Cries from India

The women are shouting angry protests
A healthy outlet for centuries of suppression and abuse
Rape, violence and death now in the public arena
Indian men can’t get much meaner

They overdose daily on a banquet of porn
Leaving women and children with souls and bodies torn
All of us feel helpless, forlorn
These Indian men deserve public scorn

Unless the good ones stand up and shout
Educate and publicise that all abuse is out
Real men should protect girls of all ages
Indian men who transgress, lock them in cages

Their rape, violence and mutilation send emotions into rages
Educate them on acceptable behaviour in stages
All should coexist in harmony and mutual care
Indian men must treat all equally and fair

Please learn and grow
For we reap the seeds we sow
Ensure those who abuse and rape
Are given no excuse to escape

Indian men must create their own solution
For this inexcusable, inhumane pollution!

One young man only got three years for rape and murder …
the Indian govt is changing his identity and wiping his record … is this justice?



  1. ‘Shame from peers’ that sounds promising. I don’t want to believe the horrors, though of course I do. I agree, they are about power. But once committed, everyone involved is changed for the worse. To break the cycle, perpetrators must just stop! Or else what’s left for the future?
    Americans, for instance, tend to help out of (our own) national interest. You don’t need that. How much can we make an excuse of our legacy? Right now, though, I want to slap all the Indian men silly. And many American men, too. What gives us the right? Nothing. When we commit violence, we are committing sins and crimes. We have no right. We are stealing a privilege in a terrible way. There is no easy solution, I guess. But everyone has to say STOP!

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  2. Root cause … that’s a deep question @ryanbestre and i’m hoping others might share their ideas too?

    If the root cause was simple then the solution might be more obvious. That this includes young girls of 3 and 6 years is too sad!

    Rape is usually about power and control … but the ongoing gang rapes in India would have many contributing causes. At a guess they are fuelled by a lack of respect for women in general; an overdose of porn; gang mentality; and the confusion, displacement and adjustment issues that prevail as India shifts from a strong spiritual society into a very materialistic one.

    Many men are not, and would not be, involved but I believe the real solution lies in ALL men actively saying that this behaviour is NOT acceptable. Shame from peers could be effective.

    What do you think?


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