He is a RAINBOW- Poem

Last class our literature teacher, Pat, gave us a new creative task: we had to create our own poem. The activity was divided into four steps. First of all, we had to choose a picture we like, it could be any picture but it had to been taken by us. Once we had chosen the picture, we moved on into the next step. We had to write five nouns, five adjectives and five verbs that the photo we had chosen transmitted to us; this was very useful as it helped us a lot to organised our ideas and the words we where going to use in our poem. After we had chosen those 15 words, we had to include any literary devices to use in our pieces of writing; it could be a metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, etc. We could include as much as we wanted, but two where compulsory. Finally, after we had done all the steps, we where ready to start our writing.

I choose a photo I had taken last week to one of my best friends, Marcos. We where buying an ice-cream and a ray of light which formed a rainbow was reflected on his body. We found it amazing and fun so we started taking pictures. When pat told us to chose a picture we like I decided to choose that one as it reminds me of a very joyful moment; a moment where I was laughing and hanging with my friend and enjoying how free and happy he was at last. I admire him and his strength so much that when our teacher told us to chose a photo and write a poem about it, I found it perfect to write about him.

About his journey, about how difficult was for him to finally be what he wants, to finally show his true self. I found very inspiring writing about how difficult life was for him; how hard he had to fight, how he gave up when he couldn’t stand living like that anymore. But the most inspiring thing was the strength and the courage he had to carry on in spite of what he had gone through. In spite of the suffering, in spite of the pain he decided to stop and show himself as he really was. He decided to stop hiding and be who he really wanted to be.

I consider him as an example of self love, of bravery. Of caring so much about yourself and who you truly are. Of defending and fighting in what you truly believe in no matter the critics, no matter the consequences.

Personally I really enjoyed this task as I really like writing. I consider it is a way of escaping and being able to put into words my emotions. To put into words what is crossing my mind and see it from a different perspective. I love writing and I consider it’s very useful in all aspects of life; not only when we are sad or we don’t know what to do with our pain, but also with the happy moments, with the experiences that help us grow.

This are the nouns, verbs, and adjectives that I chose:

  • Nouns: light, colors, rainbow, happiness, friend
  • Verbs: loving, enjoying, smiling, feeling, sensing
  • Adjectives: bright, peaceful, free, pure

This is the photo:

This are the literary devices:

  • Simile: as free as the wind
  • Metaphor: all of a sudden life made an unexpected turn; he finally felt his body burn. 

Finally this is the poem!

he is a rainbow.

he tried so hard not to be one,

that without knowing he started to run. 

run away from the world, from the people, who didn’t seem to realize how lost he was; how far away he was from home. 


the worst nightmare in which he seemed to be, 

kept him away from his dreams, from those things in which he strongly believed. 

the path was so unclear, and although he tried, he couldn’t find hope around.


one day he finally gave up,

he showed the world there was no way out. 

but what he didn’t know was that life had another plan, that he would have to find a way to shout.

a way to let the world know the truth; 

the truth of who he really was.


all of a sudden his life made an unexpected turn;

he finally felt his body burn. 

for the first time in years he felt truly alive, 

knowing that never again he would have to hide. 

his true essence was there, and he didn’t care; 

he didn’t care about the critics or complaints,

as little by little he saw himself smile again. 


he is a rainbow. 

he only knows how hard the journey was,

to be where he really belongs. 

although sometimes the past hunts him down, he knows he’s not going back. 

he now knows that a wild storm is needed first, for the rainbow to be at its best. 

LA INTRUSA- Eportfolio

En el primer trimestre, en literatura, leímos un cuento llamado “La intrusa” de Jorge Luis Borges. Esta historia trata sobre dos hermanos, Cristian y Eduardo. Ambos hermanos vivían juntos, Cristian en mayor y Eduardo el menor.  Todo comienza cuando Cristian conoce a una mujer llamada Juliana y la lleva a vivir con ellos. Juliana comienza a tener una relación más estrecha y cercana con Eduardo lo que provoca conflictos entre ellos, por esto es que deciden venderla. Venderla como una cosa, como un objeto, como algo de su propiedad, descartable que pueden usar, compartir y vender a su antojo. Este cuento claramente muestra cómo era tratada la mujer, cuál era su rol y participación en el siglo pasado. 


