We see incidents of rapes, acid attacks and other physical attacks on women, which is very unfortunate and must not happen. The guidance from the parents and teachers and by the elders in the society is diminishing astonishingly.
Many times, girls and grown up women talk by looking into the eye, happily and in seemingly uninhibited manner but in reality, they are not flirting or wanting to have sex but however, most of the young boys or even grown up men grossly misread their behaviour and act accordingly, assuming the female wants just flirting and physical intimacy from them. Many times the woman tries to ‘correct’ her behaviour but the male mind has already created such an impression and presumes that she wants it and the rape or forceful behaviour follows. The boy wrongly thinks, and unjustifiably feels hurt assuming that she was interested in him earlier and now why she was ditching him. In such cases frequently the guy wants to teach the girl a lesson. And so the revenge (entirely wrong) follows.
Actually the anatomy and the chemical changes (I am putting it in a simplistic manner) in the brain of quite a number of women are rather complicated and described as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia in a generalized manner, but in reality, the concerned women is quite innocent, in most of the cases she ends up saying or even crying “ maine to kutch nahin kiya” and she is speaking nothing but the truth.
You must have heard the term,” hansi to phansi” and this has become the tragedy for most of the women and girls especially in the northern part of our country. There are a lot of goonda type students who travel in trains, mostly WR, and harass women or talk indecently to embarrass the accompanying brother or parents. The duty of the Railway police and even the TTE is to check such incidents as much as they can by being pro-active. In a random manner, they should patrol some compartments and make their presence felt.
It is the duty of the social and cultural organisations to try and throw light on these matters but they are more interested in defining who is a “Hindu” and who is not. We must have men and women working together shouldering work in the factories and other such places of endeavor. We should make more swimming pools, let us say, in Mumbai where boys and girls will practice competitive swimming and thereby their minds will get free of curious female anatomy and good girl swimmers will command respect. Track and field events should also be organised with patronage from industrial houses and here also the dirty minds of bad boys will get liberated.
Let us hope the new women beat marshals bring in the desired social betterment.