Disclaimer: Please read with an open mind. Healthy debate is acceptable, feud and disrespect is not.
Day After day, we keep hearing new stories about men abusing, raping, torturing and killing women in India. The extent of frustration is so high that anything, any damn thing with a vagina works for them. Sensationalizing news has now become routine. That which once was considered shameful, obnoxious and inhuman is today so commonplace that we don’t blink an eyelid anymore.
Every rape gets its share of primetime in news channels and print media and these days, online news sites, for a couple of days and vanishes into the throes of dark oblivion.
Every single scream curdles my blood. How do i hear it? Can’t you?
Can’t you hear the screams emerging from the depths of these news stories? How can you not hear them?
A goat? A g.o.a.t?
How in God’s name can the beast hurt a goat like that?
There has to be a line drawn somewhere. Somewhere, by somebody. Law died a shameful death the day Vishakha died. Government never did have a conscience anyways… Neither this one, nor the erstwhile one.
My concern is not that a goat lost her life too. My concern is that it doesn’t matter who it is, Vishakha, Asifa, the numerous infants put to brutal deaths after being “had”, it just doesn’t matter who it is.
IT DOESN’T MATTER TO THEM.
They will push stuff for pleasure into anything and everything. One day will come when the MCs and BCs will no more be called abuses.
The way we are headed, it’s only gloom for the female community in India. As long as lawyers defend perpetrators, we are headed for the gallows.
As long as juveniles get away with adult-like crimes citing their age, we are headed for the gallows.
As long as we don’t legalize prostitution, men will keep forcing themselves on women and robbing them of their modesty.
Prostitution was illegalized by prejudiced minds that couldn’t see dignity in consensual sex. By minds who had no idea that this would unleash horny savage beasts on the roads, in buses, in temples and animal shelters, with uncontrollably raging hormones that will destroy everything to bits, and kill their prey so that there is no voice against them.
Recently, Sonu Nigam came out in the open and put forth his PoV that prostitution should be legalized and there should be compulsory sex education in schools. I finally found a reason to respect him!!
I seriously believe that is part answer to this problem. India has mostly been a conservative country and people are still living in old age days, where women are forced to cover their faces, where honor killing still exists and women are looked upon as submissive creatures in a patriarchic society.
Looking down upon prostitution is sadly a very orthodox way of deeming it an undignified profession. Why? Why can’t we change our mindsets and see it as a profession which involves a great deal of hard work and give it the dignity it deserves? Trafficking is crime – prostitution is just another job.
I am aware of the sensitivity of this subject – however, someone needs to raise a voice. Someone needs to start talking somewhere.
How will these rapes end?