Violence against females……rape, sexual abuse, harassment, domestic violence, female infanticide, acid attacks. I could basically go on and on if I began to talk about the kind of stuff people do to women in this country…if this kind of stuff happens then the logical solution should be make stricter laws and see to it that they are being enforced properly…..but no….we Indians don’t believe in these things…we are different people, more evolved breed we only focus on the psychological reason of the crime, we think of the root and this process unfortunately puts the blame on none other than the victim…. Weird isn’t it…the girl who was raped is actually at fault…why you ask…well the answer is simple…she was way too western!! She wore skinny jeans and a revealing top that provoked the guy and he raped her……convenient isn’t it?
Sadly, a large number of Indians think so, and not only that, they give the worst possible arguments known to mankind and go to the lowest depths of sophism to support this statement and basically all their arguments are based on “Culture”. Culture….a word used and abused so many times that I have basically forgotten what it means. It is a tool of the Indian parents to right their child when they go on the wrong path…well at least that’s what they say. These cultured people think that wearing western clothes is what provokes the poor darlings who are just so damn innocent to assault a girl, I have even heard some people say that it was Nirbhaya’s(the Delhi rape case victim) fault that she got raped, she shouldn’t have got on a bus at that time of the night….this kind of thinking is the reason India has more rape cases than economical growth….
This kind of mentality not only takes the girl’s freedom to wear what she likes and to go out at any time, but this also gives the men something that shouldn’t be given and that is-an excuse. It gives the police and law enforcement units an excuse to take this lightly as “she brought this upon herself, look at that mini-skirt she was wearing”…..I don’t find this sad or upset….I find it absolutely disgusting…….A girl can walk on the street in a goddamn bikini if she wants to and people cannot rape her Period end of discussion. That’s all, there is no excuse for rape, there is nothing one can say or do to justify this act it’s just wrong and anyone who does this should be behind bars or worse.
India is a nation with more youth population than any other nation on this planet, so some amount of logic is expected of the citizens but no…..we gallantly refuse to do so as our so called culture doesn’t let us move further in life….and to be very clear I’m not shamming our Indian culture….I’m simply against the hypocrisy…..this is a culture that worships women as goddesses….has anyone ever questioned what the goddess Kali wore…..well according to Wikipedia “She is often shown naked or just wearing a skirt made of human arms and a garland of human heads”…….see the hypocrisy right there? How can we expect a nation to grow and our technology to improve if our mentality still lives in the past….we need to move on….instead of questioning your girls, see to it that the government ensures that the police do their jobs properly in enforcing the law…..come on….we don’t become modern by carrying a Smartphone and being constantly active on facebook or Whatsapp, it comes from having a logical outlook towards life and adapting to the change around us. People like Raja Ram Mohan Roy existed about a more than a century ago, at that time they wanted to give women a chance to come out in society and we need to be thankful to such people,they were truly modern not from their attire but from their thoughts.
Rabindhranath Tagore once said “Where the mind is without fear, and the head is held high….where the world has not been broken into fragments by narrow domestic walls….where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way….into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake”