Originally posted by Loving2011
After this incident happened, what do the Indian men think about the status of women in our culture? I have experienced sexual trauma, but have been made to feel crazy for not telling anyone. I'm sure there are many more Indian women like me. Someone already mentioned that there is stigma associated with speaking up about rape. It's not just in India, but even Indian Americans don't feel safe to talk about these things. I know rich abcd boys that can take revenge on the girl that says she was raped and abused, and shut her up. Where do these men learn to treat women like animals? Their dads? Their moms? I'm not a man, so please tell me.
am sorry you had to suffer at some b******'s hands.
not talking about, not reporting sexual abuse/assault/rape is not unique to indian women... statistics suggest that more than 75%, yes 75% of the victims never do.. and probably more in a judgmental society like india.. fear of disbelief, stigma, retribution stops so many to disclose their pain and plight.. the injustice done to them.. the psychological trauma they suffer... and what about the physical damages, risk of infections, possibility of pregnancy?? this poor girl in delhi, may she RIP, succumbed to the injuries by that metal rod...
beti let your brother take care of it, you won't be able to. beti let your brother study, you go take care of dinner. beti why do you need to go to college? you won't need it, you will get married soon. can't you do anything properly? see you've ruined everything! wretched, cursed woman. i am your husband, so you better listen to me. it's a girl-fetus, your abortion appointment is fixed. and no arguments. who are you to argue with me? so dusky and on top of it hardly brought anything in dahej. i am the pandit, a brahmin. you are from the lower-caste, so just listen to me.
------ the indignities women face day-in day-out, whether at their parents house, in-laws or outside. the second-class status given to women, just because they are women. on top of it, financial status, caste. anything to put women in the weaker position. judgement. no respect. inherent to our society.