Monday, February 8, 2010

Did the bastard touch your boobs and ass..??

She saw it all. She saw her and she saw him. That fearful expression on that girl's face made her heart leap out. But her own helplessness made her uncomfortable. What could she possibly do. She saw it again. This time he crossed his limits. She wanted to slap him. She wanted to shout. She wanted to save the poor girl who was fighting back her tears. He forced himself deeper into her. She saw her move uncomfortably. But he wouldnt stop. He moved more closer to her. This time she decided to help her. She got up from her seat and moved towards him. Gathering all her might, she slapped him.



Yes, she really did slap him. Not because she was the victim but because she couldnt see him torture her. Rape, molestation, groping, assault. Whatever it was, it was not meant to happen. To any girl. And so, she slapped him.

But what is the mistake of these women. That they wear skirts, cut sleevs, stockings, low neck, noodle strap, trousers.
If you believe a person's dress is culturally inappropriate, you may continue to believe so, but you cannot defend any act of violence. A person inappropriately dressed according to your idea of 'Indianness' does not deserve to be attacked, assaulted, molested, raped or even whistled at. For your information, women from across age groups be it 3 month old babies of 90 year old have been raped. They have been raped in saris, burkhas, salwar kameez, school uniforms, bikinis, jeans, skirts, shirts,lungis. Women have been molested, assaulted, raped at all times of the day, and in public places.
- Blank Noise

Blank Noise came up with this project that seeks to confront street harassment. And they are meeting in Delhi on 27th February.

Women, come and become the action heroes.
Men, come and become the BN guys.

Let us tell all those men who have touched us here and there, that we do not like it. Let us tell them that we can unite and fight them. Let us tell them that we will not keep our mouths shut. Let us tell them that we are women.

Come and wear what you were always scared to wear.

Think about the places you had to face embarassement. School, college, office, bus, auto, metro or even or the street.

Think about all those men who gave dirty looks to you.
Think about all those men who stared at your boobs.
Think about all those men who touched your boobs.
Think about all those men who passed comments on you.
Think about all those men who rubbed you at all those places.
Think about all those men who wistled at you or blew kisses.

Think about all those men who made you feel uncomfortable and who did not give you the courage to dress up as you wish.  

"Ladki ek khuli tijori ki tarah hoti hai", I remember this famous dialogue from the movie Jab We Met. Girls, Lets prove them wrong.

So keep yourself free on 27th February.

And let us tell those assholes that we have the guts to face them. And we will.

30 comments:

Renu said...

very good initiative.its sickening to see htose lecherous men in the crowds.

Chanz said...

Thanks Renu. I am one of those who is always scared to speak up. I hope this initiative will put some courage in me..

@ease said...

was watchin the movie *DAMINI* yesterday. I can see that character in you. Seems, u have taken a stand to revolutionise things. and finally you have wrote something for a good cause.

count me in.

chitz said...

good one chanz...ur dig at the saying tht "provocative dressing causes rape" was beautiful..seriously no-one asks to be raped..count me also in with u in this initiative.. :)

sepo said...

loved the post, was getting "that" feeling throughout...!!
crime against women will stop only wen ve stnd up for ourselves..!!
good work :)

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

i retweeted the post...good initiative!!!

Samadrita said...

Very good post Renu.If I were in Delhi I would've definitely attended this event.I hope it is a major success.
Let us prove to everyone that this is NOT a man's world.

anjugandhi said...

i suppose we all have been victim of this sort of harassment in buses, local trains, even walking on road In Delhi it is very common.My sister once poked her safety pin in you know where i mean of a man and when people asked him why did he shout then my sister replied, " he got what he deserved"
such perverts/ what pleasures they derive from this.
worse is the case is when these grown up species of men try these tricks on innocent, still budding young girls
thanx for sharing the thought

Saurabh Panshikar said...

nice initiative and gr8 post. Its a pity galz have to suffer such harassment in silence. One tight slap will not only create awareness, but a kind of fear too...

All the best...

Chanz said...

@ease : Damini is an excellent movie and it rightly explains how a woman can fight against those who deamean her..

Chanz said...

@ Chitz : True. Obviously u understand what a girl goes through. She never asks for it but is still blamed if she get raped.

Chanz said...

Thanks sepo... the time has gone when females were made to shut up and ignore. I still am one of those but I really wish to fight this time..

Chanz said...

@ Sid: thanks for tweeting... :)

Chanz said...

@ Samadrita : Welcome to my blog. Dont worry. The women of delhi will be there to support this cause...

Chanz said...

@ Anju : Kudos to your sister. I think its a good thing to carry pepper spary and safety pins and other sharp items to teach these guys a lesson....

Chanz said...

@ Saurabh. Thank you sarurabh. Really appreciate when guys say this.. :)

Punia said...

m in....

Chanz said...

thanks Puni... :)

supriya said...

wuhooooo...something straight from my heart...but from a different mouth...!! lets go for it...!!

Chanz said...

sure sweety... :)

subu.ps said...

A small step for a big cause. What do you think is the best way to stop this kind of treatment towards woman.
Is reacting to such situations only way to stop this? I think no. The mindset of people (especially menfolk) has to change. But how to make this change happen.

√ij@y said...

Nice initiative.......

Chanz said...

@ Subu : I dont say that this initiative will bring about a revoloutionary change but yes, it will definitely be a means to tell those guys that we do not like it..

Btw welcome to my blog...

Chanz said...

@ Subu : I dont say that this initiative will bring about a revoloutionary change but yes, it will definitely be a means to tell those guys that we do not like it..

Btw welcome to my blog...

Chanz said...

@ vijay : Thank you..

garima82 said...

Hey… some wise people have said that the actions are the result of thoughts. You have penned them down very nicely … and I am sure they’ll be put into action too.

If you stay in Delhi and if you are going to attend the meeting…do let me know. I would love to meet fellow bloggers who have taken an initiative to make this thought a success :)

Take Care
Garima

LITTLE ON THE EDGE said...

HWY COUNT ME IN TOO......IM POSTING THIS ON FACEBOOK :)

Chanz said...

@ Garima : Ofcourse I will be going.. What about you. Do let me know if are going to be there...!!

Chanz said...

@ Little on the Edge : Ofcourse. Hopefully we will meet... :)

Shabz said...

hey chanz its very true that a woman is not safe in any dressshe wears. because it is not about her dress but the thinking of men!!!