I’ve woken up to the news that the Indian woman who was gang raped in the bus, has died. Also reported was a 17-year-old girl who committed suicide because the Police were forcing her to drop her rape charges and marry one of the perpetrators. These are just the most recently reported cases that have captured the media’s attention.
Everyday, the powerful are viciously assaulting the weaker – be they children, elderly, the disabled, women and men who cannot defend themselves. And what does it say about us as a society that allows this to occur?
Actions are needed, and as a Mother of a boy, I’ll do my best to ensure that he will not be indoctrinated into this society’s views. I realise it’s an uphill battle, but it’s my responsibility to raise him to respect and honour those who need protection from those who will prey on the weak.
I also encourage you if you too are outraged, to take a look at this website:
We just can’t keep letting this happen. Change happens one person at a time, and you can make a difference even if it’s raising your children to think differently, or talk to your brothers, husbands, partners, uncles, fathers, please take the time out to start the conversation. Also talk to your sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts, it’s all about effecting a change through society and make a difference.