These just some thought on the Delhi Rape Victim case. Just my opinions and thoughts. Not blaming anyone. Just have a read. =)
Why is it that the people of a nation, where the devotion to the female God is part of the culture, are involved in such actions. In a nation that bears, the great Vedas, Upanishads, Purana, the scriptures that are lessons to life and a civil society, such ills are present. It boggles my mind.
If clothing determined the character and personality of a person, then a homeless naked child in an underdeveloped nation would be the worst thing on this planet. Why is it that people still look at women with different than normal clothing as a target for sexual abuse without a second thought. Something that frustrated me.
Thinking about it, out of many reasons, one major reason why such thoughts and actions prevail in such a highly and ancient society is because of the mind set of the people. It is the mind-set of the people, that has been manipulated and influenced in a way that, less clothing, has become a sign for ’she is calling for it’. That it is the woman who is intentionally provoking the emotional thoughts of the men, and forcing them to be engaged in such actions. It is the outgoing personalities of the women, that are instigating these ills. It is the women, with the liberal and progressive thinking that ruin it for the rest of the females of the society. Do these arguments make any sense to a logical person? Do these qualities become a curse and make them a target for disrespect and abuse? It was a woman, who brought a man into this earth. It was a woman, who breast-fed a man, for protection. A woman, who was in pain, while bearing a man for nine months and nurturing till they are capable of standing on their own feet. It was a woman. Such thinking is of a male dominant society without a reason. One thing is for sure, that such males are not to be blamed alone.
As they say, that you are what you eat. A similar analogy can be deduced for this situation, you are what you see. We all are influenced by what we see. We live in a generation of advancement in all fields of society. May it be science or technology or may it be entertainment or politics, we have seen a rise in standards. The standards of the Indian media are the ones that are in sync with the western world. The promotion of the west standards and western way of living. A nation like India, that has a different way of life, a different culture, and a different society, is trying to desperately adopt the thinking of the west, as promoted by the media. The promotion, too, is selective. The heights and the advancement seen in the west, though, is not promoted. The objectification of women in Indian media is far more greater, than the western film industry. Let us take a typical story of the Bollywood. A guy gets attracted to a girl, but the girl doesn’t feel the same way. The male dominating nature of a male, doesn’t let him accept defeat, and in the end he gets the girl. Basically, the girl bows down and settles for the guy. As far as entertainment goes, it is perfectly acceptable. The problem arises when these stories become the reality for some people. It becomes a hurdle, when the media finds it acceptable and makes it promotional for the TRP for their channels. The impression that, this leaves on the young developing minds is that, in the end you need to get the girl. The harsh reality is that, there may or may not be a happy ending to such situations. If there is not a happy ending in reality, the ‘man’ in a guy awakens and gets the girl at any cost, even if it means to, rape her and ruin her life. The media has the power, to influence the society. It should be part responsibility of the media to also promote civility and basic ethical morals for our youth. Not saying that we need to up bring a conservative and extremist lads, but a youth that is liberal and progressive with basic human ethics and values, something that is irrelevant to religion and faith, and for a better living.