Wednesday, May 04, 2005

And the Hero lies in You

Today I was proud of how the Indian women have changed. Finally through the stories of child marriages, dowry deaths has come a ray of hope. I am talking about the Shanthi Mukund hospital case

Here we had a old Hindi movie replaying where suddenly the hero who was the villain for 2.55 hrs of 3 hrs movie, changes heart and marries the heroine whom he had raped. I used to keep wondering, why we put up with movies like that and even make them into hits. Well Kudos to the Real heroine in the above case, she told the court to give him the severest punishment .That my friends was a defining point!!!. We had an Indian women not desolately giving up hope because she has lost her eyesight, and was mentally and physically brutalized. What shocked me though, was the court actually reconsidering/staying their decision till the girl spoke out and of course the Rs.5000 fine that the rapist had to pay. I am not asking for a beheading but something, which will make another human wild animals shake in their shoes is in order. Living in Bangalore, the stories of the Cab drivers raping their passengers and 17 year olds getting mauled is getting common. What is scary is that people don’t even bother to act concerned. What angered me was one of my colleagues commenting, that girls dressing the way they do probably deserved it (the shiv sena attitude).

What is wrong with us nowadays? Values and cultural roadmaps which guarded women are getting torn down .Working late is a requirement nowadays, added to the tension of our anemic, sleepless lifestyles, we really don’t require the scare of a cab or an auto drivers turning psycho on us. The punishments meted out and the logic and reasoning which is tried to justify the crime, really is beyond me. I can’t even imagine the gal of the rapist, who on the day of his sentencing professed his noble intention of marrying the girl who no one else will marry now. I think he degraded the entire male population of the nation with that comment. Men have evolved with women and the equity of balance has been maintained but an attack like the above shakes that balance every day and that leads to an integral trust betweens humans shaken. What we need to reinforce in every human being is the value of another’s life .
Women are getting independence, but I wonder if society is making us pay a cost for it. I think independence is not about having lots of money and standing on your own feet. It’s about fighting for what’s right and I think only now women are starting to realize that. After the initial flush of women’s rights and movements, the hard reality is hitting us . When we venture into the world, there are certain factions which still prefer the dark ages where the source of power for a man came from his humiliations of fellow humans beings.To counter this power we need to draw from internal strength that each one of us has.
Coming back to the Indian women/Girl, Making me even prouder were the young tribal girls, who complained and signed petitions refusing to marry as they wanted to study . That is GIRL POWER, power puff girls must be replaced by these young uns who went against parents and society. For me rebellion consisted of leaving my hair open and long earrings for school. But to tell your parents , that come hell or high water, you will be the mistress of your destiny, is showing a maturity that I didn’t have at their age.We need this wave to sweep through the nation. Waiting for the knight in shining armor is a concept of long ago. Women need to protect themselves, and stop waiting for society to cast its benign eye their way. So to the lady who went through the attack and had courage to tell the court and the nation that she didn’t need her rapist as her security blanket , THANK YOU and BRAVO.

Wow , that was some post.. so to make it lighter.

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AND, FINALLY, THIS ONE TAKES THE CAKE :


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When I return, please refer to me as 'Loretta' instead of 'Steve'.

Keep smilin
Anu :)

7 Comments:

Blogger Sriram said...

Hey....howdy!
here after looong time...lots to read... :)

5:38 AM  
Blogger Vidya said...

Yes indeed, and I really admire and appreciate her too. But the fact that the court even considered his stupid idea of marrying her is a terrible thought.

Read more at: http://us.rediff.com/news/2005/may/05rape.htm?q=up&file=.htm

12:16 PM  
Blogger G3 said...

I agree with you! its nice to see women fight for their rights!

He must have seen loads of Indian movies. It actually made him to put forward a marriage proposal once he was caught!

7:38 PM  
Anonymous Bizzare said...

Hi Anu, somewhat I agree with u. I think girls should take some severe actions against that kinda guy. Rape is the worst crime. Rural areas girls r helpless. But in cities, if it is increasing, what might be the reason? Is it just the physical power that make a man rape any girl. No. May be its coz of a spoiled culture. May be coz of parties. May be.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Art said...

Its really good that women now fight for their rights... And this was a wonderful decision

1:34 AM  
Blogger kpowerinfinity said...

The jokes are getting better by the post!!!

As far as the matter is concerned, I surely think that things have been looking up and women today are far more assertive and in control of their destinies. Compare that to a century earlier when they actually thought that being meek was the better option, and now you have the spark of rebellion among them! Way to go!

10:20 PM  
Blogger jon said...

We are trying to find good movie star to take the kids this weekend. Good movie star reviews are hard to find

I just stumbled onto your blog while looking. Seems to happen to me a lot since I am a knowledge mooch LOL

Thanks

10:54 PM  

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