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December 24, 2012

The Delhi Effect or the Rapist's World

Sitting far away, I may appear as an arm-chair commentator, but the protests and violence that happened yesterday forced a chill through me. No, India has not awakened, it may or may not awaken a lot. Neither will all these protests deter the potential rapist completely. But, it brings forth a glimmer of hope that rapes, topping as the growing symbol of India's moral decay, will ensure that the perpetrator receives a punishment that he deserves, be it death or lynching. I support the later one more but we live in a technically civil world.. so lynching might be ruled out in the near future.

There is no way for someone like me to understand the mind of the rapist... I am not.... and I can't figure out what they think. Do they let their testosterone go out of control, or is that they see a young girl walking on street as a free for all. Most importantly, and going back to the eternal cliche, do they not have women in their families, mothers who cook for them or sisters perhaps...

I am sure most rapists would not be aware that rape laws are largely ineffective, I am sure they have not read Section this or that. I am also sure that they know they are hurting another human in a manner deemed inhuman in any society, they know that there is police around who, if nothing, will trash them for days upon days, and more importantly will they not consider the fact that raping will lead to their families getting ostracised. Yet, I am unsure why would they do it. It is also surely not about what a girl may wear, neither how she walks, nor how good-looking she may be. t has to do with more...Why does a rapist rape.......

Could it be because of the feeling of power, albeit temporarily, that he can excercise(but then he can go the playground and just bash a kid up, a kid who may not have the physical strength to retaliate). Could it be because of pent up sexual frustrations(am unsure about that either, the men of the world especially have a hundred options to release their so-called pent up frustations) which encourage him to work as a animal(staying in the forest, I for one am sure that wild animals who often exhibit more sexual cravenness still do not go around raping a female tiger or female elephant). So animals go one up on us again....

What is the mind of the rapist. This article seems like a good reading, though it was the first article that google brought out for me.. http://www.salon.com/2012/07/27/inside_the_mind_of_a_serial_rapist/

I think however that it has something to do with the overall decay of this nation and the overall power phenomenon that man as a community feels he has, over the world, over kids, over corruption, over money, over females, over nature and over his ability to gloss over his errors/faults and still pretend to be a normal, harmless, man of the world...... It has to do with him beating the system...