It has been a while since we’ve come face to face with the fact that rape, being the worst of them all, is not the only form of sexual abuse women are facing. From lecherous stares to stalker messages on social media to masturbating at someone in public, these are becoming a scary trend . I wonder, is it because these perverts think, “Oh! I may not get away with rape, but this, maybe I could get away with!”? Seriously, what is wrong with our society?
In the most recent of cases, an expat writer living in Mumbai was masturbated at in public, and here is what she tweeted:
To clarify, here’s the guy. These other two were kind enough to respond to my calls for help. pic.twitter.com/aMzULT1uCj— Maryanna Abdo (@MaryAbdo) August 17, 2015
Is this the kind of reputation we want for our cities? Is this the type of society we want to build and live in? Whoever says, “Stop now! Things are changing.” Well, take this. We’re far from an effective solution.