Personalmente, me gusto mucho este cuento. Ver el rol que la mujer tenía en ese momento me shockeó mucho. Ver la poca participación que está tenía y como no podía tomar ninguna decisión es muy fuerte. Como era usada y descartada como si no fuera nada es algo muy impresionante y sobre todo indignante. Al ser mujer, ver como eran maltratadas y violentadas me genera mucha impotencia y bronca. Al leer este libro puede darme cuenta de todo el progreso de esta sociedad. Como el rol de la mujer cambió totalmente, como esta tiene las mismas libertades, derechos e importancia que los hombres. Pude ver un poco atrás en la historia y valorar las cosas que tengo hoy, las oportunidades. Valorar qué hay un montón de mujeres que no tuvieron ni la mitad de los derechos y oportunidades que tengo hoy yo. 


Además de valorar lo que años atrás muchas mujeres consiguieron, pude darme cuenta lo mucho que falta progresar aún. Como, aunque no sea mi caso personalmente, hay muchas mujeres que siguen siendo reprimidas en todo el mundo, que siguen sufriendo la desigualdad y la falta de derechos. Que siguen siendo reprimidas a ser o hacer lo que quieren por el simple hecho de ser mujeres. Hay un montón de países en donde el hombre se sigue considerando mejor que la mujer; donde se sigue considerando que el hombre decide por sobre la mujer ya que esta tiene menos derechos y menos capacidades. Países como Pakistán o Mongolia donde mujeres abortan por el simple hecho de no querer tener hijas mujeres; porque son menos, porque no son hombres. Esto es una realidad de hoy en día, por lo tanto podemos ver que a pesar del gran progreso hay mucho que cambiar aún. 


In our literature class we read a story called “The Destructors” by Graham Greene. This story dealt with a group of teenage boys who conformed a gang. They always used to do small mischieves, until one day that one of the members, T, suggest doing something bigger; destroy the house of an old man who they called “Old misery”. While reading it I thought it was insane, I still think it is but know I can understand why they did it.


This kids were living in a post war situation, which clearly affected them a lot. War had devastated everything; buildings, houses, families, people, etc. And this kids were raised and lived in this environment. They saw how everything that surrounded them was destroyed years after years due to war. The protagonist of this story, Trevor, is the one who came up with this idea, and also the one who suffered the most. He had everything and lost it due to war. His father was an architect and had a great job. They lived in a house and had a normal life. But after war everything disappeared; his house, his father’s job, and his family too. 


It was a huge impact to see that beautiful old house standing there. Trevor’s life after war had broken down into pieces, but that house was still there. A house survived the atrocities of war and his family couldn’t. That brought a lot of resentment and hatred towards it. This made T propose such a crazy idea and also made the other members of the gang follow him; they were all traumatized, they were all affected by war. 


After reading this story I started to think and realize, how much gangs have changed. The gang that is shown in the story is a group of kids who do mischievous things trying to look for an entertainment, something to take them out of the reality in which they live. Even though what they did wasn’t correct, they have a justification. They are victims as they suffer the consequences of a war they weren’t part of neither decided to start. Nowadays, gangs are extremely dangerous. They are confirmed by adolescents or even older people. The commit crimes and are involved with drugs and murders. Most of them are also victims of the situation were they were born; the inequality and lack of opportunities. But it’s still not justified. I find it very interesting to compare what happened in the story to our reality now; it helped me to understand and like the story a lot.


This term in our literature class we read a story called “The lady in the looking glass” by Virginia Woolf. This book dealt with a woman who did not show herself as it really was. People saw, from the outside, that she was a happy, rich woman who had no problems at all. But the truth was, that from the inside she was a dark person. To show this the author describes the outside and the inside of the house were the protagonist lives. This reflects her inner and outer self perfectly. This story also deals with the fact that the protagonist does not want to look herself at the mirror. The mirror is a very important element in this story as it shows to the protagonist her real self; who she really is. Although she doesn’t like it, although she doesn’t want to accept it, the mirror shows who she really is and is something she has to accept. 


