Image courtesy: Syddharth
I wanted to do something quite elaborate for a pre-new years' eve post. I thought I'd do 3 different looks depending on how you're planning on celebrating the night. I even went to extent of trying to make a video encompassing 3 varied looks, and shot a little of it with Syddharth. But the moment I heard about the death of the Delhi gang rape victim, I decided to shelve the plan.
It did not feel right. Wait, let me correct that- It felt WRONG. Terribly wrong to be addressing something as minuscule as style concerns, when are there are far larger and graver concerns to be addressed at the moment. The horror of the crime committed is so extremely horrendous, I cringe and cry every time I even begin to think of what she must've gone through every second of it. I wonder how her parents will live every day of their lives with the mental burden of how brutally their daughter came to be murdered.
Everyone is busy playing the blame game. The people blame the government, the government blames the police department, the police department blames the women for being "modern and slutty and going out with boys, going partying, and being out that late(10pm) at night". In fact, the very ministers of this country tag modern women(basically women who are independent, opinionated, have a strong voice and rebel against these chauvinistic pigs) as "dented and painted". Abhijit Mukherjee. A Member of the Parliament! More importantly, THE PRESIDENT'S SON!
If these are the kind of pigs ruling the country, it's really no surprise that certain citizens are this rotten, cheap and disgusting, don't you think?
The need of the hour is harsher laws. And more importantly IMPLEMENT those laws, and implement them QUICK. If harsher punishments are given and their implementation is covered extensively by the media, at least the potential rapists will stop out of fear, if not conscience. While we work on giving justice and giving it fast, side by side our society really needs to work on how men look at women. Women are extensively objectified and looked upon as something meant to 'satisfy' a man. Only if we try to bring about change at an individual level, can this society change collectively.
My rantings here aren't really going to make a difference of any sort, but I had to vent out my thoughts and frustration in some form.
But yes, wrapping up with this, I hope you guys have fun and more importantly a safe night ahead of you.
See you next year! :)