Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Rape of the Women's Morality by Charles Darwin



Something shocking transpired in Kerala which didn't touch the media antennas nor did it touch the sentiments of the society too much. A two-and half-year old baby girl was quietly taken away from her destitute mother sleeping near a bus shelter in Kozhikode, a growing metropolis in north Kerala. She was found the next day raped with blood secretion from the vagina and injury on her lips. A two-and-half year old baby! Just a two-and-half year girl!! I know that nothing will happen here because the media and the feminists are very busy preparing for the big day. The day in history where they will take the next great leap in women empowerment. They are busy collecting "Pink Chaddis," rehearsing their say on the atrocities by a few goons who disrupted their pub going culture and planning their schedules for a romantic Valentine's Day. I guess the poor destitute souls simply don't have a voter ID and are not simply part of a vehement society that Charles Darwin has created for us. The minds of the people have been drilled in believing that fear of rape is not all about “rape” in the ordinary Physical and sexual sense but it includes all other circumstances where men feel like dominating and reigning women, and using his gender as an advantage to overpower her.

Women look suspiciously at every male trying to be friendly with them on the street. They don't even venture out in the streets alone in the fear that men will rape them. In 98.28 per cent of 581 rape cases registered last year, the "rape" accused were known to the victims and had been interacting with the victims in the normal course of life. It has to be understood by women that "men" don't rape women the minute they see them. The more women try to be afraid of men the more they are being targeted as weaklings. What makes them weaklings when they too have sharp teeth, hard knuckles, lethal elbows and powerful knee joints? What makes it difficult for them to use any one of them when they are being raped? Why do they need to cry out for help and waste the energy and stamina to ward off men in a typical rape scenario? The pervert in me stood to wonder why the "'Man" with an overly excited bulge in his loins did not attack and rub in his masculinity in the nearby sleeping dog? Did it fear the sharp claws of his agile legs?" Did he fear the tart teeth on his precious maleness? Women, I believe should rise up their horizons and bolt out their inhibitions which the society has created for them. The "Amnesia" bar scenario is no exception; it begs me to question why the women didn't call the police and go back to the pub to have their drink? A thought to be considered! Were they afraid that they were not part of the secular and constitutional India? Were they afraid of "Men?" Were they afraid of the media who would label them "Anti Hindu?" or "Anti Indian?"

As we celebrate the Charles Darwin anniversary, a total hypocrite to the extent that he was instrumental in creating the concept called feminism. He invited the wrath, belief and the convictions among a gender which I believe is no inferior and helpless than the so called "Man" he wanted to be called. He hard scripted beliefs in an innocent society and declared that, (Quote) "‘women… constant companion, (friend in old age) who will feel interested in one, object to be beloved and played with—better than a dog anyhow—Home, and someone to take care of house—Charms of music and female chit-chat. These things good for one’s health"

Before his marriage to his own cousin and fathering 10 children he wrote that, "how should I manage all my business if I were obligated to go every day walking with my wife—Eheu!’ As a married man I would be a ‘poor slave … worse than a Negro’ and then reminisced that ‘One cannot live this solitary life, with groggy old age, friendless and cold and childless staring one in one’s face …’


The weaker gender as imposed by Charles Darwin got imposed in the society to the extent that Women have always been presented in literature and even in mythology that characterizes the thinking of groups, societies and nation as submissive and passive, a weakling to the core. Even though the last past years have seen striking increases in the quad usable for women in the Indian society and women in general with the help of affirmative policies and programmers by the government and revolting initiatives by feminists and NGOs the impact has been considerate but not enough to change the views of "men" in general that women is a human after all.

For an ultimate revelation, biologically the women are a stronger sex. In societies around the world the women when treated equally to men have outlived men, and hence there are more women than men in the world. But reverse is the case in India with the census proving that there are fewer women for men in India with the sole exception of Kerala. Every other State had fewer women than men accounting to foetal homicide and dowry issues

Women need to stand up dusting off the age old beliefs of the society and "Darwinism" and emerge strong and confident individuals, in total control of their own lives and able to raise their voices to demand their rightful existence and presence in this world. They are instead asking themselves if the glass is half full or half empty.

Though I'm concerned about all the women in the world in general, I believe that women in India are a deprived lot in terms of personal space and freedom. The India's total female population of India is more than the cumulative populations of Canada, USA and the Russia but still women are afraid to walk the high bridge and show the world that they are no lesser animals. Why were they opposed by the society in encouraging remarriage, supporting female education, and opposing polygamy in the older days? Why are they still to a few exceptions due to globalization coerced to wearing purdahs and hijabs? Why are they still forced to sell their morality and bodies for money to satisfy the male pleasures?


