By Syeda Sana Ahmad
May 3rd, 2016 – ‘A 13 year old girl was gang raped and then set ablaze in Chiniot’, the Ary news website informs me the next day. I scroll down to see the comments but there are none. I then go to the Pakistan Times website but there aren’t any responses there either. No one has commented, shared or discussed this tragedy. That is when, it once again, dawned on me how we have truly become an indifferent and heartless nation. A mere act like rape and murder of a young girl is so common that we don’t bother giving it any thought. We are far more preoccupied by our political troubles and economic issues to focus on something as trivial as a rape and murder case of just one girl. Seriously, Pakistan has much bigger things to focus on. The death of just one girl is frankly no big deal. If a dozen girls were raped and burnt alive then yes, it would have been news worthy but for now, we have to focus on far more important happenings and putting cheap Bollywood songs while reporting the conflict between PMLN and PTI. We are very serious when it comes to news reporting.
While the news of a young girl snatched of the rights to her own body and freedom is well entertaining but frankly, it must be the girls fault. She must have worn provocative clothes to seduce the men or given them the wrong signal. Men are not stupid, they must have gotten some signal and then decided to fulfill the girls wish to be gang raped, such gentlemen. Dear girls, memorize this, It is always your fault. Once you leave the security of your house or even in your house men are allowed to violate your safety whenever they desire. Also, what are these rights you speak of? Women have no rights over their bodies. Women have no rights, period.No matter what you wear, we know you’re trying to lure men. Jeans? well be prepared to face the consequences ; Shalwar Kameez? that’s just tempting the eastern side of men ; shuttlecock burqa? now you’re just begging for attention.
The article also disclosed some details. Apparently, the girl screamed and begged for them to stop but of course that was part of the act. She obviously screamed because of how enjoyable the experience was for her and of course her asking them to stop was just part of the role play and who cares if she kept saying no, a woman always means yes when she says no, that is what we have always been taught. Besides, why would she ever not want to be treated like a worthless animal. Surely, that is what every girl desires and dreams of. Whoever says women should be treated with respect and love are just plain stupid. They are the property of men and they should be allowed to treat them however they desire.
It’s clear why this news or any news related to rape and domestic abuse is not given its due attention because this will only encourage the women. God forbid they think they are of any value. Doing this will only come back and bite us in the back in the form of naive women deciding to rise for their rights and whatnot. I for one am very proud of my country for keeping women bound and in check just like their cattle.