'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Atrocities against women and children are no doubt, on the rise and it is high time we start investigating the basic problems and address the same. Lining up behind women in support or raising voice for gender equality does not appear to be a solution nor will the formation or execution of new laws help after a certain extent. Media should stop creating stories from such incidents and must restrict themselves to reporting of facts only.
The problem is being faced by women and children ( and men too in some cases) in almost all parts of the world. I was hearing a news report yesterday about girls (especially the blacks) going missing at the rate of at least one girl per day in the USA (LA to be specific). We need to awake to facts and try to find some solution globally.
I have restricted my response to atrocities and acts of sexual assaults but then there are many other areas in which we need to take care of our safety.
'Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment'- Lao Tzu
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
Why I am narrating all this is just to show that woman was always considered as weaker sex and was exploited by the males in one way or other.
Things changed with time and women have slowly started to get an equal place in society and are working in various spheres where earlier men had monopoly. So the position of women is improving day by day.
There are changes but the lust of males - the men- have not changed. Many men are civilized and control on their lust and greed but there are many who are walking free in this world like animals and have no consideration for woman and treat her only like a female. This is the irony but this is the main reason why women are not safe.
It differs from country to country and place to place that how safe the women are but it is now a matter of global concern.
Until unless there is a change in men's attitude towards women the safety will always remain a matter of concern.
Knowledge is power.