One fine morning, you are sipping your coffee and you see someone’s comment about your son on Facebook – “I wish this small boy will become a rapist in future.” Wouldn’t that shake you?
What if you happen to be the mother of that innocent schoolboy? Wouldn’t that destroy your peace? Wouldn’t you feel that whatever you posted was not worth this personal injury that your son is suffering on your behalf?
This very thing is happening to a woman right now because she challenged the anti-male attitude of celebrities in a video. Mind you – she is not any normal woman but a resolute one – Ms. Jyoti Tiwari. Since she was resolute, she did not remove her initial video and went on with putting forth her viewpoints as replies to all ill-meaning commenters.
Later that evening, she saw morphed uncouth pictures of her circulating on social media with lewd text descriptions on those pictures. These were clearly intended to send her a message – “Shut up or else…” to stop her from doing what she was doing.
Roughly a decade ago, Social Media started out as an advocate of Free Speech. In the age where mainstream media is controlled by oppressive forces, social media was a promise to ensure the free flow of information without any sponsored bias. Social Media created a platform where one can see viewpoints of both sides of an argument before making up his mind. Facebook and Twitter made many political revolutions possible, even overthrowing governments, at times.
As we see in movies, the ‘all-is-well’ picture doesn’t last long. Malicious forces start eating out of the sole purpose of innovations. The case in point that I have here may surprise some people because it involves the attack on a woman by feminist forces.
This post is to present you a deep-dive analysis of what happened in the last few days to a woman, who happened to have different views than Akshay Kumar, a Bollywood icon and Virat Kohli, a cricketer displaying feminist (read it as politically correct) agenda . The incidents happened in five phases as described below.
1. Mass Molestation Claims
Before getting into the nuances of this incident, let me tell you what led to this situation for Jyoti. After New Year’s day, social and mainstream media came up with a huge cry about alleged ‘Mass Molestation’ in Bengaluru, the IT Hub of India. Till date, no evidence of ‘Mass Molestation’ has surfaced.
For those of you who have seen a video or two, here are these that you could be thinking of.
- Video of two men in bike and a girl walking in an alley – Firstly, the viewer can clearly see that this is not MG Road. This is not new year’s eve party too. There are multiple variations of this story circulating, with some guys even arrested. Whatever may be the case, this certainly does not support the ‘Mass Molestation’ claim. Would you call it a ‘Mass Bunk’ in college when only your girlfriend takes a leave?
- Video of a burqa clad woman being molested – This story is being debunked directly by Mainstream media itself that this is a staged attempt of a girl to marry her brother in law. This is a molestation planned by the so-called victim!
Clearly, with the lack of evidence, we can only see that this is an instance of attack against India for ulterior motives. Remember one thing – any place deemed unsafe gets no international visitors in the long run. If international visitors don’t come to Bangalore, IT industry of India would take a hit in the long run.
2. Shaming Videos by Celebrities
Now that you are clear about the Mass molestation that never happened, let’s delve into things that followed this fake claim by media.
- Akshay Kumar, a Bollywood celebrity, released a video on Youtube saying he is ashamed of mass molestation.
- Virat Kohli, a cricketer also did very much the same.
- Shahrukh Khan went an extra mile claiming he will behead his sons if they ever disrespect women.
3. Jyoti’s Video Response
This is where Jyoti comes in. She saw these videos and was upset with these celebrities for propagating negative image on Indian men. She saw that her own little son will get into this series of ‘shame’ and ‘guilt’ that these celebrities went through, even when he did not do anything. The behaviour displayed by the celebrities, who are heroes on screen, will spark the same behaviour in the young fans like her son.
Jyoti was afraid that her son will feel guilty for nothing just because these double face male celebrities feel guilty of Indian men. So, unable to bear that eventuality, and to tell – not only her son but all males of India – that it is not okay to feel guilty because few opportunistic celebrities say so, Jyoti released a video from her home challenging these celebrities with her points.
4. Online Abuse – Can of Worms
This is where the can of worms started pouring in. Her video reflected well with the Indian audience and became viral instantly with tens of thousands of people viewing her video within hours. Two kinds of people were butthurt with this viral video
- Fans of Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli, Shahrukh Khan etc.
These butt-hurt people launched a vigorous online campaign against her video by the use of keyboard warriors. With comment wars going on Facebook and Youtube, Jyoti’s views had garnered the support of many men and women in India who came to fight for Jyoti against feminists and fans.
When the ‘Respect Women’ brigade understood that they were losing ground, they did exactly what any ‘Respect Women’ brigade would not do. They commented on her video with morphed pictures of herself with sexually explicit captions.
5. Facebook Slaps the Victim
This is where people like me come in. We reported the pictures and the profile that did it on profile for abuse. And, the Facebook refused to take action against that person. This is the response that we got from Facebook.
What? Facebook does not want to take action against that person who distastefully and personally abused a woman online? I have never heard of something like this before. Was Facebook refusing to take action because this woman was talking against feminism? Was Facebook thinking that it is justified that she suffered this abuse? Did Facebook want to silence her too?
Oh Yes! That very evening Facebook blocked Jyoti for 7 days! No action against abuser but against the abused. This smells very much like cops filing a domestic violence case on the bleeding and hurt husband, who called the cops after his wife attacked him.
Where have we come to?
Someone told me this: If you are not paying for it, you are the product! Is Facebook using people like you and me as a product? If yes, who are they selling us to? Are they selling us to create unrest that would favor rogue countries in the international arena? The future never looked more grim to me before this! What do you think?