Forgive the callous title. I’ve deliberately kept myself away from the newspaper and news channels for the past fortnight. So, it came as a surprise when I saw quite a lot of my friends getting worked up over this.
With all the sensitivity due in this situation, I feel that the blogs have been reduced to social welfare platforms, the likes of which are often caricatured in sitcoms.
Outrage expressed in the natural flow of things is outrage. Outrage expressed in such a collected and deliberate manner that it screams, “Look, I’m outraged!!”; can hardly salve our conscience. Nothing more than common sense (if that, at all) is needed to realise that we all condemn such an act. Somehow, the word crime and criminal are not sufficient. The contempt that is felt cannot be expressed well enough through such terms. Yes, all the male population does fantasise about getting laid some time or the other, but when it comes to violating the dignity, the respect of a lady , we all think and react the same way – its not something we condone. The perp is, somehow, less than a man.