42% Chennai kids sexually assaulted- so says this article …. March 30, 2006Posted by vettithoughts in Awareness.
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I do not know how these statistics came about.
Some of my friends and I recently had a conversation about this and many of them did accept that when they were kids, they have had people well known to them make some kind of ‘sexual gesture’ or ‘action’. It was unfortunate that we all agreed on the fact that our moms were not willing to believe or understand when they were informed in euphemistic terms that we didn’t want to visit that ‘particular uncle’.
I am sure that there are many of us who have had bad experiences in crowded buses. At that time it was too common and not many parents could afford to send their daughters in 2 wheelers or many alternative arrangements, Looking back I wonder if that is why I even stopped mentioning the numerous incidents in public busses and else where. I stopped going in crowded buses even if that made me an hour or so late to the college.
Reading the article in Hindustan times, reminded me of those incidents. I hope parents today are more aware and willing to listen to their daughters when they talk about such incidents or when their daughters are upset after visits from so called family friends.