At a time when the rest of the world is fighting for equality, shocking incidents are coming up where people are not even considering each other human left alone equal.
From reports of people standing up to protect a person who is accused of raping a child, to men openly harassing and molesting girls, we have gotten so used to hearing these stories that it no longer shocks us.
In one such incident, a man in Pakistan was caught openly masturbating in front a van full of college going girls that too in broad daylight.
A Facebook post, which has now gone viral, first shared this story and tried to get justice for her friend and other girls who face similar harassment on an almost daily basis. It said,
Today a friend in lahore was in her university van. The van had stopped to wait for another van opposite Barkat Market. As they were waiting, a man on a bike rode by and flashed the girls in the van. His p*nis was out and he was [email protected] He went back and forth for about 4-5 minutes looking into the van of girls who had not just not consented to this but were also in their teens. My friend was able to take a picture of him after which he immediately put on his mask. The van driver was on the other side, waiting for the second van. When my friend finally summoned up the courage to say something, he left.
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Sexual harassment through public [email protected] is a very real issue. I’ve seen men do it outside my university. Usually rikshaw walas or bikers. I’ve heard my friends narrate similar incidents. I’ve seen drivers parked outside malls do it.
When i was younger, i didnt tell anyone because i was scared i would be blamed. Please share this so that hopefully someone can recognize this complete piece of shit and he can at least be humiliated if not have his p*nis cut off.
Men like this need to be publicly castrated.
While we often see and share such post to get social awareness, the bitter truth is that hardly any action is taken against such people and most often than not these people go away scot-free.
What’s more, while hundreds came out and condemned the act, there were many others who continued to blame the victims and even defended the man by saying things like “Mera jism, meri marzi” (it’s his body and his choice).”
For the unversed, the above taunt was against women who on Women’s Day had taken out a march in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore where they had protested against the sexism and misogyny.
At these events, a specific poster that had caught everyone’s eye. The poster had read – “Mera jism, meri marzi (my body, my choice).”