Saturday, February 28, 2009

Provocation.........

Indian Home Maker has written a thought provoking post on provocative dressing here. And Nimmy has written a post in reply here.

Universally, society sets the norms for acceptable behavior. All the individual can do is try to raise awareness and contribute towards changing how a society deals with issues. Even in the west, emancipation and equal rights for any underprivileged section of society, whether women or blacks, has been won one small step at a time.

Here is a story from today's Saudi Gazette. A 23-year-old unmarried, gang-raped woman was awarded a one-year prison term and 100 lashes for committing adultery, getting pregnant and trying to abort the foetus. The judge was considerate enough to postpone the lashes to be administered after the child is born.

I have read somewhere that a society is judged by the way it treats its weakest members. And I guess this society has a long way to go before it can be called compassionate or just or civilized.

8 comments:

nimis540 said...

:)

interesting parallel lines drawn..

Saudi is known for crudding women human rights,and I don't expect them to change in any near future.That said,the crime rates are really low.Yes,there is underreporting,as like in india where abuse is associated with social stigma,so we never know..

Forget the conservtive Saudi,which is still in dark agaes..What about our so called liberalk secular ,enlightened and next super-power India...??

Every hour that ticks by in India inflicts more brutality on women, with two rapes, two kidnappings, four molestations and seven
incidents of cruelty from husbands and relatives, reveal the latest national crime statistics.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), on an average every hour at least 18 women in the country were victimized in 2006 and more disturbingly, the numbers are swiftly increasing.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2696292.cms (jan 13 2008 report)


Now that says well how we indian society treats our women..lol..

Before we poke at others nose,maybe we need to clean ours first :)

Sagarone said...

Yes Nimmy, I agree with you that our society still has a long distance to cover before we consider ourselves enlightened. But at least we have taken the first step in recognizing these incidents as crimes against women, which others have yet not.

nimis540 said...

Yeah,so true..They don't even recognize and have a law for domestic violence..What a big joke they make of themselves and their women :(

Indyeah said...

that story reported in the Saudi Gazette is heartbreaking ..actually I dont even have a word for it...Couldnt comment after reading that story...who does this?What kind of a society does this?This is barbarism ..

Maald said...

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hitch writer said...

shocking story that... disgusting !

Manan said...

Its a sad truth to hear,but i m quite optimistic that these social evils will be taken care off only if we as people come and unite together to fight against it....

Rakesh said...

And another edict by a religious leader in Saudi saying TV Channel owners are as worse as Drug Dealers...

Against music, against cinema, only for such mindless customs...