One of our correspondents from India, Souparna Chakraborty, documents his feelings about sexism in Indian Society and his reaction to the BBC documentary ‘India’s Daughter’.
There has always been a debate about what the appearance of Indian society is to the outside world. Trust me, it is a society where the man has dominated throughout and “taught the lesson” from time to time to the women, signifying where they truly position themselves in our society. Although the year is 2015, our society still has a mentality that is much too orthodox. Such kind of mentality does not harness anything in our society for good, but instigates too much gender basis discrimination. Our society treats women as flowers, which if kept in the open street are wasted and if kept in the temple are worshipped. Our society treats women as the particular gender born to look after the household work and born to treat the man they are married to as God. There have been countless cases which prove this. Indian society has always been and will always be the one which is dominated by discrimination and superstition.
Males have been dominating this society for a long time, but when it comes to career and development I purely cannot see a case where there should be any discrimination. Yet there is.
Coming to the discrimination part. There are a lot of mentality differences between people residing in the metro cities and those in tier-2, tier-3 or the rustic population. This difference of mentality causes the abuse suffered by women of developed cities, from the cab driver, to a passerby just because of their dress sense, their lifestyle or the ultra modern mentality which contradicts the pre established social mindset. Abuse is everywhere. Teasing, torturing and abuse, simply proves the filth the society is in and the society which just simply cannot tolerate progress that women are making. Males have been dominating this society for a long time, but when it comes to career and development I purely cannot see a case where there should be any discrimination. Yet there is. Everyone is aware of the recent BBC documentary “India’s daughter” that has been banned throughout the nation. Still I got a chance to download the documentary from the internet. The effect which the thing had on me is the outcome I am writing this blog. Seriously speaking, I am quite ashamed that I belong to be a part of this society.
In this documentary, the BBC states that in every 20minutes a girl is raped in India, and while the rapes per minute is worse is many other countries, it is still shameful for a developing country like India. Oh wait, India has been in the developing phase for the last two decades. India is innovating which I know and I understand and I feel proud of my nation for all its achievement. But when it comes to the social standard and the discriminations I prefer to keep my mouth shut. Honestly I feel it should undergo a strict radical change which is utmost required but see no hope of achieving the so called change. The society is such that it believes in finding loopholes in the law rather than obeying the law. And speaking of the law, chuck it. If amendments are to be considered the nation revolts, the common public suffers the bruises and then it is achieved. I seriously ask myself, what the hell is this? Orthodox mindset domination is solely responsible for all this.
People here believe in idol worship and more of such non sense stuff like wearing a black band around their wrist should protect them against all the odds. People here believe more in the words of the priest than implementing their own thoughts. People in this society does not love god but fear the wrath of the God. Social stigmata have played a very crucial role in this society and as far as my belief it will. People here are much too concerned what other people will think, instead of considering how their life is going to be. People here are much too orthodox as a whole. Still there are people who demand change, people with a developed mentality, people who consider the change, people who feel our mentality needs to be mended, people who have a faith in themselves rather than others. These are the particular people who suffer all the bruises from the political workers or the orthodox people ruining the society.
This is the society which the Aryans have established keeping in mind the life factor. I properly see no signs of that in this era. The society and the culture which originated without bloodshed is writhing in blood now. Blood from all the gang rapes, the domestic abuses or simply the tears that roll out because of no more tolerate.
We as humans, let’s bring a change. Jai Hind!!
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