"The ax forgets, the tree remembers."
Maya Angelou, Even the Stars Look Lonesome, 1997
In the last decade or so Delhi has witnessed some horrible rape cases
2001 a 26 yrs old is raped in a Blueline bus which she boarded form Mathura Road in South Delhi
2003 A 17 yrs old is raped in the Buddha Jayanti Park
2005 The Dhaula Kuan rape of a student in a moving car
2010 gang-rape of a BPO employee
All the cases sparked debates,protests outrage and most importantly false promises by the Delhi Police which were never fulfilled.
The kind of support system we have for the victims is evident from these reports.
So after six months perhaps this uproar would die too,till there is another victim offered to be sacrificed on the altar of this woman-hating culture.The educated ,liberated,independent woman is so difficult to "tolerate" by the men she is quickly displacing in all fields.confining her in purdah and kitchens and "teaching her a lesson" if she doesn't confirm are covert ways of keeping the power structure intact.
Even those of us who raise voices at homes an in cyberspace are labelled to be "armchair activists" who have nothing better to do.The language in which we refer to women is still largely as "protectionist".
Till we raise our boys as privileged,more empowered and superior than our girls,the problem will persist.Men who enjoy these notions in homes and families will never be able to accept a woman as an equal and hence her right to everything as valid as their's.
lets not teach our boys to protect the women in the family instead RESPECT WOMEN,their bodies and their opinions.