Guys.....Gentlemen.......Rough men.....Boys............This ain't a chauvinistic post. So chill and don't come to a conclusion.
I read a disturbing news recently about a 39 year old woman constable with the Punjab Intelligence Wing being assaulted by one of her senior male colleagues. This heinous act was committed in full public view and the poor lady was spared only after a colleague intervened.
My only thought was - If a women with the police department doesn't have protection, what would be the plight of a common woman. No wonder people are wary of police in India. Those who should pledge security and maintain law and order indulge in these insensitive activities.
Police service is a highly male dominated profession. Few women who are bold enough to handle the demanding job and are enthusiastic to make an impact join the police forces. For a common man, these are the folks who could protect them, preserve law and order for peace. These women not only do hold the responsibility of protecting the state, but have to empower themselves to counteract the discrimination, oppression and prejudice from their fellow colleagues, institutions and others.
Few narrow minded men who cannot accept the fact that women are coming out of their kitchen and equally participating in areas where only males dominated until now are to blame. Women try hard to shake away the stigma attached that they are only fit to care and tend; they tend to struggle to show that they cannot be underestimated.
Pathetic state of affairs for most women yet. Not everything is thorny. We have come a far way and the role of a woman as a tenderly caretaker at home and an aggressive no-nonsense lady at work has been appreciated. Yet, incidents like these do happen. Sad.