PM Modi on Rape Cases: Correct Sons, Don’t Question Daughters

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/pm-modi-on-rape-cases-correct-sons-don-t-question-daughters-576261

Certainly sounds good.  Brings to mind a conversation I had with a friend yesterday.  She has a daughter who studies in a premier professional institute in Bangalore.  The girl lives in a hostel and is doing her post-graduation.  Just as we were sitting and chatting, she received a call from the daughter asking her to call the warden of the hostel immediately and inform her that the girl was coming home for the weekend.

I was shocked.  The girl is 22 – the average age of the hostelites doing post-graduation in the institute.  Legally speaking, she is an adult.  She is well above the age of consent.  It is not as if the hostel would take any tangible responsibility if something “wrong” were to happen to her during day time or within the confines of the hostel.  Nothing they do could change anything in any case.  So how can they curtail her freedom of movement to the extent of her going home to her mother (just a few kms from the hostel btw) over the weekend and insist she be back in the hostel by 9 pm?  

Anyone could call up and inform the warden that her daughter was coming home.  How are they going to check out the veracity each and every time?  It is not as if those girls who are determined to have a “good time” don’t despite all these restrictions.

Shame that we don’t treat our daughters as anything more than a piece of flesh to be kept “protected” from the big bad wolves while we allow those wolves to roam free anytime of day or night.

Mr. Modi, can you do anything to forbid hostels from imprisoning our daughters?

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8 Responses to “PM Modi on Rape Cases: Correct Sons, Don’t Question Daughters”

  1. Came here from IHM’s blog. I liked the way Mr. Modi mainstreamed issues that haunt the country but nobody of his stature would acknowledge publically. And when the PM talks sense, no other minister or people in authority will dare to blame the victim or trivialise serious issues. I see it as a huge positive step from him.
    Kudos to Mr. Modi for it 🙂

    I like the point you raised. Women don’t need protection, they need empowerment to protect themselves instead on depending on others for the same.

  2. How naive can a national shooter be?
    Tara Sahdev accused Ranjit Kumar Kohli of marrying her under pretext of wrong identity and that he was a Muslim man named Rakibul Hasan. The national shooter said that she was wooed by Ranjit who used to come and watch her practice on the shooting grounds. The two came close and got married on July 7 in a grand affair that was attended by several big names, including politicians. But the nightmare began from the first night itself when Rakibul Hasan called 20-25 Hajis and forced Tara to convert to Islam. And when she refused, she was brutally assaulted and left to be bitten by dogs. Rakibul also tried to physical force himself upon her.

  3. “I know, I was a victim”

  4. “the more sexual partners a woman had had before marriage, the less happy she reported her marriage to be.” The same was not true for men.”

  5. Manu, what are your personal thoughts on this matter?

  6. pleasure as an end in itself will end in pain. My opinion

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