Rape­-prostitute­-bastard­-virginity!

December 30, 2012

 

To utter the word rape many people are unwilling. How many people say that in 1971 Pakistani soldiers and their collaborators raped 200,000 to 400,000 women?! In history how many places these women’s tales are told? Didn’t we keep them away from family, society, history by giving them the name “Birangona?? Rape is the outcome of not giving a human being the status of not only human being but also any living being. Since women are the most victims of rape, that’s why talking about rape of women, not denying or forgetting raped men. Since the history of mankind every female since early childhood till death faces the risk of being raped. The probability starts from own home, family; is there any place, country free of this risk? In Bangladesh and many countries how raped women are treated? Whenever a rape case is known, people start asking so many questions, pointing fingers to the victim’s attitude, lifestyle, even dress up! Does anyone ask question once who are the rapists, what’s happening to bring them to justice? Most of the times raped women are forgotten in the family and society. In 1971 this happened. Those 200,00 to 400,000 raped by Pakistani soldiers and their collaborators were left by their families, society and also by the state! They were forgotten, wished they were dead or never existed! In Bangladesh there is honor killing like many countries! This is not limited to only Muslim families.

An woman living in this country for many years said that one cause of this country’s women being raped is their clothes! I asked her what are the causes of women being raped in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Middle East and like countries? She took the conversation to different things. I couldn’t say, what type of clothes Bangladeshi women wore in 1971? I see this ridiculous thinking among many highly educated, well established women! What else to say about men? Though it is parent/guardian’s duty to teach children (especially male) that don’t judge anyone by that person’s clothes. If someone wears short, revealing dress don’t think bad of that person, nobody has the right to misbehave with that person. When children are a bit older must tell them that nobody has the right to rape anyone. Nobody has the right to rape girlfriend or wife.

When someone says “No”, it’s the ultimate no. Once I told these things to a Bangladeshi woman, she just looked at me for a while and said, many Bangladeshi women wouldn’t understand my words, that husbands can rape wives. When wife is not willing that’s rape. Men’s understanding is so far away! My question is how far away? We understand rocket science, brain surgery, some of us do these (in profession) but we don’t understand, believe in the full rights of women! So often we protest, demand for rights of so many things but keep silent for the rights of mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, girlfriends, unknown women! We write in newspapers, on Facebook for the gang-raped girl in Delhi (of course we must write) but keep quiet about the raped native girl in our own birth land! Why don’t we protest for each rape victim? Why don’t we find out the rapists? Why don’t we bring justice to each rape victim?!

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