“Rape, It happens only because the girls invite it.” If you also thinks the same, you do have the mentality of a rapist. Rape is not the repercussion of a woman’s freedom. If a women is independent, free to choose whatever she wants, free to go wherever she wants, free to speak what is right even if it hurts the male ego of some people around her, free to say no to anyone, free to wear whatever she wants, it does not means that she is inviting rape. What to do and wear and What should not is the decision should be taken only by the one who is going to wear it. Any other person is no body to tell any individual what he/she should wear. Everyone needs to understand this very strictly that a woman roaming alone on the streets in the night is not the public property so that anyone can do anything with her.
A woman is always expected to sacrifice her dreams, her ambition, her choices for the shake of others because she meant to do that, and when she wants to do what she wants to do, the responsible citizens (the rapists) of this country gets the license to teach that woman a lesson what we call a rape and the society justifies this action of the rapist in this way.
Women are also the citizen of this country in the eyes of law and the Constitution of this country grants her rights to do whatever she wants without causing any legal to others and if she is doing something which is not an offence in the eyes if law then no body has the right to say what is she doing or what is she wearing is wrong. The belief of this society is that if a woman or a girl should follow the rules and norms imposed by the society even if these rules and regulations are creating a hurdle between her and her dreams, she should stay within those boundaries and limits, forgetting all her wants and ambitions. And if she chooses to live her life for herself on her own rules, if something unpleasant happens to her only she is liable for that. The question arises on her that “why she went out, why she wore those dresses, why she behaved badly with the men of this society, why she did what she wanted. “ It’s always a girl’s fault if something bad or unpleasant happens to her.
Can Rape be Justified?
Rape can never be justifiable, and if it’s a rape it will always be the fault of the one who raped and not of the who got raped. It is known to all that it’s a biological fact that men get excited when they see a women wearing a sexually attracting outfit but it does not mean that he can commit a crime because he couldn’t controlled his hormones. Rape is not limited to only those girls who wear modern or western dresses, a woman in saree, a woman in burkha, a woman in squirt and even that girl child in a diaper got raped by the so called men of this society. So it was never about the dress. The woman working till late nights and the woman working only when the sun is out, the girl studying in kinder garden and the girl going to college for higher studies, all are being raped even the housewives who are not going anywhere are not safe in there own house. That means, also it was never about the place or time, it’s all about the thinking, lack of respect for the women, lack of education, lack of fear of law which encourages those creeps (rapists) to do such vulnerable crimes. We need to educate our people about sex education, we have teach them how respect each others choices, preference, decisions. Rape cases can only be reduced when we will support and stand by the victims instead of judging and criticising them. We need to make people understand that it’s a democratic country and everyone has the right to live their life on their own terms and no one has the right to decide for the other. We need to make our laws against these heinous crimes more strict.