A lot has been said and done about the slut comment made by the Toronto cop. Little did he know that his one seemingly innocent comment would attract such a strong reaction from women across the globe! After the much talked about (and more captured!) Slut Walk, it seemed like women have put across their views to all the men out there!
I never thought that something of similar lines would ever be replicated in India, that too in Delhi! But it happened and how!! There was a lot of debate during, before and after the event regarding its use, impact, relevance and so on. Some said it is necessary to put across our point while others found it of no use.
What I feel is that even though the idea is very good, the time is not right. The slogans are good and true but the people they are intended for, will definitely fail to understand them. The average Indian male will still rape you with his eyes if not otherwise. For them all these movements, rallies and words like women empowerment means nothing but zilch! They will still ogle.Period. Irrespective of what you wear. This has nothing to do with you dressing up like a slut! how can someone even think of this as an argument when every other day you see in the newspapers women as young as 3,4 years and as old as 70 years getting raped.
Crime against women has nothing to do with the kind of dress we wear. It concerns and involves the sick mentality of the person committing the crime. Its high time people understand this.The irony is that no one will ever point a finger or even discuss about the sick men in question. But everyone will be ready to victimize the victim(women).It should be like DON'T RAPE and not DON'T GET RAPED
While searching for pictures on net, I had a quick recall of a particular picture I have, which is somewhat similar to the situation being discussed.
The beautiful girl you see in the picture is, well me! :P The guy encircled is well, a guy and he is proving it by the kind of look his ivin me. I have always taken this pic as a joke (it never fails to crack me up) but its a true reflection and example of whatever-you-may-wish to-call it!
p.s heard something of similar nature (the slut march) is going to happen in Mumbai as well! Lets wait and watch whether Mumbai scores over Delhi or not!
pps I am not a man-hater, I know there are sensible and caring men out there as well :)