Our society needs more people like the lady who stood up for the slut-shamed girl for her clothing

If you don’t know about the aunty that reportedly’ slut-shamed’ a girl for wearing a dress, you’re probably living under a rock. The incident occurred at a Gurgaon eatery and the aunty went so far as to tell the group of boys sitting next to the girl and her five female friends to rape the girl for wearing a dress, reports claim.

Unfortunately in India, an integral part of the victim-shaming narrative is the idea that a girl’s clothes are the reason she gets raped. Such people, however, forget that the body of a girl is not for moral police purposes, and she can dress the way she wants instead of wearing clothes that society considers’ safe.’ If anything, it is men who need to learn to’ control’ such vile thoughts. It really shows the exact reason why Delhi is known as the’ Rape Capital ‘ more than anything else.

There’s one hero that emerged that day: a mother to two daughters who was in the same store trying to get the person in question to understand: “I’m a two-daughter mother. I don’t mind my daughters wearing a swimsuit and walking down the street. You have no right to say anything about the wearing of it by the girls. Sorry for your comment, you have to tell her. I’m telling you, being a lady, you encourage the males outside…

“At this moment, it’s one by one, mother by mother, inn se haath jod kar bas maafi maang lo. You’re not going to say? If you’ve commented on a girl, if you’re a girl’s mother, if your child gets raped, what’s going to happen to you? You know what the feeling of rape is? I’m sure what the girl wears, it’s her right.

Her faith in society is constantly being tested for any girl in India. But it can make all the difference even if one person stands up for her. Imagine a complete stranger standing up. And we thank the two’s mother for that. In a country like India, where experience, age and gray hair are tantamount to being right, it is time we learned to take a step back and objectively re-evaluate such matters. The lengths of the sex, clothes and skirts should never matter. That should remain important is what we are bringing to society.

And while what these people say can be hurtful and offensive, we also need to remember that they are human. They are individuals with their own families, and they are not only cornered by a social media trial, it also drags them into their families. Ultimately, everything that remains is hurt and hurt more. Only in the hope that this person will one day see sense and logic and how damaging certain words and perceptions can be can we sign off from social media rants.

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