Originally posted by asha_parekh
Name calling and coloring all men in the same color will not solve anything but make things more complicated. We must remember that the daughters who are raped are some father's daughter and some man's love. Repeatedly we have seen helpless fathers and beaten up men. Father's running on the streets to the Police or the Hospital, helpless. The male lover or friend, blood soaked and beaten, in critical condition on a hospital bed.
While I agree that mother's must teach their son's and become more strict, enforce limitations on TV and not compromise on the basis of false sexist beliefs; it is also important to educate girls on moderation in their attitude, lifestyle and dress manners.
It cannot only be the responsibility of the family, but also the media and the community as a whole.
Why is it so funny that this decay of our society might be a foreign conspiracy?
It is important to educate girls on their dress, behaviour etc etc? I'm suspecting most of the women, actually forget women, ALL the children who were raped were not sexually provoking their rapist. I hope you are not implying that the victims were dressed to provoke?
Frankly, I could be walking buck naked down the road. If I say 'NO!' I mean no. The way a woman dresses has nothing to do with the justification of rape. Saying that it is would be passing the buck and absolving men who cannot control their urges and behave like animals.
The previous post to which you refer is not name calling all men I suspect, but men who cannot distinguish between behaving like a human and behaving like a deranged, psychotic animal. The lack of respect for women in general in India is also demonstrated by the law, with one of the rapists convicted in the Dehli rape case being given just a paltry 3 year sentence. That lack of respect for women and for the poor or average middle class woman is rife in India. That is not a conspiracy.
However I would say one thing: to say rape is the most prevalent in India is laughable. The US and UK rape statistics are pretty high too.
As for decay in our society...well that implies that it was once better. I truly believe that it's always been this bad. The world has become smaller with social networking, almost everyone having access to Smart phones: victims and their peers no longer have to keep quiet. Now we're seeing how bad the situation really is.
Edited by moomin4455 - 08 September 2013 at 7:51am