I tried to refrain from getting too emotionally carried away in the post for the blog-a-thon, however, when I read other posts, I was so angry, that I realised rage is not always a bad thing. Violence is sometimes the best thing.
Hey u all in the society, why do u condone eve-teasing and harassment? Why dont we Indians stand up against anything - be it corruption or harrassment?.... wat affects ur neighbor today cud affect ur own kin tommorrow.. why dont we never realise that?
To all of u out there - male or female.. Havent u all seen someone being harrassed in ur lifetime? what did u do..sat and watched the show? ignored it? Ha.. how can u stand up to it when the girl is not protesting... well how can she? cos if she did then u will try to act as if nothing happened or worse still give her dirty looks and tell her the way she is dressed is inappropriate!
When I was 19 years old, me and D we went to Marina beach. There was this guy [probably from a nearby college] and his friend, very decently dressed, passing very obscene comments and doing disgusting gestures. We wanted to teach him a lesson, so we got some chilli powder from the lady who sold mangoes and acted as if we accidentally dropped it on him. We swore at him and then walked away as if nothing happened. People around were watching everything ....then this guy got a bottle of coke and tried to pour it on me - at this, D lost it - her favorite forehand shot landed on his cheek with her slipper. the guy just stood there, shell shocked, insulted in front of his friends - he hadnt expected that...and I am sure the next time tried something he atleast thought twice! Luckily for us, he was new to the trade too I guess. I shudder to this day, at the thought of what other ugly turns that scene could have taken!! And the public? Oh they all watched the drama, ate their sundal, looked away and did NOTHING!! Even if he had molested us in front of everyone I am sure they would have said we deserved it for our arrogance of hitting a male in public!
Ok now!!! my question is.. how many of u have been in the crowd? Wat did u do?
Eve-teasers and perverts are doing what they wish only because they know they can get away with what they do. The laws, the bureacracy, the public, everything is in their favor. See wat happened to Hemangini when she trid to file a complaint here.
You cant change the laws, but YOU ARE THE PUBLIC!!!!!!!!!! Please do ur bit to help harassed women. Each of us can be the change.