Friday, December 28, 2007

Date-Rape. Parties. and the shit that is.


31st Dec. Come party time, and lecherous bastards all round the world are ready to jump at the opportunity. It happens every year. Every time. Everywhere.
Its the sick phenomenon of DATE-RAPE.

I call it a phenomenon, coz its not just another incident, its not just another crime - its a process of social behaviour that's growing day by day. With more and more acceptance of alcohol as a lifestyle product and its accepted overuse at celebrations, date rape is becoming a well known 'accident'.

I don't find it odd that every third woman i know (who drinks) has experienced date-rape at some level - maybe untoward advances, groping, fondling or rape itself. What i find odd is their laid-back attitude towards it. They behave as if nothing happened! And that's what is encouraging bastards to keep going!

If every woman thinks its a matter of shame to report/act against the person, what is going to stop them? It becomes an exceptionally difficult situation for young girls - especially those who drink outside, but don't let their parents know about it (which i guess is pretty much the majority in our country). Coz they cant tell their parents or the cops that they have been raped/abused - coz they fuckkin cant tell them that they have been drinking. On top of that we live in a country where society still believes the shit that "if a woman is abused, it is probably because she provoked it!".

Today, the Maharashtra government has claimed that a cartel is illegally distributing ketamine hydrochloride, popularly known as the date rape drug.
For those who do not know, Ketamine is a medicinal drug used as a veterinary anaesthetic, but its abuse as a date rape drug has gained notoriety in Europe, the US, south-east Asia and India.
So i guess that leaves us with plenty of potential victims this party season - WHAT A WAY TO BEGIN A NEW YEAR! (link to news article - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Cartel_selling_date_rape_drugs_in_Mumbai/articleshow/2656701.cms)

For those who blame the government for the trafficking of the drug, STOP IT! Drugs cant do anything to you until they get to you. And its your stand towards the situation that matters more here. On an Individual basis.

Women... What can be done?
First and foremost - if you have to party - party with people you trust. It's always better to keep yourself in company of some of your most trusted female friends around too. (Kind of friends who can really kick ass helps better)

Second, even if your drink is not spiked you can get messed up. So drink in moderation as far as possible. DO NOT get yourself so sloshed that you cant remember when you stripped your clothes off and went dancing on the table.

Third, if an 'incident' takes place, REPORT it. A few days of shame is any day better than a lifetime of guilt and regret.

and finally my favourite option - if possible, SMASH the bastard so bad that he never even thinks of trying it again.

--- i guess that'll be all i can say for now.
Take care, party well... and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :D

5 comments:

  1. Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

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  2. Dear Push...:)
    On the onset....A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR...I hope and pray that your growth as an intellectual individual only grows by strength...:)
    Next, its commendable how you hit the nail at the right spot..
    I coudnt agree any less than you or any other responsible 21yr old adult on an issue as grave as date rape AND molestation. It is a shame in everysense of the term that teenagers choose this kind of life and misery for themselves.
    I have alot to share and express and suggestions brewin within..
    But for now I wud leave it at it.
    I sugestion wud be to start an awareness drive..not the very run of the mill...but sumthin with more fire and hard hitting..Do let me knw if you feel the same way...and for all those who r readin this comment..its open ended...AND I AM DEAD SERIOUS BOUT IT!!

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  3. shoot out your idea suchi, lets see if we can get it going

    it cant' be just another drive--- its got to be different

    it's got to GRAB attention and translate it ti ACTION.

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  4. wow what a post.. felt like shaking hands with you...

    :)

    take care

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  5. I find that purchasing/opening/pouring my own drink and then never losing sight of it during a party can go a long way towards controlling anything being "added" to it.

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