your life is all about what you make of it; not about what others think of it
Rape is one such offence that puts me off, totally. In fact, I think it’s the only offence that puts me off.
I do not call it an “offence” with regard to the legal aspect, I call it an offence of a human body and soul, a violation, a ruthless, merciless inhumane act. I believe, very strongly, that NO man, and I mean it, NO MAN has the right to even look at a woman with lust, let alone touch her. It is no man’s business to bother about what a woman wears, how she walks, what she does, how she behaves or how she talks.
People go on ranting about an Independent India, an equal India, and so on; but where is all this freedom and independence and equality when it comes to this gender bias? As a nation, we are developing. We are broadening our thinking and have started accepting many foreign ways of living. But where is all this ‘sophisticated’ attitude going when we have to stand up for our women? Why does the prick and stab of this horrendous act start disappearing as time passes by? Why is it that we are unable to completely STOP this?
Every time any questions about rape is thrown, we start the “blame game”. – “Arey! First you should go and ask the South Indians to behave” , “Ey!! What ya! Those North Indians don’t know to treat women” , and on and on and on… No one has ever stood up and said, “Hey, she is a woman, she has a future, let’s not ruin it for her.” We are so caught up in finding the faults of others that we ignore our own. If it is your father, brother, uncle, husband, son or even friend who has committed rape, don’t think that you need to stay by him for the relation you share; he never thought that that woman he raped is also someone’s someone, he never thought that he has other women in his family who would probably have to face the brunt of his act, he never thought that he would permanently damage a person’s soul, scar her for life. Let him pay for his deeds, let him bear the brunt of his insane act, let him learn his lesson, teach him if you have to.
No man has the right to look at a woman or comment on her even if she is walking naked in front of you, or sitting unclothed beside you. It is up to her how she wishes to be, you have no say in it.
Most importantly, if you are a woman, support your kind. She has the freedom to dress however she wishes to. If you think that someone gets raped because of something she did, let me inform you that THE ONLY REASON FOR RAPE IS A RAPIST’S MIND, NOT THE WAY SHE DRESSES. If as a woman you do not follow and believe this, then, well, I only have one thing to tell you, not that I wish to freak you out or anything, but, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”