Thanks for your amazing response on the previous post Being Human: The Need of the Hour. There was more of it to be discussed about, so I had to write this second part of the post to bring to light another aspect of this issue.
You know what, when this news just began to spread, a news channel presented it in exactly the opposite manner. The girl victim was being blamed by the channel as the cause of molestation. They created the headline,roughly, “A drunk girl in the city creating rumpus”. The molestation view was not even talked and discussed about. To them, it was a simple case of “drunk and scantily dressed girl being given a lesson with public beating for standing out of a pub in such condition! The channel also argued that the girl ‘asked for it’ by dressing in this way.
The editor even compared her to a prostitute. His tweet that day said, “Major chunk of girls visiting pubs/bars are prostitutes.” This is a shameful comment by a man on such a notable post. It’s dejecting to know that such people exist in our society. Nothing can be more dismal than this.
In words of a fellow blogger at http://hcplaya.wordpress.com/
“Rape is not about sex. It is about power. It is about making someone feel like nothing while getting an ego boost from depraved acts. No woman “asks for it” or “tempts” the men. The only reason that argument is even made is because the majority of cultures in the world do not recognize women as individuals equal in mind and status as a male. If a man is brutally molested by another man, no one says he ‘asked for it’.”
The comment explains it all. In this male patriarchal society, it’s really very difficult to uproot such things, but it has to be done somehow. These problems have stood up because of that part of the culture, which brings with it the age-old orthodox thinking that women have to be submissive to men.
The present scenario emerged only a day later when the video of the incident was shared on Social Networking sites which led to public outrage. Officials responsible quickly changed the statements and actions were taken. Hoardings, posters were put for the identified culprits. A few of them have even been arrested. But what for, they will soon be bailed. Damn this system!
***A man should become like the man; whom he would like his daughter or sister to be with***