@Pat Cegan – this one’s for you 🙂
I was rushing through my NewsFeed last night, when I saw something that made me swallow my saliva a bit slower.
Not again! Why? How? My mind went into a frenzy of thoughts, that didn’t seem to end.
“THEY WILL RAPE US TO DEATH,
EAT OUR FLESH and
SEW OUR SKINS INTO THEIR CLOTHING.
And if we’re very, very lucky
they’ll do it in that order.”
This is what someone had to say as a reply to Sunny Leone’s age-old statement “Rape is not a crime, it is just surprise sex”.
Why, as a nation, are we so ignorant towards rape?
It’s not just about women. Men! Kids! The disabled. There’s no stone left untouched.
My blood was boiling. I saw RED. We live in a society that teaches women not to be raped, instead of teaching men NOT to rape.
And then, I sat back and metamorphosed my vexation into this poem below –
“Rape is surprise sex!”, whoever shamelessly said
Isn’t it a sin to force someone to be with you in bed? ,
How can someone possibly stoop so low?
How can someone do this to a friend or a foe? ,
If you think molesting exudes power – you’re wrong
Do you know how much guts the victim needs to remain strong? ,
Unfortunately however, the strength dies most of the times
because sadly, life isn’t as sweet as nursery rhymes,
People walk in fear the minute they step onto the road
and parents worry that kids might not reach their abode,
Why bear this menace? Why stand this crime?
Why stay silent when this is not a mime? ,
Wouldn’t you have stood up if the victim was a loved one?
Today it could be your daughter, tomorrow your son,
Think of our freedom fighters – is this the country for which they hoped?
an “independent” society where every 15 seconds, a girl is groped? ,
and then they claim “Skimpy Clothes” to be the prime reason
not knowing that 48% victims wore burkhas, irrespective of the season,
these rapists should be punished, these criminals should be jailed
but our laws have so many loopholes – and thus, our democracy has failed,
when justice is being meted out, why not create an uproar?
what stops you from rebelling – the fear that you’ll be called a bore? ,
so, stop being a coward! Speech is a human right
especially if it’s for women – do it with all your might,
I strongly believe that women deserve a happy life
yet why is it that they all live in so much strife?,
remember it is a mother who gives you birth
don’t you think she craves for mirth? ,
It is a sister who helps you when in need
is this how you pay her back for this noble deed? ,
It is your girlfriend who accompanies you on a date
It is your wife who turns out to be your soul mate,
It is your daughter who makes your dreams come true
It is your grandmom who reads out bedtime stories to you,
It is because of all these women that your life is how it is
It is because of their efforts that you know the essence of sheer bliss,
yet 67 years after independence, women today are still fighting
and the subject of RAPE only remains a topic of writing,
is your only duty lending a crying woman a tissue?
it’s high time you realized this is a serious issue,
we are compromising with the truth – this is the worst part
a single rape is never the end – it’s just a treacherous start,
so wake up, my friend!
Prove that this is not the end,
prove that you have courage and strength
even if it demands you to lecture people at length,
prove that you have a head and heart
even if you have to stand up for someone miles apart,
so, wake up, my friend – your motherland needs you
start rebelling and show her what you can do,
because the next time a guy would wink
you might be a victim before you could even blink,
and then, it’d be too late to raise your voice
so, wake up, my friend – and make a choice!
Here are some beautiful pictures I found, that are sure to strike a chord –
Think about it !
I’m not saying a BYE, because I guess today is worth the thought and wait for me to come back soon.