Nirbhaya’s Rapist Said “Once The Rape Had Started, She Shouldn’t Have Struggled With Her Attackers”


5 years ago

today,

on 16th December 2012,

Nirbhaya, a 23 year old physiotherapist intern, was brutally gangraped by 6 men in Delhi.

Nirbhaya and her male friend were offered a ride by an off duty bus, where 6 different men (including a minor) raped her in the most heinous way possible and then threw her body out of the bus while her male friend laid unconscious in the bus.

The driver, who was one of the rapists, actually had the gall to say that she shouldn’t have been out at night with a male friend. And that once the rape started, she shouldn’t have struggled with her attackers.
One of the defence lawyers said that Nirbhaya was in fact a disgrace to the society as she ‘went out at night with a male friend’.

Nirbhaya was not you. She was not me. But she was in fact one of us. 

She was one of our sisters, brought to life by the same mother land. It could’ve easily been you and me.

The fact that she went through that traumatising experience and then was blamed for it is one of the worst things that can happen to womankind, especially when she was at no fault.

It’s said that you can’t clap with one hand- that there’s always both sides that are responsible for a conflicting situation.
But what was her fault here?

That she actually went out at night ?
That she was with a male friend ?
That she took public transportation?
That she was a woman?

Rape is not a woman’s fault.
It’s never a woman’s fault.

For all she wants, she can walk naked on the street and she still wouldn’t be ‘asking for it.’

The overcoverage of rape in the media desensitises the public towards the brutality of it. It normalises rape as if it’s a problem that is inevitable and that it just needs to be accepted as the truth.

This gives rise to Rape Culture.

With the rise of social media, the women of this age, actually have a platform to not only raise their voices but be the voices.
Our sacred feminine energy that has been oppressed since ages needs to come together to fight for our sisters, for our mothers, our daughters and ourselves.

Instead of promoting rape culture and blaming the victim for every single incident,

can we not stop promoting statements like “men will be men” and actually hold the men responsible for their actions ?

Can we stop teaching young girls how to be safe and instead,

teach young boys not to sexualise girls ?

Can we give the daughters of India the liberty to be themselves, the freedom to roam around whenever they want, at whatever time they want, however they want without being questioned or blamed for it

and just let them live,
for once.

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