I loved this story very much for several reasons. First of all I am a big fan of Virginia Woolf. I read some her books and I really like them. So when our literature teacher told us we were going to read a story of hers, I was really excited; all her stories/books come with a clear message, she transmits a lot of confidence, power. I had very high hopes for this story and they were definitely fulfilled. 


I loved this story as it made me realize how important is to accept ourselves. It made me realize how true is what Virginia Woolf shows in this story. We all the time try to hide who we really are, maybe because we don’t like it or we are not comfortable with it. We are always pretending we are someone else. Always pretending it’s all good, that we don’t have problems and we are happy all the time. Everyone suffers, everyone has things they don’t like form each other and we always try to hide this to the rest. This story made me realize how important is to stop hiding; to stop avoiding seeing who I really am, because although I don’t want to accept it, I can’t escape from it all my life. Reality is going to hit me and I will have to face the mirror. This story taught me that we can’t escape all our lives, we all have things we hate about ourselves. But knowing them can be a good thing, as we can make an effort to change them, to work on them. 


I personally, didn’t realize I escaped from the mirror until I read this story. I am always trying to pretend and hide the things I feel as to fit within groups. Knowing the things that I don’t like about myself is really difficult as I feel the worst person. However, I learnt that it’s better. It’s better as I can make a change, a positive change in my life. Besides, loving the food and the bad things about me is really important; I consider it as essential. 


This story made me learn and think many things. Made me see my life and myself from a different perspective. Made me see the things that I hate about myself and how to change them. It also made me see the good things I have and I sometimes do not appreciate.

Gobiernos de Facto- Eportfolio

Este segundo trimestre en la clase de literatura leímos una novela llamada “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” de Gabriel García Márquez. Luego de leer y trabajar en base de esta atrapante novela, nuestra profesora nos dio diversos trabajos para hacer. Para trabajar y entender este libro analizamos cuatro aspectos principales que este toca que son característicos de latinoamérica; la política, la economía, la naturaleza y la cultura. 

La actividad que a mi personalmente más me gustó más fue la de relacionar uno de estos cuatro aspectos que analizamos todo el trimestre, con situaciones similares que esté sucediendo hoy en día. La idea principal era ver la repetición de las cosas, es decir, ver cómo a pesar del tiempo y la innovación, hay aspectos de latinoamérica que se siguen repitiendo. Yo trabajé con Abril Terán Frías, Trinidad Porretti y Valentina Re. Nosotras tomamos el aspecto político que tan detalladamente se muestra en el libro “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” , y lo relacionamos con la situación política que está viviendo Venezuela hoy en día. La constante represión y toma de poder que venezuela está viviendo hoy en día es muy similar a la situación que el coronel vivió. 

Esta actividad me pareció excelente por muchos motivos. Por un lado, creo que la idea de la cartulina es excelente ya que, desde mi punto de vista, pudimos trabajar de una manera creativa y analizar la información de otra forma. Por otro lado, yo creo que la idea de relacionarlo con una situación de hoy en día hizo que entienda y vea la situación desde otro punto de vista. 

Al relacionarlo con algo que está tan presente en nuestro día a día yo creo que pude comprender la que vivió el coronel más en profundidad. Pude darme cuenta de cómo a pesar de los años, sigue habiendo gobiernos de facto en latinoamérica que ganan poder y perjudican a los habitantes. 

En mi opinión, los gobiernos de facto se repiten a lo largo de los años debido que que se presenta un contexto en donde estos aparecen. A lo que me refiero que es claramente en europa no vemos gobiernos de facto, en cambio en latinoamérica se presentan constantemente. Esto se debe a que latinoamérica presenta un contexto de pobreza y desigualdad que ayuda a q esto suceda. 

