Are you really doing something for women safety?
Just by reading blogs about true stories and commenting on it, putting your views or arranging and attending candle march is not the only thing we need to do to show our respect for women. What’s the use of all these things when you cannot act at the time when you are required too? You don’t always need to wait for a big thing to happen, for you to come out of your shell but something really big need to be done now. Before we expect the world to change, we ourselves need to change. A regular phenomena of a girl will help you know how the people around could really have made a difference if they acted in the right way. A unanimous girl with gleaming eyes entered her college; she completed her schooling in a girls’ school and was excited for the first day of her college. As she entered the college, what shocked her was the ratio of girls is to boys which were 1:3. Having studied in a girls school from kinder garden this was a major drawback for her. But still keeping aside all her anxiousness, she started interacting with the class and it was fun. The week passed, and one day as the girl was sitting in the class, she got an instinct that someone is staring her. The girl started feeling conscious and so she moved from that place as soon as possible. But the next day also the same phenomena continued. Even when the teacher was present in the class, that one guy would keep staring at her. The guy was having fun staring at her and his friends too enjoyed the scene. The girl on the other hand started withdrawing herself from the class, as soon as the class would get over, the girl used to run to the girls’ common room and the guy used to follow her even to the common room but after she entered the common room, the guy could not get sight of the girl. One day as the college got over and the girl was on the way to her hostel, the guy started following her and stopped the girl and started saying that “I really like you”… and all those things. The girl very calmly refused him and asked the guy not to stare at her or follow her. The next day the girl thought everything would be normal but it was not the same. The staring continued and now even other people of his group started doing the same. This continued for a month. It was then that she thought of informing her other girl classmates thinking they would help but she was wrong; nobody turned out in her favor. What the girl got was her classmates fake love, sympathy and care. And telling the classmates had several other repercussions; they portrayed the story in some other way and told the guy that the girl was really scared and that guy took the advantage of the situation and would regularly stare the girl and made her life a nightmare. If you’ll read the story it’s just another casual story, but this happens with so many girls around you. And it’s not just casual staring; just stand in the place of the girl who is suffering from this regularly and you would know! That girl was trapped in a vicious circle of depression. Did she or any other girl for that matter deserve that? The people of her class would have made a difference by acting the smart way and helping her.They could have boycotted the boy, asked him in public to stop doing that and many other things. Just giving sympathies or giving your views is not the only thing you need to do to show your respect for women. You need to take a stand. We can’t even ignore the fact that the girl did nothing. She should have understood she has access to so many things like the women cell, college authorities and her one complain would have made a difference. She should have also informed her parents about it and they would further guide her to get out of this. But it wasn’t solely the girls fault. Girls in the Indian society have not opened up even today; even the most educated ones are not all bold enough to take steps to safeguard themselves. It’s very sad to know that even after so many laws and their enactments in favor of women, the number of crime against women is rising. Women should help each other instead of being so hateful and envious of one another but sadly it’s the other way round. Are you really doing something for women safety? Write to us in the comment box below. ————–
About the Author: This article is contributed by Nupur Sharma, our intern.