Speak Out, Stand Against Rape
Let me start by saying "log kya kahenge, log kya sochenge" this norm of the society needs to change, this is the biggest problem which has buried so many voices before even it goes out of one room.
A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Women Tweet on Violence: From #YesAllWomen to #MeToo, #stoprape #antirape #Hathras.......
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao – Educate the daughter, Save the daughter; Do this slogan really make sense? A recent verdict in a Delhi gang-rape case handed down after seven years leaves much to be desired. 7 years is this the current state and order of our country? The fact that most of these cases take close to a decade to finish has not helped. The investigation and trial of such cases are traumatic for the victims. This leads to significant discomfort and harassment for women, discouraging them from reporting any kind of violence.
Something to be given a thought into, Dr. Shruti Kapoor, a feminist activist and founder of the Sayfty Trust organization, emphasized. "We have a patriarchal society in India, which gives more importance to men. Women are usually considered second-class citizens,"
"Children internalize this at a very young age. A girl's wishes and her opinions are not considered as important as that of a boy's. The female child learns to be subservient from the beginning"
Rape is the fourth most common crime against women in India. Many rapes go unreported in various countries including India. Domestic abuse is growing day by day, it's not okay and cannot be something to be kept quiet about. The laws are rarely being enforced, due to factors ranging from reluctance of authorities to pursue the crime, to lack of public knowledge that sexual intercourse in marriage without consent is illegal.
These are not OKAY
“Boys will be boys.”
“She was drunk.”
“Women say “no” when they mean “yes.”
Educate the next generation. It’s in our hands to inspire the future feminists of the world. Challenge the gender stereotypes and violent ideals that children encounter in the media, on the streets, and at school. Let your children know that your family is a safe space for them to express themselves as they are. Affirm their choices and teach the importance of consent at a young age.
This should change, "log kya kahenge, log kya sochenge" this can only start from each household, Even today, such behaviors occur because of how young girls in India are raised. “I call the way girls are raised ‘for training,’ literally, training girls to become fearful. It is training based on no and don’t. No, you can’t do this. No, you can’t do that.” Fault finding, with everyday ordinary things like how a girl combs her hair or how a girl stands or talks, is a strategy intended to dampen confidence.
Girls and boys should be treated equal to one another no matter how society views them or how “protected” parents feel a girl needs. One way that parents can insure fair treatment is by giving the same rules and expectations. Allow them to go to events together, such as a party or hanging out with their friends. Girls should not be limited to things they can do because of their gender. What kids can do outside of the house should depend on their behavior and responsibility.
Women and men have exactly the same worth --
A key reason why rape cases are so poorly investigated and prosecuted in India is due to the power structures conforming to deeply patriarchal societies. Several recent cases buttress this.
"Every time you raise your voice for your own freedom, to be who you are, you are also fighting for those around you."
What is a Woman Worth? Before we ask ourselves what we can do to deal with troubles of protection for girls and the woman child, we should don't forget why they face these types of violence and what motivates or instigates the perpetrators to exhibit such behaviour.
We need to undertake ourselves to rethink our definitions of ‘women’s empowerment’. We want empowerment that starts off evolved from within – wherein we educate a female to apprehend her fee and worth. But this is only half of the paintings done. The other half is with how we teach boys and men. Teaching them to respect ladies as equals is crucial.
let’s pledge to raise boys better.