It’s all your fault
Posted by Arman
AWESOME SARCASM !!!!
The satire is poignant in pointing out how ominously, mercilessly, unthinkingly WE allow woman to be victimized – over and over again. Yes, we ….. not some anonymous ‘someone’ or ‘others’….. it is certainly ‘we’ consisting of you and me.
SO……… the next time you are tempted to jump on the bandwagon of being the guardian of “social morales”
wag your tongue and remind a woman of what she ‘can’ or ‘cannot’ do,
what she is ‘allowed’ or ‘not allowed’ to do,
what ‘society’, ‘family’, ‘friends’ will ‘say’ about her or her parents or her upbringing…..
hold your tongue….
IF you can … stop & think and ALLOW common sense to prevail.
She’s busy fighting her way through the 24 hours that already exist in the day, she doesn’t need you to make it harder for her.
We, the women, allow the victimization of other women. We watch silently from the side, while someone else is getting victimized. We ‘allow’ the victimization of our own mother’s, sisters, sister-in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces, friends, neighbors.
We justify it with ‘what can I do?’, ‘this is not my problem’, ‘it’s a family matter’, ‘what happens between husband and wife behind closed doors is none of my business’, ‘she was asking for it’ and we close our eyes to the violence.
We ‘allow’ it with our silence.
We ‘allow’ it every time we let someone step all over ourselves or someone else.
We ‘allow’ it when we want to avoid making a scene by calling attention to ‘this’.
We ‘allow’ it when we are too busy saving ‘faces’, instead of really looking at those faces around us.
We ‘allow’ it when we leave it to others to take action.
We ‘allow’ it when we encourage others to speak up but quiet down when it comes to our own self or family members – by neither reporting the perpetrator nor helping the victim.
We ‘allow’ it when we advise a victim to ‘keep quiet’ in order to uphold the ‘family honor’.
REALLY?? Does the family’s honor, the woman’s honor, her social status, her worthiness as a human being, reside in her ability to keep quiet?
in allowing victimization??
in silently putting up with mental, verbal, physical abuse???
While the video above had been a satire, the one below unfortunately is not. Do not fool yourself into thinking that this is a South-Asian problem, an Indian problem or a Bangladeshi problem or an African problem. As report after report with mountainous statistics show…. this unfortunately is true the world over, including the first world countries, the developed world.
When women make up half of the world’s population, why do we put up with being abused by the other half? If we band together and stand up against this, can such impunity really exist?
Posted on August 5, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged crimes, domestic abuse, education, Family, freedom, Human, life, People, philosophy, rape, silence, social pressure, society, Truth, Violence against women, Women. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.