Our Attitude Towards Women is More or Less SameEvery morning when I open the T.V and read the newspaper, I encounter many cases of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women. In 2012, during Nirbhaya incident, our country witnessed mass demonstrations and protests against rape and sexual harassment of women. A new ray of hope arose among people that no more such incidents will take place in future. Many new techniques of self guards and help line numbers were provided to girls and women. But all those things proved to be a nine days wonder.
Nothing changed, in recent years the situation has become even worst than it was before. Not only outside the home even girls are not safe inside their own home. I was perplexed when I came to know about a news in which a girl filed F.I.R against her father accusing him of physical exploitation.
Is it the culture of our country? Where the mentality of people is heading towards that they forget all the boundaries of relationship even between father and daughter, brother and sister. This is not the single incident, many such incidents are taking place everyday in numerous homes of this country.
This is all because of the sick mentality of men in our society. They think girls a source of entertainment only and they seem to care least about their feelings and the relationship boundaries.
Our attitude towards women is more or less same as it was before and I don't think, things are going to improve and we will come out of this sick mentality ever.
I request every members of ISC to put forward their thoughts on this issue and ideas to overcome this problem.
This is my entry for the TOW contest
TOW contest for August on the topic More or Less