Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Freedom


Yet another year and yet another "Pub clean up"!

So what was the prime motive for this one now? Well, the women have strayed from Indian morals and customs said the perpetrator of the attacks.And what may I ask are these lofty Indian customs and morals that deem it fit for a few handful of men to victimise women under its name?  

Who are these people who tell women how to behave and how to respect moral code? Can they do it themselves? If all they wanted to do was uphold womens values they would not be the ones kicking the girls,pulling their hair and throwing them out.Maybe according to these men thats how women are supposed to be treated.You can kick them and pull their hair and slap them all under the name of trying to save them from "Non Indian Influences". 

What is the knowledge of Indian culture these "Men" have?If it is culture you truly seek go back and read the history of our country where women were treated on par with men, where they had a equal say in society.Dont blanket your disgusting Male egotism and need for publicity under the garb of a custodian.You want to protect women then protect them against molesters,rapists, wife beaters,people who promote female infanticide.The list is endless for you to choose from.You need not have to run to the nearest pub and stamp in your ignorance there.

How we allow such extreme forms of nuisance to flourish in our society year after year and still expect our children to uphold and understand human values is just beyond me. Isn't the right to exist and right to express your opinions and desire the same for one and all?

"Moral Policing" -A fancy term for an unpardonable crime. Now many of you might not agree that it should get counted in the genre of "Unpardonable crimes" but if we belong to a creed of people who had to fight for our long and hard won freedom , any action and I mean absolutely anything which is in contradiction to the freedom of the citizens of our country gets classified as an "Unpardonable crime".More and more such incidents make you reluctantly believe that "Freedom" is not a term that can be used equally by both the genders.

A couple of days into the incident and we all(womens organisations in particular) shout and scream and yell terms like 'Dont Talibanise India' etc etc, but the end of such acts is nowhere in sight."Unbalanced ,unfair" we can cry ourselves hoarse but lets face it,the situation around us doesnt show any signs of being altered.We as women have been led to believe that we are in fact free to do whatever we want and are on par with men.True freedom does not come from merely walking about the streets at any given hour, but it is ours when we can think on our own accord, not colored by someones elese's thoughts and fears.

A child is not born discriminating , we as adults and parents feed the poison of discrimination into our childrens heads slowly ,surely and steadily and corrupt their mind of all equality they could have had.Lets face it as girls ,we are either taught to live timidly and in fear or taught to trample over the opposite sex.Extremes is what we have been fed.The rare one who dares to break the mould and to rise above and think(leaving gender out of her thinking process) is branded with myriad imaginative terms.

I have known a few so called"Liberal" people (men and women) to claim "Oh well maybe the girls had to pay the price. who asked them to go to a pub and drink in the first place? Its better to be safe than sorry!"
Hmm... so this is all it boils down to ,lets be safe rather than sorry . So starting from today all the girls should stop going and doing things they want to do and live in fear under the guise of being "SAFE" . We will never tell the miscreants to clean up their act but rather will tell the persecuted to remain SAFE and stay away from such people.A woman who goes to a pub (which is a scandalised term in many indian households) will be henceforth asked to remain safe in her home and not indulge in such "activities" but a man does not feel the need for this safe haven.A woman with a drink is a social stigma, but nope not a man .After all arent we the ones who have coined the phrase "Boys will be Boys" which brushes away anything a man does.

This is not a cry for womens rights but a cry to stop being hypocritical about fancy and oft distorted terms like "Value","Culture,"Morality" and etc.

2 comments:

jus me... said...

why do i fear that this will get only worse? that we shall have to fight all over again to keep what we have now? Even maybe something as simple as wearing jeans, cutting your hair short and staying unmarried

Gargs said...

TRue!
Like i said it will first start under the guise of dress/look like this to stay safe from such anti social elements and before long that will become the order of our life.