India is once again ablaze with the outrage of people after rape and murder of the 26-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad. Protests are being held all around the country and swift punishment for the culprits is being widely urged.
However, amidst all the fury, Daniel Shravan, a small-time filmmaker, made a rather crude and insensitive comment on the entire ordeal. According to him girls must cooperate with their rapists and do not deny their desires, in order to avoid murder.
If this is for real, I want to die. pic.twitter.com/yT5zsepJ6f
— Sonal Kalra (@sonalkalra) December 4, 2019
In a now-deleted post, the filmmaker said “Government should encourage legalize Rape without Violence Scheme (No Killing after Rape). Girls above 18 should be educated on rapes (i.e. girls should not deny the sexual desires of men). Only then these type of things will not happen. It is foolishness that killing Veerappan will control smuggling, killing Laden will control terrorism. In the same way, the “Nirbhaya Act” can’t control “Rapes with Violence”. Especially Indian girls should be aware of sex education (carrying condoms and dental dams after age of 18). Simple Logic….when the sexual desire is fulfilled men wouldn’t kill women. The government should pass a scheme something like this to control deaths after rape. Society, women organizations and government are frightening rapists with Nirbhaya Act, pepper spray, etc. Rapists are not finding a way to get their bodily sexual desires and getting these killing thoughts. An evil thought provokes crime (killing). Better women should accept men’s sex.”
Further, he added that rape is not a serious thing, but murder is inexcusable’ adding that ‘the government should legalize rape without violence for the safety of women.’
Of course the absurdity of such an opinion didn’t go well the netizens. People have poured out their utmost condemnation on Twitter since then.
Government should also encourage capital punishment for such suggestions. Useless Daniel.
— Meghrajsinh Jadeja (@jadeja_m) December 4, 2019
— Poonam Archana Singh (@kshatriyarch) December 4, 2019
Filmmaker Daniel Shravan:
“Legalise rape without violence. Girls should not deny sexual desires of men.”
“These adamant bitches won’t consent.”
The fact that we have people that roam the streets & think like this is scary. Put them on an island & carpet bomb it with napalm. pic.twitter.com/nOASdtm0zp
— Naser (@NaserMestarihi) December 5, 2019
Filmmaker Daniel Shravan says rape victims should carry condoms and cooperate in rape to avoid their murder afterwards
Hello Daniel Shravan,
On behalf of all women, please get lost https://t.co/aw2saopnTz
— Nupur J Sharma (@UnSubtleDesi) December 3, 2019
Hello, Mr Daniel Shravan. That means you can also rape your own girl, mother, grandmother etc etc to fulfill your own fucking sexual desire, isn't it??… People like you should be removed from this world first. Your thoughts are dirtier than human shit. https://t.co/vq8QHzRIcC
— Arnab Dey (@ArnabDe98957427) December 4, 2019
Who is this sick man? He wants rapes to be legalized? This is the most outrageous stuff I have read in a while. He is a potential rapist and roaming around freely, he is dangerous for the women. https://t.co/xAgPYJBIVy
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) December 5, 2019
I HAVE HEARD TODAY THAT ONE PERSON FILMMAKER
NAME- DANIEL SHRAVAN
HAS SAID THAT GIRL SHOULD CARRY CONDOM WITH HER TO GET PROTECT FROM RAPE.
WHAT A SHAMEFUL CONVERSATION TO HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE OF INDIA.
I HATE U TO THE PEOPLE OF INDIA.
— Priyanka Mandal (@Priyank57753477) December 5, 2019
Rape statistics in India have been soaring in the recent years. However, the worst part in South-Asian patriarchal prepotency is the mindset of victim shaming. The society is capable of uncovering all the faults; but at the wrong side of the line. It is disheartening to see such opinions floating in the air when women all over the world are striving hard for their safety and survival.
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