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Illustration By: Delhi University street art initiative

I'm not a total fool. I've had my share of leching and Eve-teasing. What woman hasn't? And I don't like it. So I dress appropriately, Madam Mirje, and I stay clear of isolated places, day or night. My distribution and storage centre is in a very populated industrial park, which I would never be alone in, and would rarely be in after dark. And it's not like I didn't have staff, a team of mostly good men, working for me to restock and clear the money from the vending machines. But occasionally stock and money went astray. Like it did with Kunal. So, though I had a tight system, I also began to randomly check the machines myself to ensure both quality control and employee honesty. But I did it in the cold light of day and I always took a guard with me. Yes, I had a security guard, would you believe? I'm not a fool. And we are talking about very swish offices, not some trashy business parks. So, no, I'm not stupid or foolhardy. I ran a very professional, secure and successful business.

Yet I was raped still? I guess as the video says - it's my fault, yaar.

Video by All India Bakchod
No. This wasn't about getting robbed and raped by an angry ex-employee. Though I'm sure the man behind this would be only too delighted for it to seem that way. It was about more than that. And I pity the wrongly accused and what the police might do to him.


Some of India's less progressive minds tackle
the problem of rape

"It is sometimes right and sometimes wrong." -
Babulal Gaur, Home Minister Madhya Pradesh
"Boys will be boys, they make mistakes... Will you hang them for rape?" -
Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief
"Just because India achieved freedom at midnight does not mean that women can venture out after dark." -
Botsa Satyanarayan, INC legislature from state assembly of Andhra Pradesh
"Rapes take place also because of a woman's clothes, her behavior and her presence at inappropriate places." -
Asha Mirje, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and a member of the Maharashtra Women's Commission
"I have not seen a single incident or example of rape with a respected lady." -
Manohar Lal Sharma, defense lawyer in Delhi Dec 16, 2012 gang rape case

For more read:

Short skirts, bad stars and chow mein: why India's women get raped - Reuters

Political potshots: Why me, asks modern woman - Times of India

Shut up, please! -

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