Open letter to the Forum Lead EditorDear Forum Lead Editor,
I feel aggrieved, not so much as a woman, but as a member of ISC. You are quick to lock and delete threads that are not in sync with your views or those that are openly controversial. Opinions and voices are muzzled because they hold no water. Forum policies, written and unwritten are quickly applied, sometimes without explanations and at others with unconvincing responses. You have a duty, and I understand that.
However, I feel that you have failed in your duty, by allowing a thread that casts aspersions on every educated, working woman's character. I refer to this thread.
Allegations have been made, without proof, and you have allowed the thread to thrive. What of the policy that prevents opinion-based threads from remaining published?
The thread in question is vile, vicious and downright disgusting. It sullies the character of "educated, career-minded Indian ladies". It suggests that career-minded women can stoop to any level to further their goals. Of course, the thread speaks of 'some' women. But, isn't 'some' a number? It also suggests that those who have found success, have done so through immoral acts and that they have compromised. Why have you allowed this slut-shaming to continue?
This is not a smear campaign against you, but an appeal from the heart, for you to be as judicious when it comes to sensitive topics that involve women, the way you are when it comes to a certain political party. I hope you can apply the same set of rules; if not, then please don't stop members from voicing opinions, on any and every matter.
I hope ISC gets out of its slumber and realises that smearing women's character, in the name of a discussion, is neither acceptable nor ethical. I hope you will act at least now.