Do we know about Blank Noise? And what they are up to?
This is yet another positive step to raise our voices against eve-teasing which sometimes end in rape cases.
This is what an Educated Female commented on a 9 year old being raped in Goa:
“You can’t blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound to titillate the senses,” New Delhi’s Mail Today newspaper quoted Pamela Mascarhenas, Goa’s deputy director of tourism, as saying Friday.
I now wonder if she should be refered as ‘educated’.
Letter to the Deputy Director of Tourism, Goa from the Action Heroes of Blank Noise:
To the Deputy Director of Tourism, Goa
By making the statement above you are blaming women instead of taking responsibility of the issue. If you believe a person’s dress is culturally inappropriate, you may continue to believe so, but you cannot defend any act of violence. A person inappropriately dressed according to your idea of ‘Indianness’ does not deserve to be attacked, assaulted, molested, raped or even whistled at.
For your information, women from across age groups be it 3 month old babies of 90 year old have been raped. They have been raped in saris, burkhas, salwar kameez, school uniforms, bikinis, jeans, skirts, shirts, lungis. Women have been molested, assaulted, raped at all times of the day, and in public places.
We hope this will direct you towards taking responsibility of these incidents by actually addressing male behavior and men in Goa, for which you will first have to address yourself by accepting this truth.
We have evidence even though we don’t really need it.
No woman of any color, dress , age, character deserves to be sexually violated or what some might lightly call ‘eve teased’.
Thank you for your attention,
An Indian girl who loves her saris and her hot pants.
I do not deserve to be violated because of what I wear: I NEVER ASK FOR IT.
How disgusting is this to say that women are being raped cos of the dress they wear. Do we forget the fact that even a girl child is being sexually molested in this country….not to forget the ones who wear saree or salwar-kameez? Such sick people only need an excuse to save their asses….and what an idea sir jee to blame the victim herself. “Kapde hi aise pehne the…hum kya karein??”…right??
These kind of things only make me hate such people more and more. I wonder if imprisonment for some years would be sufficient for them. Our nation doesn’t fully support the capital statement….but I do. And if not that…I strongly believe that the only punishment for such a sin should be to castrate the accuse.
Unfortunately this is not possible…what we can do the least is from our end is to raise our voices through each and every means we can. And Blank Noise is one of them. They are going to have a meeting on 27th of Feb in New Delhi. It would be great if we can join hands to support this cause.
Visit this link for more updates: http://blog.blanknoise.org/
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Together we can make it happen!!