REASON 5 :
I need to be the change I want to see in the country.
It is time to turn apathy into affirmative action.
I pledge to stand up for that girl being heckled on the road, that woman being manhandled on public transport, that wife or mother or daughter that I know is being brutalized at home.
I won’t look the other way or be a silent spectator anymore.
My son, my brother, my husband and my father have no right to speak to or touch or even look at a woman if she doesn’t want him to. If they don’t know it already, then it is high time I told them so.
I promise to never ever say or think or feel that the victim was at fault for dressing up or going out or being with a boy. I will no longer put up with people who think that the victim ‘deserved’ being raped for going against our ‘culture’ or for not being ‘moral’ enough.
I will not go on living in fear without doing anything about it.
I WILL NOT FORGET YOU, YOU BRAVE GIRL. Rest in peace.
Written by : Meenakshi Ganesh (http://fisheyes-meanie.blogspot.in/search/label/Woman)