DO YOU JUSTIFY?

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Rape is not just a woman’s issue. It’s also about men who stop behaving like human beings and start behaving like animals. If someone started telling stories about how our genders were controlled by our genitalia and sexual arousal turns us into raping-automatons, I would definitely be outraged over that statement. I would try to explain, in  very small, very loud words that – ‘I am a person and I can goddamn control myself!’

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It’s not a blame game that’s going on here. All men aren’t roller coasters or werewolves. They aren’t just walking penises. They, like all the rest, are people. They make decisions. So, let’s cut the crap and stop talking about – ‘he couldn’t stop himself’ and let’s start talking why – ‘he decided not to stop’.

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Rape is the only crime, where a victim becomes the accused. Similar to murder, rape is a reprehensible act that leaves a body defiled. Hurt and helpless. But the victims aren’t like the murdered ones – they live and relive the event. Worse yet, they can never leave the scene of the crime. Because, it’s on repeat, inside their heads.

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@rajathkrajeev | Rajath K. Rajeev ©

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