- Posted August 25, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Speaking up about sexual violence
No One's Perfect!!
Firstly, Indian government has never taken steps in safeguarding their own women or their rights. Politicians here have always been busy in vote bank politics and the initiatives promised to take care of Women welfare is just on papers. So, it is too much to expect to be safe for a foreigner in our land.
Basically its all with the governance of the country or how powerful a country's law is defined to react / punish against any such humiliations or assaults.
Our politicians themselves are busy watching porn in state legislative assemblies, 84 year old governor being caught in sexual scandals with three girls at Raj Bhavan - the official residence of a Governor.
This is a brutal fact that Indians have to live with and it would be a fantasy to believe that it will get better in near future or any time later.
On the other side, for a moment if we keep the story of foreign women being humiliated in India. There are umpteen number of untold stories, where multi national / billion dollar companies executives from developed nations come to India, would look forward to Indian women to warm their bed as lobbying to win contracts or to offshore their projects.
So, Indian women are being humiliated by the foreign country officials too and before making a statement, we should do some due diligence to understand how our brothers act when they visit other nations.
It is not just that "Indian men" are mean. The entire world is shattered and this is how women are treated everywhere. Compared to India, women are treated in much meaner way in developed nations. To name a few - strip clubs are legal in US, there is a district De Wallen in Amsterdam running the largest red light area and its one of the most important tourist destinations. A country's tourist department making money by flesh trade, how gross can it get?
Looking at the way things are going in this 21st century, I wouldn't be surprised when men are abused by foreign nationals - as Gay marriages are legal there.
So, a change should come from us. Just like the song goes -
I'm Starting With The Man In
I'm Asking Him To Change
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
- Michael Jackson.