Everyday, almost all the daily newspapers cover the heart rendering and sensational news regarding women’s plight in train, bus, public places and even in houses.
I get horrified to peruse this horrific news and ponder how these atrocities can be avoided. Despite our so much technological advancement, financial liberalization, this faculty of improper sexuality of male fraternity is upswing.
In fact, many of the states in India are below mark to curb this barbarism against women.
Further, if you notice that today we have many powerful intelligent, diligent and mass appealing women leaders, business women and entrepreneurs, say Sonia Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Indoo Nooyi, Mayavati, Kiran Majumdar, and so on. No doubt, they help people to progress, they think for the benefits of the people and also they show their real concerns, when this type of heinous incidence occurs.
But the same is transitory. As long as the heat of this sensational news exits, they do their level best either to frame some amendment in the existing laws or extend financial help to the victims or condemn this activity. Why it is so? Because when these women are in power or leading, they mostly forget their own fraternity and they think for all the people as a whole.
Of course, we had many a woman like Lakshmi Bai – Jhansi Ki Rani in the past, but those were the golden ages and the crime rate of this nature was very rare.
Further, to palliate this atrocity, many women like housewives, teachers, students and girls; everyone has to think that if someone from their bastion is attacked, they have to jump into the fray.
In a country like India, no matter whatever amendment is being made in the law, unless women are unified and raise their voice in unison, there cannot be any change drastically.
We are mostly known to break the law and so strengthening the law will not serve a great purpose.
If you visit Singapore, you will find that women are very free, they also wear scanty clothes, do high fashion and even walk midnight past, but people over there do not dare for any nuisance.
Because, they are very much scared of laws prevailing therein and punishment thereof for committing crimes. But Singapore style can be brought in India. As stated above, there are women leaders in India today, but they are not so concerned of the women alone.
If you study the life of Virginia Woolf of twentieth century, you will find that throughout her life, she established the fact that women must have their right of expressing their freedom of speech, writing, and thinking.
In fact, through her famous essay, “A room of one’s own”, she established the path of women’s advancement, of course, in literacy level.
Today, we require not only a few powerful women in higher echelon, but we need women to be united in all the sphere of the society. They must come forward whenever there is a rough treatment, harassment, sexual abuse and atrocity to their own fraternity and they must slice the victim with their power, whatsoever under their disposal.
We want many women like Virginia Woolf and I am sure, then only our society will be able to lessen this barbarism almost to a zero.
In short, women only can liberalize women to save them from their persecution; no one else.