Few days back, a post by actress Malaika Arora Khan had taken social media by storm, especially the fact that she had shared a thought provoking message just after Bengaluru’s mass molestation case, expressing how people need to change their attitude towards women and change their thinking that women’s safety is “her responsibility”.
So, I went out with my girlfriends to party on the crowded streets of a Metropolitan city, they came out in large numbers and molested us…… But my safety is my responsibility so… The next time I went to a discotheque, it was enclosed and had bouncers, they came into the place and beat us up and ripped our clothes off…….But my safety is my responsibility so…. I went to a movie with a Male friend for company, they pushed me into a bus and shoved an iron rod inside my privates…….But my safety is my responsibility, so…… I went to my college, fully clad in a “decent” salwaar kameez, they caught me around a corner and squeezed my bum……But my safety is my responsibility, so…… I decided to stay at home in the comfort of my own house, they broke down the door, tied me up and videotaped the things they made me do with them…….But my safety is my responsibility, so…… I went back to live with my family feeling safe and secure with them, they were my uncles but they didn’t think of me as their niece when they made me take off my clothes and have their way with me…….But my safety is my responsibility, so……. These days I sit in the bathroom, locked tight, not coming out at all. They stand on the terrace opposite to it peeking in through the bathroom window, but I don’t take a bath…….because my safety is my responsibility……. Now, they have me exactly where they have always wanted me, my spirit broken, my ability to fight back gone, my will to do something destroyed…..at their mercy…..still stuck in the bathroom…..dreading the time when the knocking starts on the door as they come to get me here too. I am that Indian Woman who can excel at sports, win medals for the Country, join the Army, become a CEO, go to the outer space and be the talk of the world…..only if I can come out of this bathroom……But my safety is my responsibility, so…. Disclaimer: Girls wearing short clothes and drinking and partying are copying the Western culture.Boys who molest them r copying the Indian culture???
The heartfelt Instagram post got a lot of traction with many thanking Malika for her ‘well-written’ words and many media houses praising her for her thought.
But while the social media was busy praising Malaika for “her words”, Pune-based Darshan Mondkar was shocked to learn about her post.
You see while the media was busy praising Malaika, no one checked the origin of the post to know that it was indeed written by Darshan three days before Malaika’s Instagram post.
Shocked by people giving her praises for his words, Darshan once again took to facebook and slammed the media website for not checking the origin of the post.
Here is what he said,
Well, we believe in giving credit where its due Darshan, hats off!