To lighten our burden and scope of work and to use technology in a creative way, we have decided to develop a outrage/rape/mini skirt template.

Voices Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| July 2, 2014| 6.30 PM IST In a few days the new government will meet for a critical budget session that comes at a time when the country’s coffers are nearly empty, a drought is staring us in the face and internal and external security issues come knocking on our doors, every day. One day its Tapas Pal, next day someone else. To lighten our burden and scope of work and to use technology in a creative way, we have decided to develop a outrage/rape/mini skirt template. Remember the push during Lok Sabha 2014 that all parties made to secure votes from 44 percent or was it 49? Doesn’t matter, there are lots of them in any case. Unfortunately, the desire for education and the resultant move from villages to towns and from towns to cities and bigger cities has made women vulnerable. Lack of swift justice and strong action allows rapists to roam freely in our midst.  Our template is a ready reckoner. So whenever our leaders – political, economic, social and random – say something outrageous- we can just tick the relevant boxes and be done with it. All you/we have to do is to do is change the name depending on the incident. The rest, well, who cares.  Minister/MP/MLA/MLC says rapes are natural acts Minister/MP/MLA/MLC/says they will slit throats, chop up the body and rape the women of their opponents Minister/MP/MLA/MLC/says women who wear skirts and revealing clothes will be raped MP/MLA/MLC/Minister says it’s a conspiracy to defame me. I am a family man Minister/MP/MLA/MLC says child marriage will prevent rapes Minister/MP/MLA/MLC says cell phones cause rapes Minister/MP/MLA/MLC says my son cannot rape anyone. He comes from a good family Women’s Group says it is right wing propaganda Women’s Group says it is left wing propaganda Women’s group says rape accusation is to destroy India’s secular fabric Colleges/Institutions rape can be prevented if women are armed with a whistle Media remains selectively silent

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