Filmmaker Daniel Shravan, who nobody knew till recently, has taken to social media to solve the issue of rapes in India. At the very outset, it must be stated that the original Facebook post by the man has been deleted, and he has stated that the lines were actually a part of an upcoming movie script, and that the villain of the said movie is to speak these lines. Utter bullcrap.
- “Girls above 18 should be educated on rape, i.e, taught not to refuse the sexual desires of men.
- ‘Nirbhaya Act’ can’t control violent rape so women take their own protection in their own hands and carry condoms to give to the rapist.
- Rape is better than murder. Murder is a sin, rape is corrective punishment.
- Simple logic: When men’s sexual desires are fulfilled by rape, they will not kill the victim.
- If “just rape” is ignored by police, women and women’s rights organizations, rapists will not go to the extent of disfiguring and mutilating the victim.”
One needs to be crazy in the head to even think in this manner, but Daniel Shravan had the gall to actually post this filth on social media. Rape is not really a matter of concern or crime, according to him, however, murder of a rape victim is unpardonable. And to prevent murder, women should be willing participants in the act of rape.
At first, it is hard to believe that a person who is supposedly educated and belongs to the film industry can think in this direction, however, one is made to realise that this in-fact is the mental framework of many. Not only does Shravan find it ‘okay’ to treat women as mere sex objects, but he also suggests how women should always carry condoms and other contraceptives after turning 18, and when being raped, should offer these to the rapist.
Let me assure you, it turns my stomach while I write this. The man has a criminal mind-set, and I see no reason as to why the police should resist taking action against him. Notwithstanding the fact that small girls and old women are all victims of sexual molestation, irrespective of the clothes they wear and the time they are out till, Shravan portrays a medieval mentality which seeks to validate the act of rape. He literally justifies rape, and as such, is a potential rapist. He must be made to face the law.
Meanwhile, the film industry has maintained a stony silence on the issue. The liberal cheerleaders have not condemned the criminal minded filmmaker. There is a certain sense of indifference among the film industry when it comes to speaking against the ridiculous statements of Daniel Shravan. However, what can we expect from an industry which contains the likes of Swara Bhaskar, who, during the Padmavat fiasco, had said that women must rather live as sex slaves. She further did not like the ‘glorification’ of Rani Padmavati in the movie, and would have rather hoped to see her as a sex slave to Khilji. The same film industry equates women to objects to play with in its feature ‘item songs’. The script of many films, the language used are all to be put in question. For too long, this industry has been given a free run under the garb of ‘artistic freedom’.
Daniel Shravan is not a single person with a similar attitude towards rape. There are innumerable such people who find no reason to not indulge in the criminal act. Education is definitely a big factor which can prevent rape, but it cannot stop it, as is clear from the words of Shravan, who despite being educated (we hope he is), exudes a toxic mentality. Fear of law is the only deterrent to such crimes, and the police must begin with acting against this man to set a precedent.