to be cocooned with wisdom, ‘car covers more radius,’ this is a simple maths.
Many do voice out saying, “Why she needs to go to Delhi, she can do it in Manipur?” first of all, crime against women is not just for this world fenced with nine hills, this is an international issue. Not just Delhi, she should have gone till Vegas, she lacked our support and love in that.
After all this, now that she reached safely and returned safely, she now has become the icon of all girls. What made me laugh the most was those haters and commenters who talked about publicity vibes by uploading stuffs and begs to share their post; seriously, who is the one trying to be famous?
This is really the clean example of Manipur that we are garlanded with this crab-culture, won’t do any good and can’t see anyone do good too. Only the rescued victims of this trolls shine ever endlessly. I know the human psychology for we go ease with the expected people but throw stones to the unexpected ones who will potentially do wonders. Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.
Do you even know how many talented people are here in Manipur? Do you know the potential of our state? All knows but no one lets the other fly. We have always been proud of our culture, but let me tell you this today, culture is the attitude not just the folk song and the dress. If we are cultured with so much hatred about each other, we are just a hollow brain. This very attitude that we Manipuris have, “won’t let anyone do good,” this is the virus killing many budding talents and won’t let any new come up. I have also been the victim of trolls, and those whose opinions not equal to mine never trolled but those who wish they do what I do trolls. Trolling is fun to read but breaking for the characters there. Lastly, if you start getting trolls, trust me you are on the right path.
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