Tuesday, 29 July 2014

SHE



SHE crosses the 10000-reader mark. I take this opportunity to ponder. 

Should I feel proud of the “achievement”?

Is it an achievement, at all?

Stories/posts become popular (‘go viral’, as they say nowadays) based on their topicality and appeal to people. Published just a year ago, on 25-Jul-2013, this story seems to have held its relevance during the period, averaging about 30 reads a day.

That it continues to hold its relevance and appeal, alarms me. The unabated occurrence of rape/gang rape, almost on a daily basis, is what is keeping the topic of the story alive. This aspect is deeply distressing to the husband, the father, the son, the brother, the uncle, and the grandfather in me.

Will women ever be safe in our society?