Enough is Enough ! Another rape ! Another young girl forced to be a victim of sexual crime in Mumbai city. Where do we even begin to understand the problem and where do we end, in order to offer a solution ?
The recent gang - rape of a 23 year-old photojournalist in the heart of the Mumbai city, stirs disturbing images of gang- rape and murder of a young girl, on a bus in Delhi, last December.
Candle light vigils, slogans and silent marches are done to death. Now something more needs to be done.
We need to understand that something is terribly wrong with our men and their psyche.Our inefficient system, brazenness of police, who fails to provide safety and security to ordinary citizens, and the prevailing 'rape culture', add up to make the Indian men behave worse.
It would be wrong on my part to solely blame the men for the crimes. Because the culprit lies within the whole charm of " Indian culture", something that we all take pride in, but fail to question the apparent misogynist trappings underneath it.
Therefore, what is needed is: constructive debates and action based solutions, a safe platform where women and men would come together in support of one other while contributing to end the rape culture of India. Forwarding this thought, I have started a Facebook page called : Speak Up India. This page looks to facilitate and support women (and men )while bringing to light issues that impact change and looks forward to ending impunity in our society.
Here is the link : https://www.facebook.com/letusspeakup
Do join us and make this happen !
Lots of love to all,