India, a country, where guys don’t want to talk about menstruation are the same guys who end up tearing a girl’s dress, touching her, and fucking her.
In India a women is reportedly raped every 15 minutes. Multiply that by 24×7, 365 days a year. And keep in mind the majority of rape cases still go unreported. The statistics on crime against women is even worse: Every 2 minutes, a women in India is a victim of a crime. This ongoing issue with violence against women raises the real and serious question of whether India is truly ready for a seat on the global table.
On Feb. 23, 2016, an Indian woman, within hours of giving birth by C-section, was raped in a hospital near New Delhi. Some in India took consolation in the fact that at least she was not, like Nirbhaya—the 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern—beaten up after being raped. A few days later, on March 8, 2016, on Women’s Day, a 15-year-old girl was raped and set on fire.
So today, let’s talk about rape. Yeah, Rape! Nothing new to a country like ours, because in India, a girl gets raped in every 15 minutes. Why? Because- “Her clothes were too short and vulgar. Her cleavage was visible” . “She was with 3 guys so she is obviously a slut!” Right? Right? No, wrong. Absolutely, undoubtedly wrong. A girl is not raped because of her clothes or because of her boyfriends. She is raped because of the mentality of the rapists. She is raped because of the stupid reasons you give when a girl is raped. She is raped because of rapists and not because of herself.
After the Asifa rape case, I have completely lost faith in humanity. Seriously, an 8 year old baby, who wouldn’t even know what adulthood is like, was raped several times because the rapists wanted to fulfil their sexual desires and lust. Disgusting. Horrifying. Unfair to the little child in her and to the millions of girls who have been a rape victim and blame themselves for it.
This is not the fault of the female, this is the fault of a poor system that puts men in positions of power and so much power, that they ruin the women. A system so skewed that police officers who are supposed to secure the safety of people are behind such cases and holy places where girls aren’t allowed to visit during their periods becomes the rape venue.
India, when will we grow?