My Mom, Vidhyalakshmi Rao has been a part of A Journalist Reveals from its inception. She has been sharing her views in relation to social issues following the mission we are committed to – Creativity, Sustainability and Spirituality – We reveal the unrevealed. After reading our friend Charu Tiwari’s take on Blaming the Victim, Mom wanted to add some more stuff to make the issue a complete one. Thus, Reply to Blaming the Victim came into being.
Reply to Blaming the Victim
By Vidhyalakshmi Rao
Charu Beta, you could not sleep that night when you got to know about the gang rape of a male dog. You have not heard the worst yet. There have been several instances like this before. I will take you through a journey of how this has been happening. It is going to be a long journey. Be ready for this article being posted in parts.
If you read the Devi Bhagavatam, you will know that there was a demon called Mahishasura. He was conceived by the mating of a demon and a buffalo. A demon fell in love with a female buffalo and kept it with him. The result of their mating was Mahishasur – part demon and part buffalo. Mahishasur became a menace to all beings after getting boons for his penance. It was lady power that overcame this demon-animal – the Devi Durga.
Recently, it was a male dog, who was raped. If it had happened to a female dog, what progeny would have been born to the bitch? Feeling disgusted? There is more to come. Stay tuned…
To be continued…
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Well I was reading this reply and I couldn’t sleep when I heard about the rape of a 10 month old baby girl and rape of a dog was altogether different(well that took me a week to actually believe it happened).My point wasn’t male or female dogs being raped but with all due respect it was more about the restrictions and blames put on girls alone.Why aren’t males ever made accountable for their actions?This is the question I’m actually trying to raise.
Charu, this is the editor, Yashaswini. First of all, thanks for your comment. We did understand your concern. There are so many things like this happening around. We are trying to find some kind of solution to these issues. Our website is accessed by several people including NGOs and other important people. We are trying to highlight all such issues. But, Gayatri or I are hesitant to reveal certain things. That job is being done by Vidhya Aunty, who is 76, today. She was a social worker before. Unless and until a proper background is prepared, the solutions can be dismissed, easily. We want these issues to reach the right people so that like you said on the Fuzia Shoutbox that these men should be held accountable and control their hormones. Aunty will tackle every aspect of it over these later parts. We request you to be patient and read them if you think you should. You are not the only one. There are several other girls, who are raising these very issues.