Friday, December 6, 2013

The agony of an infuriated heart

 Rohit John

Thirty-five percent of women around the world have been raped or physically abused, according to statistics
The agony of an infuriated heart
the World Health Organization have released. About 80 percent of the time this violence occurs in the home, at the hands of a partner or spouse.

Why do some men behave in such an inhumane way? What could possibly drive them to turn into monsters and destroy lives? I fail to understand the state of mind a man has to be in to physically hurt a woman in such horrid ways. It seems like these men are cowards who are unable to love, unable to understand the meaning of sex and pleasure , upset with their lives and sexual frustration and thus using such agony and fury unparalleled in society. When Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful and influential celebrity in the world, revealed that she survived a brutal rape at the age of nine and later molested from the ages of 10 to 14 leading to her failed pregnancy at a young age. She said she had to believe in a 'power greater than herself' to get through the ordeal. Due to these experiences she was able to empathize with people in her daily life. The problem is that there is no magic bullet, no vaccine or pill for rape and abuse. Just having an empathetic listener who can provide some practical support and help her get access to some other services — that in itself is an important intervention.

As a 19 years old guy that was raised in the generation of pop culture, rise of the internet and the fight for gay rights and marriage equality, women's rights almost seems like a feat achieved decades ago. But every now and then I still hear shocking cases of rape, molestation and physical abuse. As a guy, I cannot imagine hurting a woman like that and I vow to stand beside and fight for justice. I rejoice in the fact that millions of people in India are rising up and fighting for justice. This has to keep going. The fight needs to last longer, the noise needs to be louder and the guilty should be punished. But it shouldn't stop there, we need to understand why! We have to understand the psychology of these men, to know exactly what triggered this horrible reaction. Once we understand the reason, being anything from sexual frustration to psychopathology, teenagers in school needs to be told what it right and wrong. There should no longer be a taboo and teachers must start a conversation in schools about such issues.The next generation can be saved.

We must push the boundaries of culture through love and acceptance. There should never be a moment, circumstance or a time when a woman feels unsafe in her own home, neighbourhood,etc. Change is coming, be a part of it. Now Rise.

Rohit John is often called John, perhaps by some universal habit for people to respond to the last name while he seemed to have missed the memo. He lives in the United Kingdom, studying Marketing and Film in Lancaster University. There really is not anything that is very special about him or his work that he could specify, as he claims, in this little bio all he can say is that he is a very passionate person. It might be because of the generation he lives where people are always fighting for what is right. Rohit is passionate about women's rights, gay rights and many other things that he could name . In a perfect world, he would be a happy person everyday but in reality he lives in fury, and in agony with what he sees and hear around him every day.