However, as I said before I don’t advocate an eye for an eye because I don’t want us to drop down to the levels of those who hurt us in the first place, but this whole rant is besides the point. The original article was posted in an Indian newspaper but the story spread, and excuse the pun, like wildfire. One of the versions of the article is posted here.
It’s espcially the comments on the tumblr post that really made this article special, though. The comments on the “victim gets revenge on rapist by setting him on fire” article show people just how stupid they’re being when they blame the victim for being raped.
Some people commented saying the comparison is ridiculous because being set on first is worse than being raped… which is a terrible thing to say. While I don’t feel the two are comparable because they’re different kinds of violence, they are both still equally life threatening and both are a form of violence caused by someone acting against another’s personal boundaries and safety.
Those posters really showed people how stupid they sound when even police officers ask “but what were you wearing?” and “Did you have a lot to drink?” after a rape is reported. My absolute favourite comment in this mix has got to be: “If you read the article, eye witnesses said the man had purchased a lighter earlier that same day. Dude probably set himself on fire and lied about it. Typical.”
Actually no, I’m lying. All of them are my favourite.