Men could not succeed in abusing women if the mothers and wives of men did not support the atrocities. The women cheer them on. Many of them blame God for their crimes. They support rape, mutilation and murder in God's name. Such atrocities are not limited to one religion, however, nor to any one country, race, or class.
If the women did not support the abuse, it would not be so easy to abuse girls and women. If the women went on strike instead of striking the victims, child prostitution and the torture and murder of girls would not be such a hugely successful business around the globe.
Victims of abuse refuse to press charges. They stay with the men after the first strike, and the second. They make it easy for their abusers to torture and mutilate them - and often, their children.
The mothers of abusers protect and encourage the abuse. Isolated, the victims are helpless. Women who should protect women help the abusers instead.
Women who could protect women give their little boys weapons and teach their daughters to obey the sons.
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Little children are forced into prostitution by their fathers, brothers - and mothers. The wives, sisters and mothers of abusers allow their men to violate little girls. Why do you think your son, your brother, your husband is going to India, Thailand? To buy brass bells? Really?
In Sonagachi's red light district, an estimated 12,000 prostitutes under 18, Indian children, are raped for less than 1 euro a day. These sobering pictures captured by Mumbai-born multimedia journalist Souvid Datta tell an important story. The subject matter of this photographic series are sex workers in India and their children.
Datta was inspired to shoot 'Shadows of Kolkata' for both personal and political reasons. At the age of 8 he moved to London, but would visit his grandparents in Kolkata once a year. He also has previous experience volunteering with a non-governmental organization in the area, and was outraged by the injustices caused by poor government control. The thriving sex traffic industry and the fate of Indian children troubled him deeply.
Published: Jan 14, 2014 • References: souvid.org.