The SlutWalk movement

Read this article to get more details on the movement and this commentary on it as well..

While the title of the movement/protest march sounds provocative it has served its purpose – getting media attention and tongues wagging.

In an Indian context, the Toronto cop’s advise to York University students on  not dressing up like sluts to avoid attention has been said in perhaps not such abusive terms. Whether it has been the 4th estate, policy makers, those influencers – Bollywood/Kollywood/Tollywood and wormwood:people who are there to serve and protect, nearly every entity has at one point in time preached the modesty of virtue!!!

Yet, we as (Indian) society have decidedly kept mum. Centuries of conditioning has ensured that a vast majority of girls/women here evolve into docile,  non-assertive, non-aggressive, submissive, non-questioning, non-thinking and a lot of other qualitative adjectives to become doormats, easily bought/exchanged.

We still live in a feudal society where a woman’s right is non-existent.

Women still prefer staying “married” to alcoholics, abusive, psychotic, bestial creatures, whom I shall not term as men, instead of walking away from such relationships with whatever shards of mental equilibrium, dignity and self respect they manage to hold on to.

All because society still treats a woman separated/divorced/single as pariah.

Urban society fortunately has changed with women in metros seemingly allowed their individuality. I thank my fortune for being born in a metro-esque setting till I walk down the street to have a stare follow me, till I see a woman fighting off a molester while a crowd enjoys the show, till I see women scurrying to their cars after catching a late night’s show…….

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6 thoughts on “The SlutWalk movement

  1. All these acts of submission are centuries of conditioning by an insecure mind intent on keeping what is perceived as rightfully his!

  2. How come there is no justification for any other crime like murder or stealing. Is the justification because rape is crime against women? And this is 2011.

    • Or is it like oh the poor guy didn’t really want to grope/ molest/ pinch/ rape, but got lured into doing it coz you know why…because of what you were wearing. Wow!! Really now?

    • @anju…the following comment is from someone called Rajesh: “@anjali, Tell me one thing, if the guy who is ogling at you is a tall, handsome and rich guy, you gals do not find that as eve teasing. but if he is coming from a poor status with thin frame and ugly features. How dare he stares at me? Look, look he is stripping me with his looks. God, u girls are hypocrites and ur are your own worst enemies. P.S: By this i do not mean that grope/molest/pinch/rape because of the way the women was dressed is justified. Am just making a point of ur women’s hypocrisy”
      Though I trashed the comment these are the sort of guys who abound, insecure and immature. Till men are taught as boys to respect themselves and respect women we will continue to have people like this with their belittling thoughts!!!

      • Preeti – This is exactly the kind of guy who will justify any misbehaving on what a woman was wearing. Sad. I am going to assume he is speaking from experience and is in fact himself, the “the poor status guy with thin frame and ugly features.” I really don’t think he deserves a reply. Even so I’d like to ask – Mister didn’t your mama teach you any manners?

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