Do they really not see what can help control sexual crimes against women and children is not a ban on mannequins or sexuality, but
a ban on challenging misconceptions about sexual crimes and misogyny, specially amongst those who are expected to help control such crimes?
What would help is ensuring that the Police, and and the people they serve are aware that it’s not against Indian culture to report sexual crimes.
Letting men and women know that everybody, including wives, prostitutes and provocatively dressed own their bodies and have a right to say No and Yes.
Educating men and women that Only Yes means Yes. And that a lack of No is not Yes.
They should also know that not-following (any definition of) ‘Indian culture’ is perfectly legal and is not an invitation to be raped. That no matter what kind of social or personal lives women lead – no rapists should be told directly or indirectly that it’s okay to rape them.
Sounds obvious? Not to everybody 😦
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In a move to prevent “wrong acts” by men and to provide for women safety, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in Mumbai, reported CNN-IBN.
This is the extension of the same mindset that believes that watching porn, or watching attractive looking women makes men commit sexual crimes. That rapes are committed by helpless men who lost control when they were provoked.