Global state of the male unionYoung Indian female (not the victim).
My mind cringes to think of recent horror stories, too terrible to handle in detail. The New Delhi incident entered the news again in March, when one of the suspects in the gang rape and murder of the young woman hung himself in his jail cell.
I’m Marco Werman. This is The World. Since it happened in December, we’ve been actively following developments on the show in India surrounding the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a New Delhi bus. Well, today a new and disturbing twist in the ongoing trial of the defendants in that case. The alleged ringleader of the men on that bus was found dead in his prison cell. The authorities say 33-year-old Ram Singh committed suicide by hanging himself with a handmade rope. Singh was being tried along with four other men on charges of rape, murder, and abduction.
A return to trauma
The men tied her male companion with a belt, and beat him. They drug her into a run down ghetto building, each taking turns with her.
The Indian government has not taken the tragedy lightly and have detained 20 men in reference to the case. They have formed nine special teams to work the case.
Human empathy and our higher nature
I know, however, that the majority of human beings possess the saving grace and highest evolved capacity in nature: empathy. So I know that you feel for these women, instinctually, without even trying, if you are a normal human.
Empathy is about standing in someone else's shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.
Daniel H. Pink
The fundamental problem with men
Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it's important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions.
We men all have blood on our hands and black in our hearts, but we must act on our higher empathic nature and collectively control ourselves. This goes far beyond the symptom of gang rape, and extends deep within our conception of women as objects. We can no longer treat women as objects for our amusement and conceal the beast. Empathy facilitates a union with women, which sparks a fire of respect and admiration.
If we respect, love, and admire women for their inherent goodness, kindness, and value, we can suppress the evil that lurks within. But I tell you, a lot of shit in hearts of men across the world must be thoroughly cleansed before we can reach that state. And, until we do, women continue to suffer, not just in moments of violence, but in the endless silences of hurting across the globe.
Men, embrace your better selves. Dig into your evolutionary toolbox and use empathy to stop and repair the countless daily acts of violence against women. See them as equals, or superiors.
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