“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” says man convicted in Indian bus rape case

The National Post recently posted a story and partial interview of one of the rapist involved in the infamous bus rape case in India. The story has left me disgusted. These bastards actually blame the girls that are being raped.

Mukesh Singh, one of the convicted, said girls that go out late at night to clubs and discos are the ones to blame when men rape them, as they are attracting male molesters. He even went as far as saying that if the girl, Jyoti Singh hadn’t fought back and just let them rape her, they wouldn’t have killed her, they would’ve set her free. But because she fought back and tried to stop them, they beat her to her death.

If the situation couldn’t get any worse, Mukesh’s lawyer, AP Singh expressed similar views saying, “If my daughter or sister engaged in pre-marital activities and disgraced herself and allowed herself to lose face and character by doing such things, I would most certainly take this sort of sister or daughter to my farmhouse, and in front of my entire family, I would put petrol on her and set her alight.”

What the hell is wrong with these men? What the hell is wrong with the Indian government? Why haven’t these men received the death sentence yet? Why is this lawyer still allowed to practice law? People like this should be given the harshest of punishments and banned from living in our society.

I am not one to encourage mini skirts and halter tops. But if a woman wants to wear it, that’s her choice and she is free to live by her choices. If she wants to go out clubbing and drinking with her friends late at night, why should she be afraid in doing so? This is an open world, free for men to act, wear, do and say as they please. So, why are women still fighting for their freedom?

The mentality of Indian men has not changed for many decades. Yes, there are a slowly increasing number of educated ones that truly believe that a woman’s place is standing shoulder to shoulder of any man. But there are so many that still believe a woman’s only place is at their feet, that these women live in a “man’s” world and shall do and say as men ask them to.

This mentality needs to change, for the sake of our daughters, our mothers, our sisters, our wives. There is nothing a man can do that a woman cannot. Men are not Gods. Men are not everything this world has to offer and before us woman believe that, you men need to understand that. You are only here because WOMEN chose to give birth to you. Without us, you are not a father, a brother, a son, a husband and vice-verse, without you, we are not mothers, sisters, daughters or wives. You need us as much as we need you. So get off your high-horse and understand that women will do as they please and there is nothing you should do to change that.

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Questions Remain Unanswered From Elijah Marsh Crowdfunding Campaign

A few days ago, I asked the question of “What happens to the funds raised for the Elijah Marsh trust?” and it appears I wasn’t the only one asking these questions. A simple Google search resulted in numerous sites, blogs and newspapers asking the same question.

I’m not insensitive to the tragedy that has taken place. I hope to never experience what the family is going through. But the question does remain; now that the little angel has been laid to rest, what happens to the remainder of the money that was raised.

For a minute, I will be insensitive and say, the family was exceptionally quick to set up the Trust fund at Scotia Bank in order to access the money that was being raised, so why aren’t they quick to indicate what they plan to do with the remainder of the it?

I just think, they would realize that people would want to know what’s going to come of all the money. And what about the media? I know they’re keen on being sensitive to tragedy, but why didn’t someone ask this question when questions were being addressed?

As for my opinion on where the money should be spent, I’d say use some to cover for loss of wages (if any) and then open up a Elijah Marsh trust at Sick Kid’s Hospital to support and assist other families that may go through a loss of a child or unexpected expense for their child. That in my opinion would be the noble thing to do.

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