The country which is known to create great warriors from the time of Mahabharata cries to see its men now. The country which was a home to Mahatma Gandhi known for not mincing his words but finding justice through ahimsa wonders when did today’s men stoop so low that sexual abuses and slut shaming became the go-to weapon against opinionated women.
We are aware of the controversy surrounding Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and her tweet against loudspeakers causing inconvenience during Azaan. She has been receiving sexually lewd and violent messages on Twitter. The actor shared these tweets to highlight the hypocrisy of the so-called protectors of religion who indulge in the cyber attack.
came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity
— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women its no wonder we’ve become rape capital of d world pic.twitter.com/Hteg0IXRM8
— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 25, 2017
Her ex-husband, director Shekhar Kapur, expressed his utter displeasure at the events unfolding.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 26, 2017
Shekhar Kapur has tweeted a warning to Twitter India. He has clearly stated that Twitter’s passiveness against the sexually abusive comments on the micro blogging site will make their days numbered in the country.
In light of increasing rape cases in India, it is important that we identify what propagates this culture. For now, social media platforms seem to be a safe haven/breeding grounds for these ideologies. People largely agreed with Shekar’s words as every now and then we find such sexually regressive and abusive comments posted against women.
Blows my mind.. don’t these guys have families who could potentially read their livid & abusive statements. What kind of people do this!
— Theglassdream (@theglassdream) July 26, 2017
If you observe these accounts do not have any dp, they hide behind curtains and do all these vicious acts, are very good in back stabbing👍
— Jamshid Engineer (@JamshidEngineer) July 26, 2017
— Me (@lotusprings) July 26, 2017
— Sarcastic Indian (@SrcausticIndian) July 27, 2017
In this era of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning they shouldn’t b relying on humans 2 flag such posts. Serious effort needed here
— Nitin Bhatia (@NitinBhatia_) July 27, 2017
Agree. No personal attacks. There is way of putting your point across. Every one has right to agree and disagree with dignity.
— Manohar Kakade (@Manohar_Kakade) July 26, 2017
To be able to simply express yourself on Twitter is becoming difficult with each passing day. The rampant slut shaming on social media platforms has also come to light. Lack of any disciplinary actions from these social media sites only provides a safe zone to trouble makers.