Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Will this ever end?

Crimes against women are on the rise. Rape, assault, murder. Instances of acid-throwing, of faces being slashed. Crimes by strangers; crimes by loved ones. Crimes reported; crimes unreported.
Crimes that make you seriously consider donning a veil- except that never stopped a sexually frustrated male, did it?

You can blame tradition that put women in a subordinate role. But actually, it is popular culture that is to blame. It is Bollywood that reinforces the view that stalking a woman is the way to win her. That when a woman struggles, she’s enjoying it.

Will this objectification of women ever end?

This picture was taken from a cab on a monsoon day in July. Words are not required, those eyes say it all. Taken on Tulsi Pipe Road, this forms a part of my Pictorial Flashback of 2012.


Jan Morrison said...

Yes it will. For your sons and mine it must. Much love to you dear woman!

Chuck said...

Natasha, there is so much insanity like this in the world that never seems to end. Ridding the world of smallpox was easier. Take care.

SueAnn Lommler said...

One would hope that in today's wouldn't be so. It just boggles the mind!! Everyone must stand up against this behavior!! It is so wrong! So vicious!!
Standing with you

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - If it's ever to end, it has to start in the home, with parents like you, who teach their sons to see women as partners and allies and equals from whom they can learn. It takes parents of daughters who teach their daughters to take pride in their female-ness and love themselves. It also takes the refusal of people to 'buy' the Bollywood hype. It will be a long and difficult process but it can happen. And you are a big part of it :-)


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