The untoward female to male ratio can be explicated by the fact that women in India are still second class citizens. It is cogent evidence that, at every stage in their lives starting from their gory births the women in general are deprived of their rights and entitlements, and singled out in a variety of ways. Who could forget the legendary Travancore (kingdom of Kerala) decision to impose tax on women for the right to cover their upper body? Who could forget that the Women had no legal or social status rights other than that educed from their stand in the family and could not inherit, except for the poor widow who was esteemed to 'use' her husband's property if there were no male heir, and had few options to support themselves? Who can forget sati? Who could forget that in the past golden era, women were just literary subjects in whom the Vishnu cult fathered narrations, the Ramayana and stories of Krishna devotional songs, with courtly love as a trope, which sported women as heroines and just simple objects and entertainments of desire?

I hated Charles Darwin when I read in his famous research and writings that, "A wife did not aspire to be her husband’s intellectual companion, but rather to amuse his leisure hours." The
The Charles Darwin's "Darwinian" principles of male superiority assisted to increase the secularization and divisions in society

From time immemorial the doctrines and convictions dictated and transferred to boys and girls in the family have created gender differences. Of course I believe that that these are not all mutually undivided singled theories and are innate but are reinforced and exaggerated by the likes of Charles Darwin whose birthday we are very joyously celebrating!!

29 comments:

euphonical said...

man.....you did some tremendous research on the topic..... I do agree with you on some of your observations... but quite a few are inapposite or rather exaggerated.... the topic was engaging though similar debates are as old as stone age !!!!

vishesh said...

ur tagged :) Will come back read this post :)

vishesh said...

hmmm..I would agree with you on the thought that women are no lesser than men,infact biologically they are equipped with many things over evolution....I would be the fact you told in the first para to the fact that it is blase...

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The Illuminator said...

I think woman have for a surprisingly long time being considered the 'weaker' sex in our country. It has become so deeply ingrained in our culture that it is become difficult even for the woman to break free from the mold. But yeah, the only way out is independence, financial, social and intellectual, which can happen through education.

Oxy said...

That was horrifying incident. And as you rightly said feminists are busy elsewhere these days.

Talking of feminists, few of them even doubted Darwin. Don't know what to say about them. You can't satisfy a feminist ever.

brocasarea said...

u do research a lot a before writing anything...liked it!!:)

women are really not safe these days...just that in media they say they get equal rights!!

Pi said...

This is a very well written post with mindtwitching facts! Women are themselves responsible for whatever way this society is now!First they mindlessly lower themselves in a male dominated society and then they gear up to an extreme and fight for feminist rights and simply indulge in this-is-a-woman's-right campaigns. What women need is not reserved seats in a bus but the capacity and stamina to stand like men in crowded buses; what women need is not a license to goto pubs to live with the hype but be able to be comfortable in her skin doing what her mind and heart wants; what women need is not a women's activisit organization to fight evils like harassment, rape, assaults etc., but her own courage and stance to put her foot down and fight and be a pro at self defence; What women need is not media attention or collecting pink undergarments, they need to tell this world that barbies and pinks are as much our colors as are the blacks and whites and the greys in between! They bend and they whine. The men break them and they roar!

-Pi

nimis540 said...

I read your post many days back,but i choose to be an escapist,bcoz i can't face the reality of peoppleraping and killing babies..I am half way making a post on this..Will link to yours..

You have been tagged ,please see my latest post ..

manju said...

Very powerful post! Horrible incident of the raping of an infant.

This is the first time I'm visiting your blog. Very impressive writing!

aliceinneverland said...

i love the way u have written this...its so moving...and it also shows the amount of hardwork you have put in...have forwarded this thing to quite a lot of my friends....

Biju Mathews said...

@Euphonical: Thank you! You have been my strongest critic but I feel that the Women's oppression is not an exaggerated thing. We as a society have the moral responsibility to uplift them.

@Vijesh: Thank you Vijesh! How true when you say this, "infact biologically they are equipped with many things over evolution"

@The illuminator: Welcome to my blog. Just education will not give them the power. They need to rise up and walk where no women have dared before. They have to realize that women are as strong as men.

@Oxy: Thank you. Welcome to my blog. I believe that feminism is the best thing that happened to them. Each woman should be a feminist in the true sense

@brocasarea: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!

@Pi: Welcome to my blog. I liked what you wrote here"...What women need is not reserved seats in a bus but the capacity and stamina to stand like men in crowded buses..." This reminds me of a "queue" demanded by some women in a bank where I had gone a day ago. There were hardly 10 people and still they wanted a direct I'm-a-woman-and-special kind of approach.

