Recently the issue has been highlighted at SRM University, Chennai, where a female student complained of sexual assault on her by the worker of Hostel Mess.
The management’s reaction was very strange. Instead of confronting the culprit the Hostel Warden blamed them for wearing short clothes. Warden didn’t take the complaint seriously and stated that, change your dress and go to sleep.
Oh! Come on. Give me a break, did I heard it right. The fault is of girl because she was wearing
short clothes so, that anyone has the authority to misbehave with her. I mean, is this the mentality we are living with and feeding the same to our next generation.
We used to talk about Women Empowerment in contrast to this we are not willing to give proper security as well as respect to females. In school and college where everyone learns about equality, there only we are getting incidents of rape and sexual abuse. Is this what the countries future we are looking for?
In our country does the size of the dress will decide whether the girl deserves respect or not? Is it worth saying by the person who is at the management that her dress size is small? After a long protest by the
students, college authority filled an FIR, just to save their image. Does this behavior worth-it? If a girl is not safe in the
hostel premises then how could we make a better India for them?
If these types of incidents will continue increasing at this pace, then how a parent will allow her daughter to leave the city for further studies. It ultimately makes our
society more conservative and leaves no space for the development. As a common saying, “Educate a Women and you educate a Family”. But in this way will it be possible to educate our girls and let her achieve a distinguished post in her life.
The society is becoming judgmental on each and everything. But judging a girls character by her dress is completely not acceptable. People need to behave more maturely and responsibly. Every girl deserves respect and we are nobody to judge her on the length of her dress. As the culture is changing the dressing style is also changing likewise we need to change our thinking as well.
Everyone likes to be in fashion and follow the trend, so others have no authority to judge any girls on her dress. We don’t have to criticize anyone for their dressing. With passing time the dressing style will automatically change. It just needs a level of maturity not only from boys but also from uncles and aunts.
When parents allow their daughters to take education and work on which field you like, then why the parents are not understanding the change in society. Parents don’t need to judge other girls as their dress is.