We live in a country called India where mythical women are respected more than real women. I, being a guy, am terribly ashamed that every other day there is a case of rape or molestation happening somewhere in my country.
People who should be taking cudgels and taking the perpetrators to jail or prosecute them give comments where they end up saying that the women who was the victim was at fault either because of their attire or paint a picture of a lecherous woman who ended up getting what she wanted! Ridiculous!
Some of the comments by our very own netas which are downright repulsive go unnoticed in some corner whereas they should have been jailed for making those remarks.
Some of the dumbest and “Don’t-you-know-I-am-an-idiot?” remarks by some of our very own politicians are given below:
Boys and girls should be married by the time they turn 16, so that they do not stray… this will decrease the incidents of rape- Sube Singh, Panchayat leader’s ideas to prevent rape
Our culture doesn’t back smoking by women -Health Ministry
To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents (rape). Chowmein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts. – Jitender Chhatar, a thua khap panchayat leader on rape
BSP MP Rajpal Saini : “Don’t give mobile phones to girls. If they have one, take it away. What are they losing anyway?”
“Rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now.” – Shmt. Mamata Banerjee
Now, would you even believe that these sort of statements come from the very people at the helm. The point is, we do not respect our women. Objectification of women is so common that it is almost accepted as normal and becoming of a guy who has his hormones running on a treadmill.
Not to forget the Guwahati molestation case where 50 beasts molested a women in full public view with a TV reporter instigating the crowd! Just imagine the trauma and anguish that poor girl would have undergone. What was even worse were the comments which ensued from our elected representatives and other laymen berating the hapless girl for having ventured in a bar to drink. Preposterous!
We shout on the top of our voices with eloquent words that our Bharatiya naari is the ultimate summation of all things good and women should be revered. But there is not an iota of truth in what actually transpires in our part of the world.
I am not gonna talk about dowry deaths, female infanticide or the other travails that women undergo as I am no authority to speak on it, but I have seen people, even some of the allegedly “educated” illiterates who think women should sway according to the whims of men.
All I am going to tread on is the way men in India treat its women. Women are just objects here.
“She wears revealing clothes, what else do you expect us to do?”
“She deserved to be raped?”
“Why else would she go to a pub?”
and the most absurd one-”We are men, that is what we do”
Why do not men realize that a woman dresses up because she loves to dress up and not to pander to their sexual frustrations. Allow women what they would love to do! The moment you character assassinate a woman you know on even hearsay, you stoop to a new level of grossness and lose respect in the eyes of others. But unfortunately this is something that is the norm and not an exception.
There are even restrictions on women from venturing out of their college campus after 6 in the evening while there are none for men. There was even a case of a professor from an elite institution in our country saying thus- ‘Female students should be disbarred, they are wasting the nation’s money since they will just sit at home after completing studies.’
And if you are an extrovert and a woman at the same time, India is probably the worst place to be as you would be expected to adhere to norms which are outright stupid like the curfew times which would prolly range from 5 in the evening to a very “liberal” 8 PM and this is directly proportional to how crazy the city or village in which they are, is. Not to mention the fact that a women is supposed to be obedient, subservient, should not raise her voice and has to sit chup-chap even if her husband is abusive.
Please read this article about the plight of a girl who dared to travel in a general coach of a train in the Delhi Metro.
You got to watch the below video as well, a superbly documented video of how our women are viewed by the men of our country. (Don’t get me wrong if you see women in several stages of undress at the beginning of this video, watch the full video to see what exactly the women of our country undergo.)
Allow women to do what they want to do! You, me or anybody has no right to interfere in somebody else’s personal choices. It is my personal opinion and a feeling that I strongly subscribe to that rapists, molesters,etc should be castrated! Just bloody cut it off! Or maybe they could be subjected to penectomy, thanks to the Malayalam movie 22 Female Kottayam. I do not feel it is a progressive idea, but then, these perpetrators deserve something bad. Very bad.
I do not know if this will ever change. But I am hoping against hope that it will change for the better.