And as you said women should stop bending and whining. Great comment.

@Nimis540: Thanks Nimmy. The more we escape from issues of suppression, the more the Women will slip back into the pit they created for them! Thanks, I'll do the tag :-)

@Manju: Welcome to my blog. Thank you to note that you liked the post.

@aliceinneverland: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

roop said...

im shocked, biju. speechless.

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

well researched post...with some interesting insights..

Biju Mathews said...

@Roop: Thanks! Welcome to my blog!

@churningthewordmill: Thanks! Welcome to my blog!

Vyazz said...

I never thought that charles darwin would be so incorrect with regard to feminine role in society.
Oddly, in the course of social evolution, we have seen the female being draged down to the mire to be stepped upon by all and sundry.
But I guess things were not always so.
Ancient egypt, greece, and rome worshipped goddesses like athena, hera and isis with the same extent as they worshipped zeus, ra or mars.
Even in biblical times the roles of Sarah, Hegar and Mary are deemed paramount in the roles they played.
Hinduism calls the female force Shakti, literally stregth and power, without whom Siva is rendered incapable of action. ie the better half.
Its ironic that the country that has millions worshipping a goddess such atrocities must occur.
I do not understand what has made india so sex starved that they wont spare a child.
Was it the enforced prudism of the victorian era or was it the subsequent intellectual deterioration of indian soceity on account of poverty.
Frankly you may call bollywood a culprit which keeps feeding our sex starved masses with scantily clad bimbettes. I have seen hollywood actresses dressed in a more dignified manner.
Its a pity actually.

Poonam Sharma said...

CSA (Child Sexual Abuse) is most horrendous crime. It has always been silence. In fact, this crime thrives on silence. :(

Here is a post I wrote after reading about CSA in a book:

http://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/book-review-bitter-chocolate/

As for Darwin, his thinking reflects his times, I am pained when I see modern-day people stuck in yesterday's 'darwinism'

Destination Infinity said...

Irrespective of what kind of injustice and inequality that the society may have subjected women to, the society(men and women) has suffered equally for such decisions. I think that irrespective of the situation, women have enjoyed certain things while they have lost many other things. I don't really want to be specific, and would rather let my comment look generic on such issues!

Destination Infinity

Indyeah said...

Thats a really well researched post!

and I too tried to ecsape commenting here...the realties are too much to read about sometimes...:(

los said...

Paedophilia is horrendous and u did a good job on the topic.But I have to take exception to ur view that women should just protect themselves (with bare hands)and never get raped...is it that simple?Most women would get into panic mode and be paralysed with fear(and shock if the person is known to them ).Btw a lot of men get the same symptoms during mugging sessions and apparently has nothing to do with gender.

Biju Mathews said...

@ Vyazz: Welcome to my blog. Your comment is very good and all points pointed out are valid. As you say that it's a pity. India is not the only sex starved place, humans around the world commit atrocities to 'anything' weaker than them. Your historical facts are true! Thank you!!

Biju Mathews said...

@ Poonam: Thanks for coming by.. I read your blog post too and I'm shocked at how people have no respect of social values. I hope with time we will mature as a society, live and let live!!

Biju Mathews said...

@ Destination Infinity: Yeah, you are right; men and women have equally suffered. Thanks!

Biju Mathews said...

@ Indyeah: Thanks!

Biju Mathews said...

@los: I agree with you completely. One gets paralyzed with fear but for how much time? Women should trust their instincts and fight. An open handed slap is not enough maybe if they could tighten their fists, it may do wonders. It's all about confidence and seld respect. Thanks for coming by..

Onthewingsofadream said...

a 2 and half year old rapped ..its not a shock ..I have read about a 2 day old baby getting rapped ....this world is full of such people ..

I really liked the examples of darwism ...alas many men (and most women ) agree with this ...


I am glad that there are atleast few men who think that women are much more then mere objects of desire ..

Onthewingsofadream said...

a 2 and half year old rapped ..its not a shock ..I have read about a 2 day old baby getting rapped ....this world is full of such people ..

I really liked the examples of darwism ...alas many men (and most women ) agree with this ...


I am glad that there are atleast few men who think that women are much more then mere objects of desire ..

Biju Mathews said...

@ Onthewingsofadream: Thanks! Men consider women as mere objects of desire because women tend to behave as weaklings. It's a known fact that the simple cocks carry themselves so proudly, head high that even the ferocious lion is afraid of them.

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