Rape Culture - The Rules We Know, The System We Donít
She Died Screaming And Scratching Those Rapists Faces. And Her Family Will
Die Many Times While Finding Justice In Court
Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for
themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped.
Women don't get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get
raped because they weren't careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped
them.Ē With the advent of 21st century where we are considered to be
technologically advanced we still witness such brutal and heinous crimes around
us. Out of everything RAPE should be the last thing we must be hearing of. It is
very sad to see people moving with last minute sympathy than actually trying to
change the regressive system which not many are not aware of.
Statistics say that India on an average recorded 88 rape cases daily in 2019 .
Even after witnessing many shocking incidents over the years, starting from
Nirbhaya rape case (2012), Unnao Rape Case (2017), Kathaua Rape case (2018),
Hyderabad Rape / murder case (2019) to Hathras Gang rape case this year. These
events chalk out the unwanted marginal reality of the sexual exploitation of
women in our country.
It's pretty evident that the Indian law or rather the Indian Penal Code Had Been
following a regressive path / system of justice, Which Indeed was changed after Nirbhaya Case. But That also wasn't sufficient enough to stop rapes in this holy
land. Isn't it ironical that India is the same nation where people worship
Goddess considering them All-Mother, a symbol of equality, power, prosperity but
still commit these insane crimes.
Well the question arising here is that we know the rules, the provisions under
IPC and CRPC, but how far are we successful in doing so! How far have we been
able to give justice to the victims! These questions overshadow the main
question which must be questioned is How far is our Indian Judicial System
efficient to deliver justice in these type of cases and situations!. We all have
witnessed the controversial cloud around the accused of the Nirbhaya Case.
openly say for the past 8 years those retarded people were enjoying in prison,
at least they had a life to live. This very particular aspect proves my
argument. Was the Indian Judicial System so clueless and helpless that it took
them 8 long years to deliver justice. It altogether seemed that the convicts
knew more of law than the learned sitting out there.
These statements clearly points out the fact that we really need a revamp in
this procedure or aspect of this system. Quick actions and strong actions must
always be taken and and encouraged. I very well remember The Bravery of
Telangana Police who encountered all the four accused of the Dr. Priyanka Reddy
rape case. But to the dismal many criticized this move demanding justice for the
convicts. What else people could have done, when people do the right thing, they
stand wrong in front of everyone. All people want is girls getting raped and
they do a candle march and shed tears but none want to have justice, try to do
justice at least. And when someone unlike the Telangana Police does, they
Now, writing of another prevailing thing which forms the main concept of
this research paper is Rape culture. It is very astonishing to see that how
people normalize this in accordance to the societal norms. The patriarchal
structure which empowers one gender needs to be changed. Its astonishing to see
that due to this particular culture narrows down to the thought that rape is
caused due to the victims behaviour and the girl or women should mend the ways
to avoid such instances.
It does more harm than good. Rape Culture blames
victims, which allows impunity for perpetrators and blaming victims doesn't just
fail to prevent rapes as it also constraints women lives and limits their
opportunities. But even the fact that men can also be raped and sexually
assaulted cant be left out.
In Conclusion, I would like to say that what we exactly need to do is to
change our minds, our mentalities, the regressive norms and thoughts must be
changed. Coming with that the system or the path / process of justice to the
rape victims also must be changed to set an example. As problems always need to
be solved through the root.
People who rape and commit these crimes must be shot
down immediately or else hanged as soon as caught by the police. Imprisoning
them is like giving an general aide to them. To ensure these forms of punishment
the forms of capital punishment must be brought back to action and even gender
neutral laws also must be implemented as a part of changing the regressive
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