Rapist Manifesto

The prescriptions by various political, religious and social leaders in the wake of the Delhi incident have enlightened us, unveiling the mindset of the rapists. And this is how one rapist may speak to you.

Dear sisters and virtuous women,

We are writing this for the sake of all women who wish to safeguard their honour, virginity and life.

You know we don’t rape every woman out there.

  • We are very selective.
  • We are not barbarians or beasts who pounce upon every woman we come across.
  • We have our own criteria, rules, and even scruples.

But before we explain that, you should acquire some insight into the stuff we are made of.

We have strong bodies but our minds are weak and uncontrollable, at times. Of course we are made of sterner stuff. Unfortunately, we lack control over our emotions especially sexual. The moment we set our eyes on the beauty or the contour of a woman we are turned on. So you may be wondering all the women who have been raped were not noted for their beauty. Yes, but we have the power to imagine the beauty even in an ugly one (just like we morph certain pics). Above all, there is no distinction between the pleasures the bodies of the beautiful and ugly ones could offer. So we compromise on external beauty, looks, size, age.

There are a few kinds of women we prefer/choose/must have to rape. It will be beneficial to you so that you can wipe out such traits (1 to 5) from you if you wish to go unharmed and live a  peaceful life.

  1. The bold: There are certain women who never hesitate to blurt out their opinions, claiming that they know a lot, trying to outsmart men. Blame the modern media and the undue amount of education women are receiving these days. Such women can be tamed down only through rape. After that they will realize how fragile and worthless they are. Keep in mind that we have nothing to lose.
  2. The fearless: These days many women dare to step out of their houses even after nightfall. Isn’t that obviously a challenge to the men folk who monopolize the world at that time? Women are supposed to be afraid of darkness. What business do they have on the streets at night? We know what they expect and we are too happy to administer them what they are asking for.
  3. The independent: They believe they can survive without the support of men. We just want to prove them wrong. If they start defying men and writing them off as unnecessary, what will be the future of our society? Hope you get our good intentions.
  4. The lonely: This is a variation of the third group. They don’t mind travelling around alone. What are they trying to convey? “We are not afraid of men”? They definitely need an experience to correct their misconceptions.
  5. The immoral: (We are not talking about the prostitutes.) Some try to blindly imitate the western culture by using makeup and wearing revealing clothes. We enjoy watching our favourite sexy actresses in such accessories, but what will an ordinary woman have to do with that sort of things? Some move around with their boyfriends at odd hours. Even many of you are against such immoral girls and will be only too happy if we teach them a lesson. And no decent woman would roam about in the street after 6.00 pm. Those who are there don’t mind us using them for our entertainment because that is what they come prepared for.
  6. The retarded: They are damaged goods, who are not in demand in the marriage market. So what is wrong in using them for our pleasure? They rarely complain. If they have no complaints why should others bother?
  7. The kids: The kids are pure. They will keep quiet. So if we are not lucky enough to get grown ups sometimes we will have to adjust with the tender ones. (6 and 7 are used usually when we are bereft of chances to satisfy our needs or when they are easily available.)

We are sure you would agree that rape is the best solution to tame down women 1 to 5. Acid attack is effective too, but not as ‘good’ as rape. Our goal is to conserve the family and the patriarchal system in our society. If women start raising their voice the society will soon be headed for its extinction. So sisters, understand this and do follow the given instructions:

Remember, you are too weak to save yourself (from us). You are supposed to be under the protection and at the beck and call of your husband, father, brother or son. We will take good care of you if you are willing to limit yourselves within the constraints of your house. Your desires (food, sex, kids, clothes and ornaments) will all be meted out. Never interfere in our affairs or question our deeds. Never ever demand a trip to the dirty world outside where we will be busy teaching those immoral ones some valuable lessons.

 Note: In spite of all these precautions if someone assaults you, chant this mantra: Brother, please let me go. He will immediately melt (thinking of his sister) and comply with your request.



22 responses to “Rapist Manifesto

  1. A great insight into the immoral minds of rapists.
    I just hope and pray we bring up men who has more sense of right and wrong than these people. We need to teach our kids that human dignity is a right of everyone. We need to teach our men to respect us women as human beings first.
    I sometimes am so glad I don’t have girls. Otherwise I would live in fear of them being victims of such heinous crimes. But now I understand that I have a greater responsibility in bringing up future men who will not become such become predators. I will die of shame if a son borne out of me commits a sin like this against another woman.

    • I hear a lot of women say they are glad they don’t have girls. But I don’t know how many of them realize the great responsibility they have. I hope they too would say, “I have a greater responsibility in bringing up future men who will not become such become predators. I will die of shame if a son borne out of me commits a sin like this against another woman.”

      • You are so right, Bindu. People often say they are glad they don’t have daughters. But they should also make sure that their sons are brought up right so that daughters of others might live their own life in peace as they rightfully should be.

  2. You’re right. This is what a rapist is probably thinking. And it seems that they are getting bolder and bolder, knowing that it’s not likely they will be punished.

    Though changing the mindset of people in general is the log-term solution, the short-term deterrent of swift justice is also necessary. But when will the government realize this?

    • Each time a woman blames the victim in front of the male members of the society, she is reaffirming this belief in their minds: women themselves expect us and give us the right to assault them if they violate the ‘rules.’ Women should wake up to reality.

  3. Good and informative post. 🙂

  4. Excellent piece, Bindu! I agree with Manju that more awareness against rape and shaming rapists can change people’s mind in the long term. But governments must stop blaming the victims and bring the criminals to justice in the short term—without such action, raising awareness only is not enough. Potential rapists have to be warned that they will pay heavy price for their actions.

    What a shame to hear a “guru,” among others, defending rapists. It’s disgusting.

    • All Indian women must be grateful to Jyothi for bringing about such a revolutionary change in the attitude of the public, though at the cost of her precious life. Don’t know when the political and religious leaders will start thinking differently.

  5. Bindu, thanks for writing with such compassion and honesty about such a difficult topic.


  6. Well written! A good satire that really does paint a nice sketch of the mind of rapist. The kind of absurdities the blithering politicians and likes of asaram are coming up with is disgusting.
    My first visit here, liked your blog very much.

    • Thank you so much for the visit. Welcome to my blog. We find rapist attitudes in many of the men we know. All of them don’t become rapists not because of their self-control but only due to the lack of opportunities.

  7. An insightful post Bindu and thank you for visiting and following my photography blog. I have a second blog 1500 Saturdays and I wrote about what’s happening to women in India and around the world http://hellenjc.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/power-to-the-women-of-the-world/
    I have a male friend, an indian, who lives in Delhi and I skyped with him yesterday. He is appalled by the rapes and the loss of Jyoti’s life but during the discussion he claimed that there are also problems with women claiming domestic abuse against their husbands when it hasn’t happened so they can get a divorce and he feels that many aspects of Indian law is now weighted in favour of women ( though clearly not in rape cases) I wonder about your opinion on this?

    • Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the generous comment for me. Your friend is correct – partly. All laws have good motives but often they are misused. The same may be happening here too. But such cases form only a very small share of the total real domestic abuse cases. There are thousands of women who silently put up with the abuse throughout their lives. The way the women are brought up here will be beyond your imagination. Majority of them feel men have every right to use them in the ways they prefer, and they are not even aware of their rights.

  8. Thought provoking TY! 🙂

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