Mind-Rape!





I usually refrain from posting about social issues on this blog as this is more of a personal space. But, this problem here has become a thorn in my side for so long that it has become personal enough to be noted down.

Every day as I browse the news networks of the internet… of all the violence, crimes and corruption that is rampant in this country, one category of news hits harder home… being a woman, the reports of crimes against women are each like a splash of scalding water on my face. Even worse than that are some of the comments that these articles elicit from the common people who read them. The news about these acts seems to bring out the absolute best in our politicians with their thoughtless remarks and senseless attitude.
Add to that certain factions of society the very existence of which seem to be to keep the women of this country suppressed and hidden within the four walls of a prison.

So we have actors-turned-politicians like Chiranjit who can’t even try and ‘act’ sensible and politicians like Mamata Banerjee (there is no point in expecting any kind of rational argument from her) and the Khaps who never fail to spout stupidity every time they open their mouths and that is something they do too often. 
These are just a few examples of people who make these nonsensical remarks.

According to these ‘brilliant’ people, the causes for rape are…

  • Women wearing short skirts.
  • Women interacting with men.
  • Use of mobile phones by women.
  • Fast-food consumption (no kidding… check the screen shot below.)
  • Girls being married off at a decent age.
  • Women going to restaurants and pubs.
  • Women walking in the street (especially if you are in Delhi.)
  • The western culture (because apparently every wannabe rapist does a course in it.)

If you notice, the most prominent cause in most of the reasons above are women. And these are only a few of the inane reasons given.

So according to these super ‘intelligent’ people…
We women seem to invite every man in our vicinity to strip us of our ‘westernised’ sarees / salwar-suits and sexually assault us while brandishing our cell-phones and eating fast-food… all this while we so horribly choose to marry at an age when marriage makes sense.

If you are an infant girl being sexually assaulted… well, you deserved it with your skimpy diapers and bibs!

Married women being attacked… why aren’t you at home hiding behind your husband and preferably wearing a veil covering you from head to toe?

If you are a victim of incest… well, I am waiting for the ‘learned’ people who made all the above brilliant remarks to come up with reasoning for this one.

What pains me so much is that not a single politician or lawmaker or person with influence has suggested that the menfolk and boys be educated and taught to respect women from their formative years. No one has suggested that these victims of sexual assault be sheltered strictly from being stripped of their dignity again and again by the people around them.
People do suggest and hope that laws against sexual assault be made stricter… and when these suggestions are made, the government just sits on them with no evident results.

Of course, when it comes to politicians treating the issue of crimes against women in the most blatantly idiotic manner, we Indians aren’t the only culprits… there are people like Todd Akin in the most ‘liberal’ country of the world… who make statements that reinforce your disbelief in MAN-kind!


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8 thoughts on “Mind-Rape!

  1. Please note that Mind Rape techniques are used by so called Godmens of today…. Many women, ladies are victim of it. Who knows that this is all is not done by them. Cults are gaining power by mind raping people especially ladies. ladies are also victims of astral sex, etc. for all these there is no objective proof and hence nothing is being done against them….

  2. Thank you! I hope more people post and share about this issue. For those of us who cannot take to the streets to protest, blogs and social media can act as a platform to voice our concern. In the long run, with concerted and consistent efforts we just maybe able to make a difference to at least the future generation of females in this country.

  3. Very thought provoking post Surya.
    People in India have not yet woken up to the fact that women need to be shown the same respect as other humans (men).
    All these are just excuses to put down women, there should be more freedom in the society, after all its a democracy.
    Why should females be barred from going where she wishes to go, till the time it is the right place.
    Its time for a revolution it seems.
    Good post, keep it up Surya 🙂

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

  4. I always feel that those up there who have been chosen to govern the country forget that they are there to serve us and not rule over us. Add to that the lack of empathy of all those in power…the situation only stands to worsen. People in power want only to please the already powerful who have the influence to keep them there… or else what could explain the government turning a blind eye to the misdeeds of factions of the society like the Khaps?

  5. I always feel that those up there who have been chosen to govern the country forget that they are there to serve us and not rule over us. Add to that the lack of empathy of all those in power…the situation only stands to worsen. People in power want only to please the already powerful who have the influence to keep them there… or else what could explain the government turning a blind eye to the misdeeds of factions of the society like the Khaps?

  6. You have put it so brilliantly SM. Answer to all your concerns or of people thinking like you unfortunately rest with the people who have no sense of civility-the rulers. The thinking that unless some drastic changes happen in that country, there remains very little hope about it, is disheartening. Look at the women in leadership!! How healthy a mind the children growing up there can have?

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