There was news on television the past few days about a woman who went to Tondo to attend the fiesta celebration with her boyfriend and friends and ended up in the police station wailing and in shock. She was raped by many and had to jump from the second floor of the house to flee or to escape the transgressors. She was seen without her pants and panty on waving to a barangay service vehicle. She was limping, probably getting a fracture from the jump.
Where was the boyfriend? He was nowhere in that news report. Maybe one of the perpetrators? We really do not know. But it is very sure that she was not taken good care by her supposed to be valiant knight ready to protect her any time.
Should we readily blame the girl because she could have probably showed that she was an easy girl, or maybe she was wearing a mini skirt or a revealing dress? Was that enough reason for someone or for some people to rape her? The girl was wearing only a simple black shirt in that news report, by the way.
If this is what our frame of mind should be, then all those lovely legged models and beauty pageant contestants best viewed in LCD HDTV will be raped one way or the other. And all those young ladies and women who wears clothes that reveal a little or more of the flesh will suffer the same fate.
The trouble with these holier-than-thou, goody-goody types of people is they forget that rape is carried out by mentally deranged individuals who force themselves on others because of that incapacity. How would these self-righteous people explain the rape of a six-month old baby, or that of a septuagenarian? Instead of blaming these mindless perpetrators, the whole accusation is on the victim. Are they really sure that their simple, tightly closed, unappealing apparel will save them from a raging bull that of rapist? God forbid.
Sometimes, being too much engrossed on the notion that one is better than the other because of the precepts they follow in life makes the whole thing more fake.