Nothing will change till the people at the top, running the show, change their mindsets. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam's derogatory remarks against BJP Smriti Irani go on to show why we cannot hope for things to change in favour of women in this country. He said in a political debate on NATIONAL TV targeting the lady," you used to dance on TV (aap to TV pe thumke lagaaya karti thi), now you are a poll analyst!"
It is a country where after spate of rape cases in a state, a senior leader remarks that in 90 % of rape cases are consensual sex gone wrong! Worse still, for them all the hue and cry that is made on this issue is political conspiracy against destabilising the government! Whom are we expecting to enact strict laws against such crimes!!
And we the people! Ours is a country where after hearing the news of rape, first reaction people give is 'What was the women doing there at that point of time, how was she dressed, was she drunk' and and dissect victim's character the way they like. It is not some uneducated, uncouth, backward people we are talking about. These are educated, office going, suit tie wearing people, discussing in their fancy offices over their fancier lunch. Even women are not behind in raising there first fingers on the rape victim. This attitude makes the sexual crimes the most under reported cases in India.
Even the people, who are protesting against this crime, or out on the roads holding placards or candles or busy over mobiles forwarding the received messages, are they really concerned or just exhibiting a crowd mentality. I received two messages yesterday evening both claiming that the Delhi rape victim breathed her last and let's protest on Saturday wearing black clothes. I was furious to say the least. Are we running a race, that in order to show 'me too' , we are not even bothered to check facts!