Culture of Rape????
This is another remark India is facing in wake of the Delhi Gang Rape case and many others. It has come from none other than Hilary Clinton a name well recognized by most of us. But most of us remember her as the former First Lady of USA who stood by her husband in a sex scandal and NOT as a successful lawyer.
So how are we going to take this remark – just another one in the strings of words that have been flooding from all over the world over the issue or one that shows that a self made and self-respecting woman is condemning THE INDIAN CULTURE which was earlier known to worship its females? When a woman living more than 12,000 kms away thinks that and has the conviction to use it publicly then the ground reality either has to be completely different (maybe she is just dreaming) or something similar.
Let’s start from the very REGULAR and MOST IGNORED incident – EVE TEASING.
I am still to meet a woman who can say that she has never faced it and I am twenty nine years old. A few weeks back I attended a self defense session for women by a trainer who has been in the field for 15 years now and he also said the same.
I had my first brush with it when I was 12. The landline (no mobile phones then darlings) rang one afternoon and I picked. From the other end there was a proposition of talking to me and only me and I hung up. I was terrified, shaken and remained so for days. Then within a few years it became a routine and trust me, there are still those occasional calls or sms.
Now I can read your mind ‘it has happened with me too’ or ‘my daughter is facing this’. Is there anyone of you who has not had this thought then please contact me and we would share your tips and tricks to avoid the torture with women all over the world.
Who goes around doing this? I read your mind again – Boys / men who else.
Now if I am to ask has your father/ brother/ son ever done this what’s going to be the answer? Here I do it again, read your mind –NOOOO, NEVER!!!!!!! Oh, I have suddenly become a psychic so I should immediately start making millions using my new found ability. But don’t worry I will complete this piece first as I owe you that much to make me realize my hidden potential.
Then all the lovely ladies reading this please tell me where the hell all these eve teasers come from if not from our own homes? No, they are all NOT the illiterate chaps roaming on the streets coz these incidents happen even in multiplexes, five star hotels and airports which they simply don’t have the means to access. THEN WHO????
Food for your thought sweeties till the next meeting………
With love n light