I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has visited this blog. I want to say a special thank you to those of you who have read my post and have taken the time to click the like button or leave a comment. I apologize if I am sometimes late in posting a response, but I really do try to read your posts and respond to your comments. This year my main focus will be on drawing awareness to the ‘Abuse of Women‘ worldwide.
Rape and Abuse
The rape and subsequent death of a twenty-three year old-young woman in India last December was a real eye-opener which drew the attention of the world. This incident however is just a tip of the iceberg. The callous and inhumane treatment of women around the world must be addressed. The stories of rape and other forms of abuse need to be told. The way men think about and view women need to change.
I use the term, men loosely, because real men protect and defend women. I think it is time to find another name for those who rape and abuse women. I have racked by brains for a word, but all I could come up with is slime-balls, so slime-balls it is. We seem to have too many of these slime-balls roaming the earth, preying on defenseless women. These slime-balls are physically, morally and intellectually inadequate. They obviously lack self-esteem and confidence in themselves to be able to get a woman, so to makeup for their inadequacies they rape and abuse defenseless women. When six men see nothing wrong in raping a young woman, inserting rods in her to the point where it damages her internal organs, then something is seriously wrong.
The time has come for us to start taking out the garbage. The clean up campaign must begin. Heads of governments need to get their act together. It is time for more action and less talk. We must begin to rid our societies of slime-balls and put them behind bars where they belong.
A young woman who was brutally attacked and raped by several men on a moving bus in New Delhi, India on December 16, died on Saturday as a result of her injuries. Six men accused in the incident have been charged with murder. If convicted, they could face the death penalty.
The savage nature of the incident led to violent protests and demands for improved protection for women. In India rape is common and the conviction rates for the crime very low.
The young woman boarded a bus with a male companion after watching a movie at a mall. They were attacked and beaten with iron rods by the men and the woman repeatedly raped. A rod was used in the rape, causing internal injuries. After undergoing this agonizing torture she was thrown from the moving bus. She died Saturday morning in Singapore where she had been flown for treatment. According to hospital sources in Singapore she had an infection in her lungs and abdomen, liver damage and brain injury. She died from organ failure. Her body was flown back to India on Saturday. Her male companion survived.
Prime minister Manmohan Singh expressed his condolences to the family of the victim on Saturday. In a statement he said “We have already seen the emotions and energies this incident has generated. It would be a true homage to her memory if we are able to channel these emotions and energies into a constructive course of action.” He said the government is examining the penal provisions that exist for such crimes and measures to enhance the safety and security of women.