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We have double standards and are very choosy about whom we defend, for we are hypocrites. It has a name : Selective outrage.
The headline jumped at me from the newspapers in the morning — India is second only to Afghanistan in gender bias and consequently crimes against women in South Asia. Though it makes me mad, I am not going to write about gender inequality. There are more qualified feminist and other blogs that would do a great job of it. I am in no mood for the routine male bashing, in-laws bashing, marriage bashing, tradition and culture bashing, religion bashing, Khap…all touted as being the causes for the state that women in our country are in. I am mad at an entirely different thing. Read the post and tell me if my anger is justified or not.
Children are increasingly becoming the victims of every kind of crime. What is even more disturbing is the fact that they are themselves becoming the perpetrators of the abuse and other crimes against other children, be it rape or murder. My heart goes out to the parents who send their children to school everyday, not knowing which beast is lurking around the corner. Creating awareness to protect the children and noise enough to scare the criminals are the only solutions in sight.