It first started with the “Mumbai Molestations” as media referred to it. Two women were groped and pinched in public. The media was out in full force to make sure that justice was served to those two women who didn’t even want to press charges. I was wondering why those women didn’t seem interested to register a case. These were educated women, who were just out to have a good time with their spouses. Has the society become so insensitive to them that they just wanted to pretend like it never happened?
When I was reading up on the internet about this incident, I came across this link. Someone had raised a question on Yahoo Answers about it.
“Mumbai Molestation Case, whose fault?”
the best answer chosen was
“Those Girls! They wearing short skirts and hanging around with Silly Looking NRI boyfriends! No doubt this was gonna happen!”
WTF! The next day, I tuned into Aahaa FM online. The morning show run by Chinmayi was on. People were calling in to express their views. This one moron that called up said that these women were in a hotel, in a discotheque on new years eve and that they asked for it. He went on to say that these are the kind of women who probably drank and smoked with the men around. Apparently these women are not in a position to ask for any kind of respect or regard. Once again WTF!
Whoever gave these self-righteous men the right to judge women? Since when did short skirts and partying on new years eve meant asking to be groped? Please spare us the bullshit about women asking for attention by wearing revealing clothes. So what are you trying to say? That if we’re covered from head to toe, you’ll totally keep your emotions in check and worship us? Why is it that the first question that pops up when such a thing happens is about the woman’s conduct? Lets say that the women were in fact wearing revealing clothes, does it give them the right to treat them like this? I mean, I just don’t get it.
Last night, I was walking back home at around 8’o clock. My street is quite safe and is well lit. I was talking to my mom on the phone. This jerk who was on a scooter tried grabbing me. Before you ask, I was appropriately clothed. In fact, I was totally covered ‘cos it was chilly. I turned about and almost caught his collar, but he sped away. The 2-3 people who were on the road then, turned, glanced at me fuming, and got back to whatever they were doing. I could’ve cursed him and yelled insults till I was blue in the face. He would’ve still gotten away scott free.
When I still fuming, I read this on the Chennai metblog this morning. When Shriya wears hardly any clothes and pushes Rajni away with her chest, we have no problems. She can be paired up with a man more than twice her age on screen and that will not spoil our culture. Wait a minute, I’m a little confused here. What the hell is it that we’re claiming to be our culture? Did the provocative dress suddenly become a problem ‘cos she was sharing the dias with the Chief Minister? Shreya’s offered an apology cos she doesn’t wanted to get sucked into this bog. Is she being smart or is she failing to defend herself? I’m sick to my stomach.