Rape is one of the most brutal crimes on earth and it becomes even more
terrible when the crime is committed by someone you've known for years, someone
you trusted the most or someone you thought to be friends with.
The existence of these crimes in society is there because of the rusted
mentality of people. Society always blames victims that rape does have to be
with women's actions. She is responsible for going to the bar, getting blackout
drunk, bringing a guy home, and being raped. Society doesn't blame the rapist
for not respecting women's consent.
When such absurd action like rape is done by a known person then it becomes
almost impossible for women to trust anyone ever again. For the sake of
precaution maybe it's good for women to have trust issues.
According to Thomson Reuter survey 2011, India was 4th most unsafe country for
women. We saw negative progress in the report of 2018 by the same source.
Thomson Reuter survey said that India is the most dangerous and unsafe country
for women due to the high risk of sexual violence.
According to statistics of the last 10 years, approximately more than 90% of
rape crimes are committed by someone known to the victim. Incidents of cruel
rapes and sexual violence against women are increasing day by day.
Here are some cases:
Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug vs. Union of India
25 years old nurse Aruna was brutally raped by her colleague when she was
menstruating. The rapist crossed every line of humanity. He strangled her with a
metal chain and left her to die. Aruna was in a vegetative state for more than
40 years, she died in 2015.
Dhananjoy Chatterjee vs. state of West Bengal
14-year-old schoolgirl Hetal was brutally raped and killed by watchman Dhananjoy
Chatterjee. Dhananjoy even raped Hetal's dead body after killing her.
In most of the cases, the rapist's intoxicate the victim before committing a
crime. The most commonly used chemical in sexual crimes is alcohol but there are
more drugs commonly known as Rape Drugs. These drugs are colorless, odorless,
and tasteless and therefore they easily dissolve in beverages. These drugs make
the victim feel unconscious. The victim loses her ability to defend
To prevent brutal violence against women we cannot depend on the law. There is a
need to change the mentality of society. Men should understand and respect
women's consent and will. It is well said by Kurt Cobain:
Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few
minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate
women about how to defend themselves. What needs to be done is teaching men not