“I have had men who never make eye-contact – their gaze is fixed somewhere just below your neck. What am I supposed to do when I have to deal with such men professionally?”
“Men board crowded bus just with the intention of having fun and getting away scot-free because in that crowd, there’s very less chance of being caught.”
“Sometimes, you are simply caught unawares. Before you realize what’s happened, he would have brushed against/grabbed your breasts/crotch and fled.”
“I perfer to die rather than face the society.It's not only me but my family as well facing intense humiliation. Is it my fault that I was beautiful? And I was wearing a salwaar-kameez... it was not as if I was indecently dressed.....”
A moment of voyeuristic pleasure......and a life-time of scars for the victim. Talking, sharing do helps. But how many women, especially victims of heinous crimes such as rape, can overcome that trauma without support? And such men can be as amoral as to target children! Oh......the level up to which ‘intelligent’ human beings have sunk to. Deplorable!
To statements like “I understand......I too have a sister/ wife”, I would like to state – no Gentlemen. You simply don’t understand. You don’t. Just having a sister or a wife does not make understand. It’s very difficult to ‘understand’ that humiliation, that shame that we feel, unless you feel them yourself. And that can happen when you have understood that person. At this point, all we need is your unconditional support. And how many of you can render that?
Every day is such a challenge for women. To work in a harassment-free environment, to travel unmolested, to avoid gender hassles. Oh......I never suspected it’s a Man’s world.
One whole year since this. And yet no action......
Justice delayed is justice denied.........