Recently I participated in a debate on the topic “eve teasing~who is responsible?” It was an all girls debate so I thought that it was an unfair topic as boys should have been there. But then I was dazed with what girls had to say about eve teasing.
99% of the girls said that it was the outfit of the girls that was responsible. I was so dazed that for a second nothing but 3 big question marks came floating in my mind. Baby, it’s my body. Evening I walk naked,no one has the right to do whatever they want to with it. The explanation they gave was also quite amazing! That short outfits “excite” men. One of the girls even went on to say that girls from respectable families do not wear such clothes! Darling, are you trying to say that Aishwarya Rai Bacchan is not from a respectable family? And in the first place if the background was to be considered, then why not of the ‘eve teaser’?
7% of the girls said that girls shouldn’t be out late night. Oh, yeah! Thanks for reminding that we don’t live in a world that is safe enough!
3% of the girls said that they won’t even open their mouth on the issue. Imagine if you are not audacious enough to express your views on the topic, then how are you going to defend your self when if someday you’re gonna be eve~teased?
One of the incidents that left me shell~shocked was the attitude of a woman in a metro who was busy accusing and shooing out a man, probably 80+ of age out of all woman compartment! She didn’t even consider the age of the man! The man on his part seemed harmless and his wife, who was sitting next to him told that she was taking him to a hospital.
What is happening to the females out there? Okay I accept that we are beautiful in our own way but what about how we percieve things? There’s one part of society that considers that men can do anything as long as they feel ‘excited’. On the other hand I see a woman accusing an old man, who doesn’t even have the strength to stand, let alone eve~teasing women. Why can’t you place yourself at par with men and not above or below them ?
The debate that I had expected was something entirely different. Like it is solely the background of the ‘eve~teaser’ because he can’t get excited if he sees his sister in a red hot middy. So that concept is totally bullshit. Secondly, it is the ‘attitude’ of the women because studies indicate that 90% of the victims were the ones who were afraid of defending themselves. Also the political condition of the country, it’s laws against “eve~teasing”, etc that are responsible.
Let me know your views about this.