My Newfound Ariel Castro Fear

Throughout history, women have learnt to strive for independence and break the bondages of the being treated as a second class citizen by the dominating gender of the dominating species. But all the movements and the radical changes in the society and its thinking has done nothing to upgrade the mentality of the sexual deviants. If anything, it has encouraged them even more. According to a study, 1 out of 8 women admitted to being raped in their lifetime, in 1992. Now, according to a recent study, 1 out of every 5 women is raped every year. Which means if you know 20 women, there will be atleast 4 of them who have either been raped or have been a victim of attempted rape. What’s more scary is that, if they haven’t, then, statistically, they will be. So now, when I go out, I worry not only about getting mugged, being stabbed, getting run over by a truck or a bus, being held hostage by a terrorist group at the mall, being buried alive under the debris of a fallen building, dying, but also about being eve-teased, being misbehaved with, raped, kidnapped and raped and sold for sex trafficking, kidnapped and raped and killed, kidnapped and raped and held captive for 10 years while chained to a wall.

Yes, women can vote now and we are equal wage earners as any man doing the same work as us. But what have we really accomplished as a moral society? As I see it, not all women are working because they choose not to, they can, but they don’t; not all women vote, they can but they are just so lazy (guilty as charged), but ALL women want to feel safe, unfortunately we can’t. So, our accomplishments from my point of view, Dear Society, have been few. If given a choice, I would rather not feel threatened every time I have to walk to the nearest supermarket, than be allowed to inherit my father’s property. Although, I am not complaining about the latter (= .

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