"Neutrality helps the opressor, never the victim.

Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”-Elie Wiesel


Recently a moral policing video showing a bunch of young women confronting a middle aged woman went viral. The reason these women were behind the lady is absolutely valid, in fact it wont be harsh to say that she called this upon herself. The woman had said and I quote "you should be raped for wearing short dresses". Its regretful to see such words coming from the mouth of a woman herself. If you were one of those who shared the video, kudos to you and if you are amongst the bunch who say " sharing this video won't do any good" then please re-read the quote above. Its amusing to see how quickly people change opinions based on anything they read without using their heads. I saw people on Instagram sharing the video and then un-sharing it a few hours later just beacuse they read an "intelligent" tweet by some woman who said that sharing such videos is no good and that the woman's privacy is being invaded. Harvey Weinstein's privacy too was invaded when women who were sexually harassed by him spoke up and he had to face trials. So my question to you lot concerned about 'privacy invasion ' is that should a person not protest against their tormentor becasue Hey, everyone's privacy is important? Just because now this woman is facing backlash and you feel sympathetic towards her , you would let such acts go unnoticed?

The unwritten law is, if you have the courage to say crap like "women wearing short clothes should be raped", then you should have the courage to face the crap that comes back to you when people speak up and your shitty mentality is exposed to billions. Truth is you do not have the right to tell anyone about 'how' they should protest against wrong. You do not have the right to tell anyone about 'when' to protest against wrong. You cannot dictate how a person should protest against something they feel is wrong and if you are more concerned about a wrongdoer's 'privacy' than the acts that they did, then you are a part of the problem.

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Ishika Choudhary  •  4d
Nice article.. Please check out mine too
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Sam  •  1w
Sometimes you need to speak their language to make them understand the gravity of an issue.
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Ananthika Anand  •  1w
Well written. But your ideas and mine are a little different. I don't mean to say that we shouldn't call out the woman on what she did, she is right to face a backlash, I believe she even deserves legal punishment for her actions because as a woman, it made my skin crawl. I feel bad for her daughters or sisters if she has any. But sadly, our law system is shitty, and we need to take matters into our own hands but not in the crude way people are doing it. Why stoop to her level and say vile things to her? What good is it doing except putting the wrong kind of pressure on her? Besides, it's not the woman herself we're battling against, she's just a victim of patriarchy and it's deep rooted effects in women, turning us against each other. It's the ideas we should be voicing against, rather than the woman herself. Yes I do feel a little bad for her despite what she did and said, because she didn't know any better. I feel a little sorry, not for her, but for her situation, that she's been brought up in such a way that she doesn't see the bigger picture or the consequences of her actions. I don't think that's so wrong. But to each their own. Like you said, we all have our own ways of protesting.

Profile picture of Ishika Choudhary
Ishika Choudhary  •  4d
Nice article.. Please check out mine too
Profile picture of Sam
Sam  •  1w
Sometimes you need to speak their language to make them understand the gravity of an issue.
Profile picture of Ananthika Anand
Ananthika Anand  •  1w
Well written. But your ideas and mine are a little different. I don't mean to say that we shouldn't call out the woman on what she did, she is right to face a backlash, I believe she even deserves legal punishment for her actions because as a woman, it made my skin crawl. I feel bad for her daughters or sisters if she has any. But sadly, our law system is shitty, and we need to take matters into our own hands but not in the crude way people are doing it. Why stoop to her level and say vile things to her? What good is it doing except putting the wrong kind of pressure on her? Besides, it's not the woman herself we're battling against, she's just a victim of patriarchy and it's deep rooted effects in women, turning us against each other. It's the ideas we should be voicing against, rather than the woman herself. Yes I do feel a little bad for her despite what she did and said, because she didn't know any better. I feel a little sorry, not for her, but for her situation, that she's been brought up in such a way that she doesn't see the bigger picture or the consequences of her actions. I don't think that's so wrong. But to each their own. Like you said, we all have our own ways of protesting.