The Delhi and Bombay episodes where the victims have acquired a
‘Nirbhayya’ tag has proved the problem has been on the increase with an increase in demented and worthless men lurking around in literally haunted places to wait for their prey like wild animals. What is more disgusting is the attitude of our so called ‘leaders’ who appear to hold the victims responsible for the brutal acts of their gender which is proof of their prejudiced minds. In such a scenario it is for the women journalists or any working woman for that matter to think of their own safety/security first and avoid going to such trouble some spots haunted by beastly men who don’t need any provocation of the type of attire the woman dons.
I remember my participating in a Radio programme titled ‘women joining
Combatant forces’ and I said it is not advisable for various reasons, one of which was the risk they face on the field unlike their male counterparts. ‘As long as there are unbalanced men in our society who don’t respect women the problem of their safety will continue’ I had reiterated. This programme was aired somewhere in early seventies, almost four decades ago.
One thing that has remained or on the increase is the unhealthy and prejudiced attitude existing towards the fair sex in our society.
n.meera raghavendra rao