Rape is not a new phenomenon. It is as old as humanity. Rape is used to control and suppress victims and potential victims, making them feel powerless.
Leslee Udwin is a British filmmaker whose documentary, India’s Daughter is about the rape and murder of a young woman in India in 2012. The Indian government is doing all it can to keep the documentary away from the public.
Mukesh Singh is one of the men who was sentenced to death for the crime. He believes the following:
A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. … Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes.
Excuse me? Are my ears deceiving me? In 2015, the fact that these words are still being uttered is disgusting.
Let me tell you something, buddy. If there is anyone who should be locked away home and forced to cook and clean, it should be you. Men and women are equal. If a woman wants to go out in the evening, it is her right to do so. Just because YOU believe that we are living in 1915 and not 2015 does not give you the right to tell a woman how to live.
I hope at the time of your death, whenever that is, Just A Girl keeps playing over and over until you go insane. And then maybe you will remember what century we live in.