“Taang dikhane ko agar yeh ladki baithi hai, toh mein usko kyun roku,” said one woman when asked why she didn’t stop a man from recording girl on his camera phone on the sly. This is perhaps one of the worst reactions, not only because it is so illogical, but also because it comes from a woman.
We have seen a slew of social experiments in the last one year and one thing is constant: people blaming the victim rather than the offender. From gender biases (Despite the Hypocrisy, I See Light for Women at the End of the Tunnel) to women related issues, (‘Women Ask For Rape,’ Say 80 Per Cent of Indian Men) Indians have shown to have a reverse psychological trigger when it comes to reacting to crime – It’s always the victim’s (read woman’s) fault!
This video yet again highlights the same fact. Made by Funk You, the video features a man shooting a video of a girl wearing shorts on the sly, focusing on her legs. He is seen recording the video on his phone in public places like bus stops and in the street. People around can clearly see what is happening and their reaction, or rather the lack of it, fast went from shocking to saddening.
I guess coming from a country where even women politicians blame the rape victims for bringing it upon themselves, I really shouldn’t have any expectations, right?
If the government doesn’t get any better, I really hope for a change in women themselves; hopefully they’ll stop judging and blaming other women or being victims themselves and finally take charge.
However, not all of the video is in bad light. I’ll leave you to watch the video and form your own conclusion.