Women’s Day: What are we Celebrating?

What’s there to celebrate?

The women stopped being girls long ago. Now, it’s babies and infants. The men used to talk, and be told, shite about how all women are like their sisters and mothers and daughters. Now they rape their own kids. Or, maybe they always did. Maybe we are that pathetic and depraved. What kind of thought process, what levels of desperation, what kind of an urge makes a group of men pick up a sleeping rag-picker’s baby and decide to rape her? Like beasts in a pack, they legitimize each other’s depraved acts, feeding on the feeling of belonging to the ‘winning side’ for once, because otherwise they are only losing, losing, losing. It isn’t just insecurity, it’s a pathetic shallow envy and gutless, cowardly rage. It surely isn’t about establishing superiority. What superiority does a 24 year old male have to establish over a 3 year old infant? What kind of man rapes his own infant daughter? Or, maybe that’s how impotent we have made our poorest. That they have only enough faith in the system to know that their brutality will probably go unpunished.

And, all in all, men continue to excuse other men because, somewhere, every man has been rejected. And, every man likes to believe that if he had been able to fuck her, she would have liked it. The autonomy of women scares those without power, because the class of people who were at least always below them is moving up and away. The autonomy of women scares those with Power, because we have a population problem, and every resource given to someone marginalized means a resource less for the just-as-grimy hands already pushed up against the gate.

Fix this. Fix this now, India. It’s bad and pathetic enough that it is happening. It’s worse that the Nation doesn’t care. Sooner or later, it’s going to be you or someone you know. Don’t wait for that.

End this shame.
For, there is nothing else left to feel.

Happy Women’s day to everyone in this country who didn’t get raped today. Perhaps that is what we should be celebrating. Perhaps that is what it has come to.

3 year old rag picker’s baby:http://news.oneindia.in/2013/03/07/kerela-3-year-old-gangraped-1165832.html#cmntTop

4 year old daughter: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bhopal-man-allegedly-rapes-4yearold-daughter-arrested/377363-3-236.html

An apathetic misogynist system: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/a-year-on-dhaula-kuan-rape-survivor-says-the-trial-only-adds-to-her-trauma/377356-3-244.html

Medieval mentalities of the Police force:http://ibnlive.in.com/news/shame-in-khaki-indian-policemen-still-blame-women-for-sexual-violence/377298-3.html

Bewildered policemen (But, why won’t she just stop traveling at night?): http://ibnlive.in.com/news/delhi-bikers-allegedly-molest-woman-journalist-police-tell-her-not-to-travel-at-night/377358-3.html

23 year old who dared reject some creep:http://ibnlive.in.com/news/chennai-acid-attack-victim-dies/372418-62.html

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