Will Rape and Objectification of Women Ever Stop!?

 

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Jokes, love, good food, warmth. Just another regular family drive from one place to another. Who’d have thought that hours later they will now be making headlines?

Crossing the threshold of being a teenager, who’d have thought it would be over so quickly?
Whether it be the one lonesome night on the streets of Delhi or the eve-teasing down your road, the question remains, when will it stop?

For years now the topic of rape has produced immense debate, political drama, and plenty of money for the media. But are we throwing darts at nothing? Are we questioning the problem without really scrutinizing what the problem is? Are we skipping the diagnosis part? We can hear the side where masses blame women for being less ethnic, and there is also a side which blames men for being inhumane.
It’s disappointing that the argument is this feeble. After nearly seven decades of Independence, the ‘Biggest Democracy’ has nothing to be proud of, rather ashamed at moral subjectivity. We claim to be the people of the soil, we are proud of the fact that our family bonds are stronger. We lament about our rich culture in pride, we lift our chins up and talk about the ‘tolerance’ in a diversified India, both religiously and linguistically. It’s true the frog in the well does not see the bigger picture.

These are our women, they are Indians, they breathe like we do, and have emotions just like “men” do. They are humans, and deserve to be treated like one. No it’s not their skirts, jeans or lifestyles that cause rape. Let’s not be blinded by the fact that its the shallow, perverse, and ignorant brain of inhumane men that do.
No, girls don’t cry for everything. No, they are not meant for menial jobs. No, feminism isn’t their only world view. No, they can do it, they’re not too weak for it. No, they do make better leaders. And yes, they deserve to be treated with humanity.
Jokes, love, good food, warm. Just another regular family drive from one place to another. Who’d have thought that hours later they will now be making headlines?
Crossing the threshold of being a teenager, who’d have thought it would be over so quickly?
Whether it be the one lonesome night on the streets of Delhi or the eve-teasing down your road, the question remains, when will it stop?

-Demetrius Jacob

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