Caution: Anger, frustration and possibly, bad writing skills ahead.
Sounds absurd, right?
I have better words: Preposterous, Stupid, Uneducated, Careless and frankly, anyone who says this should be thrown in the middle of the road, should be run over and a new road should be built over them.
India has it's fair share of misconceptions, myths and beliefs. Today is the day I choose to tear it apart.
Three years ago, on 16th December, Jyoti Singh was gang-raped by 6 men in a private bus, when she was returning home after watching a movie with her male friend. I say "male" here, quite carefully might I add, because the uncultured, idiotic and chauvinist pigs out there might just pounce on me if I said "boy-friend" or "boyfriend".
Here's what happened. It was 8.30 or 9 pm, and the girl was brutally raped, over and over again while the bus was driving around in circles across Delhi highways,. Her friend? That poor boy was beaten up so bad that he couldn't even open his eyes.
After probably hours of driving around, and hours of beating, biting and brutality, one of the men decided to raise the stakes, by inserting a rod into her. After the brutal incident, they dropped her and her friend's naked bodies onto the side of a road. It was atleast an hour before these two were spotted.
What followed this was massive uproar. Protests, violence and pleas echoed of the country, and it seemed like we were fearless. Nobody deserved this, and we were going to fight for it.
It's been two years now. Jyoti passed away on December 29th. Four of the accused have been given the death penalty. The minor involved in the incident is to be released in December next year, and the other accused committed suicide in March 2012.
The recent documentary released by the BBC has been banned from broadcast in India. Whoever you are, wherever you're from, if you're reading I urge you to go watch it. The government might have its reasons, and whatever it is, we don't approve. People need to know about this. The atrocities, the statements by the rapists and their lawyers, the pain of the parents.
Jyoti deserves it.
Here it is
Here is what I'd like to tell all those people who say "She asked for it", "What was she doing out so late?"
ASK YOUR BOYS TO LOOK AT US THE SAME WAY THEY LOOK AT THEMSELVES.YES, WE HAVE LONGER HAIR, BREASTS AND A VAGINA. HOW DOES THAT MATTER?
I WEAR WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT TO. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE WORLD IS A BAD PLACE, BUT IF ONE MORE PERSON TELLS ME THAT IT WAS A GIRL'S CLOTHING THAT ASKS FOR HER TO BE RAPED, I WILL TELL YOU THIS: I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO CHOP A MAN'S TESTICLES OFF BECAUSE HIS SKINNY JEANS WERE TOO TIGHT.
WE HAVE URGES TOO, DO YOU SEE US TRYING TO "STEAL THE DIAMOND FROM THE OPEN, LIKE A DOG"?
RAPE IS NOT YOUR FAULT. NOONE SHOULD ENDURE THIS, PLEASE STEP UP AND SPEAK OUT,
It's actually high time.