Esta es la cartulina que nuestro grupo preparo


«El coronel no tiene quien le Escriba»- Ensayo

Las ultimas clases, en literatura, estuvimos trabajando en un ensayo colaborativo basandonos en todo lo visto y aprendido en clase sobre el boom latinoamericano y sus caracteristicas. En el ensayo, analizamos en profunidad si el libro leido en este trimestre, «El coronel no tienen quien le escriba» de Gabriel Garcia Marquez, forma parte del boom latinoamericano. Yo trabaje con Luz esteban, Matias Ripoll y Bianca Ieraci. Este es nuestro ensayo:

– El coronel no tiene quien le escriba es un libro que participa del boom latinoamericano. 

          El boom latinoamericano fue un fenómeno editorial que surgió entre los años 1960 y 1970. El éxito de los autores del boom tales como, Gabriel García Márquez, llevó a que sus obras sean conocidas mundialmente. De esta manera, latinoamérica entró en el mapa mundial, dándose a conocer y mostrando sus características propias al resto del mundo. Uno de los libros más reconocidos del boom latinoamericano es, “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba”. El escritor colombiano, García Márquez, publicó esta obra en el año 1961, y en esta se pueden identificar perfectamente las características propias de latinoamérica tales como; su cultura, su política, su naturaleza y su economía. Estas características, al estar presentes en este texto, podemos afirmar que “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” es un libro que forma parte del boom latinoamericano. 

(luli) Si hablamos de latinoamérica teniendo en cuenta su ámbito político se puede decir que, desde sus principios,esta fue muy conflictiva y corrupta. Esta características de la política latinoamericana, que hoy en día siguen tan presentes,  se pueden identificar explícitamente en el libro “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” de Gabriel García Márquez. El coronel, quien es el protagonista de esta historia, se ve claramente perjudicado y afectado por la situación política del país, ya que él había servido y luchado para defender a su país en la “guerra civil”, y nunca cobró lo que le correspondía por sus servicios. El gobierno, el cual era totalmente corrupto, hacía y deshacía según sus propios intereses dejando al Coronel y una gran parte de la población, en la ruina. No había democracia, los ciudadanos no podían elegir quién querían que los gobernara, y la esperanza de recuperar la democracia era nula: “No hay esperanza de elecciones- dijo el coronel. No sea ingenuo coronel- dijo el médico. Ya nosotros estamos muy grandes para esperar al mesías”. Con esta cita podemos ver que claramente, los ciudadanos ya habían aceptado esta forma de vivir. Vivir en la “censura”, vivir sin poder de decisión por sobre las cosas que los afectan. No solo no podían elegir quien los gobernara si no que las restricciones eran completas; las peliculas, libros, diarios, solo mostraban lo que el gobierno quería que los ciudadanos sepan y vean; “Que hay de noticias-preguntó el Coronel. El médico de dio varios periódicos. No se sabe- dijo-. Es difícil leer entre líneas lo que permite publicar la censura”. Los ciudadanos no tenían acceso a toda la información, solo a lo que el gobierno quería que ellos sepan. Todo estaba censurado. No tenía libertad, estaban aislados de la información y el mundo. Esta política corrupta y restrictiva provocó la “circulación clandestina” de información, la cual le podía costar la vida a cualquiera si lo encontraban, tal como le pasó al hijo del coronel. García Márquez deja en claro que tener acceso a la información en esa época te podía costar la vida, pero a pesar de que el coronel vivo esto muy de cerca, prefería arriesgarse antes de ser parte de ese sistema corrupto. Además de la corrupción, la política latinoamericana también tiene como característica la inestabilidad y desorganización. En el libro, el autor hace referencia a esta característica tan propia de los países latinoamericanos; “Piense usted que ha habido siete presidentes y que cada presidente cambió por lo menos diez veces su gabinete y que cada ministro cambió sus empleados por lo menos cien veces”. Esta cita claramente muestra la inestabilidad del país, como la política era un caos y la justicia no existía. A lo largo de todo el libro el autor hace referencia a la conflictiva y desequilibrada política de esa época en latinoamérica, la cual nos permite caracterizar a esta obra como una parte fundamental del boom latinoamericano. 

