So you thought nobody could argue with the need for the streets to be safe for women (or anybody) at any hour? If the streets are unsafe for women at 3 am (whatever they are wearing or not wearing) – who does it benefit? (except criminals)
A blogger was harangued by offended comments (trolls?) when she blogged about the Delhi bus gang rape in, ‘Men will be men! But when did they turn into animals?’
She responded to a comment with,
“People like these guys have no right to tell us women what we do/don’t do right! Even if a women walks naked on the street, NO man has to right to force himself on her. We live in a civilized society, not in a jungle, where you pounce on anything that looks like a prey.”
What would you say to someone responding with this?
“BTW are you saying walking nude in the 3 AM is civilized act?”
Not too different from Andhra Cong Chief, Botsa Satyanarayana saying, “Just because India got freedom at midnight, is it necessary for women to move on the streets at midnight?”
Freedom at midnight is reserved for some?
“His wife is an MP. Does she not go around Delhi city at midnight?” asked Vangapandu Usha. Link)
And BTW who makes streets unsafe for women?
Another comment complained:
“A protected generation of women like my grand mother’s did NOT seek equal rights. They knew they did NOT go to war, they did NOT put out fires, they knew they were protected but agreed to their place in society…”
It seems ‘the protected generation of women’ wants to be able to step out of their homes without fearing for their safety too.
And it’s not just the college students (who go to discos after the protesting) who are lighting candles.
And it’s not just the dented-painted women.
Because we either continue to let the streets be unsafe for every Indian woman by locking ourselves inside our homes, or do every bit to ensure some women aren’t forced to see being safely locked up inside their homes as the better option – believing that ‘known devil (at home) is better than an unknown devil (on the streets)’
I lit two candles.
It was not just the driver who raped her. - Amit, Mashed Musings
Has this Rape issue been stretched too far ? - Hitchwriter
It could have been you or me - Shail
Biology vs. Culture DEATHMATCH! - Nandini