Every woman has crossed this moment in her life.. It might be verbal abuse, physical, or just the looks, or just the fear of what if the abuse happens. Every single woman at some point on time.. Maybe school, college, after marriage, workplace, in her tens, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, few months before she dies too…
Obviously I have also been there and today I have become stronger emotionally, yet a % of this fear might arise probably if I am alone in a deserted area with dangerous eyes around.
So, sisters, the problem is not us, not the way we are. It’s not about we being safe. Traditional, modern, pampered, Tom boyish – every category of women go through this. This is not about how we handle safety. This is about the environment, the society – is the society safe? Is the government caring enough!? Is the country, leaders and law protective enough? So, do not get broken. Don’t delete your Facebook and insta account. Don’t be upset about your safety. It is a larger picture.
Like all women, I also receive anonymous texts, via sms, via Facebook, insta. Even LinkedIn which is for professional connects. I block the user immediately, but why gives them the guts to try harassing a woman just like that? And all I can do I block them or maximum go away from the social media. What if this harrasment happens on road? We will change the path we go? How long? What if every route is surrounded by criminals? Will we be running behind safety until death and across generations?
The one that should be deleted and edited is the law, the speed of punishment for such crimes, the one that should be taken care is to increase the importance and intensity showing we have no tolerance to such crime.
Giving bail, court case extending for years, the culprits still having a luxurious life outside except that there is a F. I. R on their name. And the victims are body shamed, emotionally traumatized and struggles to recover or sometimes do not overcome at all. What kind of game is this? Who will feel safe with these kind of policies and holes in the government?
Let us fight for a better society, better safety, let this country become liveable first! And then let us make it developed nation!