  (luz)  El análisis de la naturaleza,  una de las principales características latinoamericanas, es otro factor que contribuye a la participación de la obra en el célebre boom.  En su texto, García Márquez hace un excelente trabajo presentando a los lectores la ostentosa naturaleza que rodeaba a Latinoamérica. De esta manera, explora un carácter típico de la región y permite que los mismos lectores la aprecien también.  A lo largo de “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” , García Márquez logra acentuar su profunda observación de la naturaleza utilizando un lenguaje hiperbólico al momento de referirse. De hecho, el autor recurre a este método en varias instancias de su obra, a fin de darle un lugar de cierta importancia. Es así como logró personificarla a tal punto que  se relacionaba con los sentimientos de los personajes. Además, como el texto indica; “ Durante media hora sintió la lluvia contra las palmas del techo. El pueblo se hundió en el diluvio. Después del toque de queda empezo la gota en algún lugar de la casa”, García Márquez empleó la naturaleza para describir la mísera circunstancia en la que los personajes vivían.  Esta instancia nos muestra que hacía falta tan solo una lluvia para destrozar el lugar, lo que comprueba la profunda influencia de la naturaleza sobre el libro. A través de la cita podemos ver también la utilización de un lenguaje hiperbólico cuando el texto declara al pueblo hundiéndose en el “diluvio”. Una vez más, el autor posiciona a la naturaleza en un papel protagónico, mostrando así uno de los rasgos típicos de latinoamérica e introduciendo su obra al extenso boom. 

(mati) Continuando con las características del boom, el aspecto cultural latinoamericano también fue utilizado por García Márquez en ¨El Coronel no tiene a quien le escriba¨, mostrando y resaltando su participación en el boom latinoamericano. Por un lado, Márquez refiere y presenta a la muerte como es visto en todo el mundo. Describe que ¨sentadas a la puerta de las casas las mujeres de negro esperaban el entierro¨, mostrando el lado emocional y de angustia de los entierros. También, presenta algo común en el ámbito cultural que es el hecho de guardar recuerdos de nuestros parientes fallecidos. En ¨EL Coronel no tiene a quien le escriba¨, una de las razones por la cual el coronel y su esposa en un principio quieren conservar el gallo es porque les recordaba a Agustín. Sin embargo, por otro lado, la participación de esta obra en el boom se debe y se ve presente gracias a la mención y referencia de Márquez acerca de la particularidad de la cultura americana y la diferencia de la misma con respecto al resto del mundo. En su obra, Márquez hace referencia reiteradas veces a la muerte, pero la particularidad que él muestra es cómo se diferencian los velorios en latinoamérica. La cita ¨Hasta donde alcanzaba su vista el pueblo estaba tapizado de flores¨ muestra como toda la gente compartía la costumbre de convertir un velorio y algo que supone ser sufrimiento y angustia en un ambiente lleno de colores y flores. No se lamentaba tanto la ida de los muertos, sino que se los pensaba como si continuaran allí, como si formaran parte, integrándose a la celebración. El ritual buscaba generar un ambiente y entorno colorido, diferenciando la costumbre exterior del lado oscuro de los entierros. El cuento de García Márquez nos permite encontrar una relación con la reciente película ¨coco¨, en la cual no solo se muestra la celebración de los muertos con flores y un ambiente colorido, sino que también trata con una especie de vida después de la muerte, mostrando este punto en común y de relación con la obra de Gabriel García Márquez. De esta forma, el autor presenta la particularidad del ámbito cultural latinoamericano en ¨El coronel no tiene a quien le escriba¨, mostrando la participación de la obra en el boom latinoamericano.

