“I Wasn’t Asking For It, Even If I Were Naked”, When Is A Woman To Blame For Rape?

Posted on October 1, 2014 in Gender-Based Violence, Society, Taboos, Video

A woman is raped every 30 minutes in the country. Last year, as much as 33,707 rapes were reported in the country and an equal number of instances are said to go unreported. This grim reality of a woman’s constant worry for her safety in the country begs the question that where are we, as a country, and as a society, going wrong?

The answer lies probably within ourselves, and not in the outside factors that we attribute as the ‘cause behind rape’. There’s no justification for sexual or physical violence against women and no, the common “she asked for it”, rhetoric doesn’t count. Whatever be her clothing, behaviour or state of inebriation, it doesn’t give anyone the right to infringe on her personal space and justify any form of violence.

This video attempts to bring home the same point in a poignant manner. Watch the video, it will leave you with some questions which need urgent answering about our outlook towards violence against women.

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