Sunday, November 24, 2013

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

As per news a state government is accused of putting a young lady under surveillance. Whether it was with her knowledge or not is not I will discuss but it is reported that her father has stated that he had requested Chief Minister for it as he was close to him. It is a fact that we all make use of our contacts for something or the other we wish to do. It is also reported that government stand now is that it provided security to her on her father’s request. There is nothing incorrect about it but what I would like to know is that who had foot the expenses needed for such surveillance or provision of security – did the father pay for it or was it misuse of taxpayer’s money? If it is later then in all fairness the concerned bigwigs should take responsibility and face consequences. The public has right to know.

A young law graduate lady is reported to have said that a recently retired judge under whom she had done internship had indulged in unbecoming behavior. What pains me is not only such act of a custodian of law, if true but also why did she wait for so long before bringing it out. She should have reported it as soon as it occurred without any fear of her career as I am sure it would not have been jeopardized. Why should a girl bear with such degrading behavior just for the fear of career? This act of silence encourages such persons to victimize more hapless girls.

Coming to reported physical assault on a young lady reporter by one of seniors whom she had full faith in - When will girls learn to defend themselves under such circumstances? She should have given him a kick on his face with her knee when he bent down to do what he is supposed to have done or she should have kicked him in groin or she should have bitten his ear off. She should have started banging the lift door as her hands were free which would have attracted a lot of attention and also would have deterred the alleged culprit from doing what he did.

It will take ages to make desired changes in thinking of men towards girls which again is due to our own folly but that should not stop any girl to be brave and not get scared under such situations.  


Do you think my thoughts are right? 

5 comments:

Jyoti Mishra said...

totally agree with you..
dependence on others is what we girls need to shed..

Amrita said...

I completely agree with you.I wish all parents were this forthcoming in ensuring that their girls can act for their defense. There is nothing to be ashamed about it.
I also appreciate your acceptance that it will take long for men's attitude to change. It is upon the girls to fend for themselves.

John Albert said...

right....but yar some thoughts cant be expressed

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Ellen said...

You are correct, Jack. Girls should be taught the art of self-defense. It should be taught by parents in the home and by teachers in schools.

It all starts in the home. If sons are raised to be good men respectful of women.... and daughters raised to be good women and made aware of their rights, then perhaps such horrible things may be avoided. Parents have such a great role in the family, not just that of caring and nurturing their children but making sure that they become responsible members of society and not be its villains instead.

Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Jack said...

TO ALL OF YOU :

OMG, I did not reply to your views! Really SORRY. Take care


JYOTI :

Thanks for your supportive views. Take care


AMRITA :

I am sure you will prove to be a very very good and supportive parent. Take care


JOHN :

Right you are. Some thoughts are so difficult to express. Take care


ELLEN :

You have so rightly said that it is parents who can make the difference by inculcating the right thinking in children - be it boys or girls. Take care