I just watched the appalling documentary –India’s Daughters. India’s daughters???? Really??? I still have goosebumps all over my body from watching that horrendous video! I am appalled. I am disgusted! I am just at a loss for words!!! I can’t stop the wave of nausea that hits me every time I think of the lawyers’ comments and I can’t help wishing someone would just do to him what he said was just a thing- I wish someone would pull his intestines out of his anus (like what happened to that poor victim; only her entrails came out of her vagina)
She is definitely not the 1st victim of a gang rape, then why all the commotion? Maybe because it happened in the capital, maybe because the media hyped it a lot, maybe because she was so badly wounded and everyone came to know about it? or maybe it was just that people finally had enough and were just as appalled as I am right now. Or maybe it was because it was the 1st time India united against rape culture.
But the saddest part of the whole story is that the educated lawyers just reflected the mindset of a large chunk of our society- “KILL THE WOMEN IN OUR FAMILY IF THEY ENGAGE IN PRE-MARITAL RELATIONS”. or “ITS THE FAULT OF THE GIRL FOR BEING RAPED” or “IN OUR RICH CULTURE THERE IS NO PLACE FOR WOMEN”
But is there any truth in what one of the perpetrators said? He claimed that there are people out there who do worse stuff after raping- like burning the victim alive or removing the eyeballs and they get to be free just because they are not caught?
There are a huge no. of people in the parliament against whom rape charges are still pending. What about them? What about the hundred other victims out there who have to live with the horror of being gang raped? Are they not heroes? And don’t their perpetrators deserve the death penalty?
When will people realize that charity begins at home? Only if we teach our children to respect the opposite genders as equals and teach them not to abuse anyone; When we educate our children with all the right moral values with respect to both genders, when we respect the opposite gender, when we stand up and show zero tolerance will there be any change at all!!!
I just don’t know what more to say. I am speechless because in retrospect these events are a culmination of whatever is wrong with our society’s mentality. How much longer will this continue? And specifically why are we so shocked about it? this has been around for centuries and decades now… I really shouldn’t be shocked now… maybe it was just the metaphorical kick in the gut that’s making me queasy…