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Neither Her Clothes, Nor Her Freedom, Only a Rapist Mind Causes Rape

Rupal Raina       |   2014-07-19 23:19:51   |      |   Article   |   Posted By: Invade Cafe



So when you unwarrantedly try to grip her, it´s Rape. When you try to love her without her consent, its Rape. But why shall someone do it, when they know that it´s the worst thing that can ever be done to a woman. Why do men force themselves onto a woman, even when they know it´s something totally immoral and disgusting? Or have people who rape lost all their senses!

There is just no cause that can be attributed for rape. She was raped because she was wearing short clothes, or because she had consumed alcohol, and a dozen of such reasons pop up every time such a situation transpires. Right from eve teasing to hurling slurs like´ whore´ or a ´slut´ for a girl, men think that they can get away with absolutely anything they do.

But a rape is after all only a rape. It can in no way be reasoned out. Its sheer rubbish being spoken, when they pass statements like, “haan toh aise kapde pehnegi toh ye toh hoga hi´. Sorry, but No. We are living in the 21st century and women have all the right to wear what they wish to. So if they wish to roam around naked, no one has the right to touch or molest her. I am not really propagating a belief where women should walk around naked; all I am saying is that, that in no way is such an obscene act justified.

They say it´s all in the mind. And so it is true. When you know that you shall be dealt with strictly, you won´t even dare doing that thing. Just like you won´t approach a hot vessel, because you know it will cause you a burn. But, may be the fear of getting caught and being punished doesn´t even exist in a rapist´s mind. With every such act he feels more superior, than before, for this time too he got away with it, easily. And so they feel freedom enough to inflict harm upon a woman´s body and degrade it.

Laws have been made and repealed from time to time. But nothing has really changed! Reaching to the grassroots, such a mindset is being built right from one´s childhood days. The values that have been imbibed by him as a child and the way he has learned to look at the female figure, is how his attitude and behavior towards women will be largely determined as he approaches adulthood.

And, many a times such acts are carried out by people known to us. Say, a family member, or a friend, who is ready to strip us off for fulfilling his sexual desires. But what goes on in a rapists mind can´t be gauged completely.

It seems as if men have some fault with understanding that women aren´t just objects to derive pleasure from, but in fact deserve all the respect, they deserve.

Media has in fact played a significant role in bringing this issue to the fore. People have been made aware about it, and have started exercising caution in forms of pepper sprays, and sharp objects. But these are means by which we can only prevent such things from happening. What needs to be changed is the mentality of men towards women, wherein they learn to respect a woman´s body, her values and all that she stands for in the society. Men need to become a lot more sensitive towards a woman´s feelings and emotions. A real fear needs to be instilled in them for becoming party to such shameful and indecent acts. Just because men think they are superior, they need to be proved wrong!

All of us stand equal in the society. All laws and acts can only help alter this, when there shall be a will among all people to eliminate and extricate such social evils from the society.

The change shall begin only with us.

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