 (Bianca) Siguiendo con las características del boom latinoamericano en “El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba”, la economía fue muy protagonista a lo largo de todo el desarrollo del cuento. García Márquez resaltó este aspecto enfocándose en la calidad de vida del Coronel y su esposa, quienes se encontraban en una lamentable situación de pobreza. Estos tenían una paciencia que no es algo habitual debido a que dependían directamente de una  paga para poder subsistir, es decir para poder comer. Igualmente, ellos intentaban esconder esta triste realidad ya que tenían esperanzas de que cambiara. Por ejemplo, en un momento del cuento la esposa del coronel muestra esta negación cuando dice esta cita muy significante: “Varias veces he puesto a hervir piedras para que los vecinos no sepan que tenemos muchos días de no poner la olla”. El coronel acudía todos los viernes al correo a esperar una carta que no llegaba, una carta que representaba todas sus ilusiones y que hacía que se sintiese orgulloso por haber luchado y defendido lo que él creía durante la guerra civil. También podemos notar cómo gran parte de la sociedad estaba pasando por lo mismo. La gente del pueblo veía en el gallo una salvación, un método para ganar dinero, daban por sentado que su gallo iba a ser una fuente de riqueza y sus problemas se iban a acabar. Esto supuso que cegaran sus ilusiones en un simple animal, al igual que le pasó al coronel. A su vez, algunas personas de su entorno no colaboraban mucho con la situación del Coronel. Como cuando este le intenta vender el gallo a Sabas y este simplemente le ofrece 400 pesos, mientras anteriormente había afirmado que su valor podría ascender a 900. Este hombre intenta aprovecharse de esta gente necesitada. Una pareja mayor que no tiene otra salida que vender aquello que más aprecian para poder seguir viviendo. 

En conclusión, como analizamos previamente, el libro “El coronel no tiene quien le escriba” de Julio Cortázar, muestra vívidamente características del boom latinoamericano. En el libro pudimos reconocer  la conflictiva y corrupta política de latinoamérica, la naturaleza propia del continente y la exaltación de la misma, su cultura peculiar y extravagante, y por último su economía, y cómo la desigual situación económica en latinoamérica, afecta al protagonista durante toda la historia. Mediante este libro García Márquez, dio a conocer a latinoamérica, mostrando sus características propias al resto del mundo. 

TP Historia: El gobierno de Stalin visto a través de las inteligencias múltiples

En nuestra clase de historia, estuvimos estudiando acerca del gobierno de Joseph Stalin. Una vez que terminamos con el tema, nuestra profesora Belén nos dividió en grupos y nos asignó hacer 6 actividades, cada una de ellas acorde a una de las inteligencias multiples con las que venimos trabajando en el colegio. Utilizando cada una de las inteligencias multiples debiamos presentar y describir el gobierno de Stalin. Yo trabajé junto a Trinidad Porretti, Juan Elia y Bautista Buljevich. Este es nuetro trabajo:

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I created an artwork about how us, human beings, are the cause of all the pollution and contamination in the world. I inspired my work on a masterpiece created by a well known artist; PEJAC. This masterpiece was made in 2016 and it’s one of PEJAC’s most known work. I was really caught by the message of his painting and all that it transmits, so I decided to create an artwork that gives the same message. In his work PEJAC makes the message very clear; the world is dying, and humans are responsible, responsible for the pollution of the rivers and oceans. It perfectly shows the huge damage we have done to the world. This is an issue that’s occurring since always and that needs to stop. A change needs to be done. I consider that this problem is extremely important and people should care and do something about it as it affects us all. So I decided to base my own work on this same message; pollution and contamination. 


The process of creation of my artwork was, at first, very stressful. I had a lot of ideas and things I wanted to transmit but I didn’t know how to put them into practice and create a work which would transmit my ideas as I imagined them. My first idea was to do something that had to do with a collage and cutting things to give different shapes and volume which would provoke more impact. I thought about using trash and stick it to the the paper, but i didn’t knew what to draw in the middle. I realized that the message that I wanted to transmit was about the world and how us humans are damaging it not measuring the consequences. So another idea came to my mind; I could cut faces from magazines and stick them on the page and draw in the middle a world. I was very satisfied by that idea although I realised that the message was not clear enough. So, after thinking and having many doubts about what to do, I decided to draw fists on both sides of the world to cause the effect that humans beings are “hitting the world” which means they are damaging it a lot. I collected some magazines and cut some faces, all with different shapes and sizes, which I would use for my work. While doing all the cutting, I saw a painting of a world full of animals and flowers on one page of a magazine which I liked a lot. So I decided to inspire myself and draw my world similar to the one on the picture. I consider that the most difficult part was to draw the fists as at first I didn’t know how to start drawing. I decided to base my drawings on some models I found on the internet because I wanted my work to be as precise as possible. 


