01. Do not step out of home during night.
In Delhi, night starts whenever the men decide to prowl upon women. So, if possible do not step out of home at all.
02. Do not stay at home.
So many women are raped by men closest to them. Family members, relatives, neighbours… and you thought you were safe at home?
03. Do not trust anybody.
Adding to the list in the second step, do not trust your teachers, your security guards, your friends, your colleagues, in fact any male member of this society….be paranoid for life.
04. Do not live your life.
Do not work, do not study, do not wear clothes of your choice, do not wear makeup, do not laugh out loud, do not travel, do not live your life anymore.
05. Do kill yourself.
If you’ve attained puberty, it’s time to decide whether to live ahead or not. Even if you are a baby or a grandma, you’re not safe. ‘Cos any animal on the street will target anyone with breasts and vagina. If you can’t kill yourself, at least mutilate your face. Though there is no guarantee of it keeping you safe from these men.
and last, one bonus step. If possible,
06. Do not take birth.
If you’re a soul hovering around still undecided about where to be born as a girl child, Delhi is not a good choice. Please rethink.
If you are a Delhiite and your blood boils at the never ending spate of crime against women, do make your voice heard. Write a blog post, post an update, if nothing else, copy this post and mail it to the Chief Minister of Delhi: firstname.lastname@example.org or go meet her at 3, Motilal Nehru Place, New Delhi. You can register your protest by calling her office at: 011-23392020, 23392030.
It’s time we made our government and law enforcing agencies took some serious steps about safety of women in Delhi. This is the least we can do.