Note: I recently posted a video involving men being assaulted by women at a Delhi train station. The video used here is a different, more expansive one. -PE
December 10th is officially recognized as Human Rights Day by the United Nations. Nations from all over the world are encouraged to measure themselves in respect to their contributions to the human rights movement; to assess their progress and learn from their shortcomings. It’s a day for pundits and politicians to make arguments and take stands, and it will inspire some, as it has in Cuba, to take to the streets in protest of rights still not recognized.
Unfortunately, the day will also be used for disingenuous political grist; for a ruse presented to the world, painting a picture of progress where none exists, or where even slippage from human rights is the actual course of events.
India is now the shameful example of that. It’s commitment to civil rights is now officially confined to photo ops and spurious political rhetoric, painting only the thinnest veneer over the fact that the largest democracy in the world is now the most virulent enabler of segregation enforced with violence, with men as the targets.
First, here is a picture of what India wants the world to see.
It’s so posed it could double as a post card, or the cover to a “We are the World,” album.
But now let’s take a look at a different India; the real India, where forgetting your place as a man and stepping on a train car reserved for women will get you beaten, while police oversee the abuse and encourage it.
There is India’s true stand on human rights. Only women are regarded as human.
It might be hard to understand why these men, who committed the sin of entering a woman’s only train car when the others were full, would stand by and take such abuse without defending themselves. Sure, the police/thug enforcers are certainly deterrents. But it is likely possible that there is another reason.
All I had to do to understand was to think of my father.
He was a veteran of two wars, complete with bullet holes, white phosphorus scars and pieces of shrapnel embedded in his back. He was also a golden gloves boxer. Not someone to be messed with. But I think he would have taken the slaps (if not the humiliating squats) just like the men in the video. In his time it was unthinkable for a man like him to hit a woman, even when under attack.
But he was a man when men were honored for what they did. He didn’t grow up and live with forty years of people telling him he was a pig, and that everything he did to protect women was just a cover for oppressing and abusing them.
Now me, however? I am quite certain that I would have cold cocked the first woman that lay a hand on me, and taken down as many attackers as I could, male or female, police or civilian, before I went down, which I am sure would have happened before it was over.
I think that is the effects of feminism and misandry, if the two really are distinguishable. I don’t feel bound by a code to protect women, sacrifice for them, and certainly not to be their punching bag because they think I got uppity and forgot my place. I watch this video and only see the disgrace of hired thugs posing as law enforcement, of immoral women gone drunk and stupid with power, counting on the fact that the men still regard them as untouchable.
Keep it up, India. Eventually your men will lose their reverence, and their fear, and then you can celebrate Human Rights Day at the train station, with blood on the platform.
And I will not fault your men for one drop of it. Even a dog will come out fighting if you put him in a corner long enough and kick him.
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