With all my ideas know clear in my head I started to draw, cut, paint, stick and correct every detail. I am very happy with my final result, as it’s not as precise as I imagined I consider that I put my best effort and it is really shown in my work. Besides, the most important thing about my work is that it has to transmit a specific message as PEJAC’s, and I consider the message is clearly transmitted. 



Women in India- Gender Inequality

Women in India

     All over the world gender inequality is present. It used to be common for men to be consider more important, intelligent and valuable than women. Women have been trying to confront and change this inequality for centuries; they’ve treated them like crazy and never accepted what they were asking for: equality. Nowadays, although it’s still  a lot to work to do, it is little by little changing in some aspects. This is due to women’s every day fight for their rights, not only political rights but also social ones; one of the main objectives of this worldwide movement is to change society’s mind about what women are supposed to do and how they are supposed to act. Women are as free as men and can do whatever they want and like without any restriction at all. Gender is not at all a requisite for doing certain things and that’s what people need to understand. Although a huge progress has been made women continue to suffer inequality mostly in the middle east were their opportunities and power of deciding are none.

     This takes me to India, where women’s participation and action in important things are considered something crazy. Women are seen as an object, something that can be used by men and do not have a voice at all. Gender inequality in India also refers to health, education, economic and political inequalities between men and women. Although the constitution of India grants men and women equal rights, gender disparities remain.


Inequality in India is also seen as their culture shows a strong preference for male children. When a baby boy is born in this country there are huge celebrations, however when a girl is born people give their condolences to the mother. Specially in that society, the exact moment girls are born they are considered inferior only because of being a girl, how can that be even possible? Education is also a key fact to take into consideration, literacy for females stands at 17.86%, compared to 82.14% for males. This is mostly about the parents’ perceptions that education for girls are a waste of resources as their daughters would eventually live with their husbands’ families. This chauvinist perception is the one that women are fighting for, this stigmatized thing that women are only useful to have children and take care of the house. What if they don’t want to have kids? What if they want to work? They can be as capable as men of working and having important charges. This social perception is the most difficult to change as it has been installed on society about million of years ago. Although we do not have much information about it, in India there’s a huge feminist movement which are aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for women in India. It is the pursuit of women’s rights within the society of India. Like their feminist counterparts all over the world, feminists in India seek gender equality: the right to work for equal wages, the right to equal access to health and education, and equal political rights. Indian feminists also have fought against culture-specific issues within India’s patriarchal society, such as inheritance laws and the practice of widow immolation known as Sati.


     This incredibly important issue which concerns not only women in India but all over the world, are in India carried out by huge organizations which fight every day for Indian women equal rights. Organizations such as:

  • All India Democratic Women’s Association
  • National Commission on Women
  • Ministry of Women Children and Development
  • International Center for Research on Women
  • UN Women

I decided to talk about this topic as I consider is crucial nowadays. Feminism is a huge movement in which we all should be included and be a part of it; not only women. Inequality is a problematic which affects women all over the world but mostly to women living in the middle east were an ancient culture is above their rights.

This inequality has existed since always and although it’s very difficult to be change, little by little women from all over the world are speaking up and fight for equality, for women’s rights, which are in fact human rights.

I started to get really interested in this topic when I read a book called “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, an Indian woman which I really admire.

She was born in India but grew up in Canada. In spite of this, she never hide her indian culture and is, in fact, very proud of it.  Here’s a short biography about her life and career that I took from a book that I read, which I really recommend, called “Mujeres Autoras”

Resultado de imagen para rupi kaur biografia de mujeres autoras  

In her short poems the Indian culture is really present as she  talks about her relationship with her father difficult was for her to deal with him and his patriarchal actitudes from the tough and unequal indian culture.









This are the poems that I personally like the most from the book Rupi Kaur wrote “Milk and Honey”

Finally, I leave here a video of Rupi Kaur giving a speech in India Today Conclave , a thought platform, were Kaur made an impressive speech about her mother and what had she told her the day of her wedding. Within her words the patriarcal Indian society can clearly be seen.