By Robert Alai
I want to make it clear so that trolls can have something to talk about. I am not for the abuse or violence against any woman. I don’t believe also that anyone should take the law into their own hands and judge and condemn anyone just on how she/he dresses.
That not withstanding, I believe that it is EXTREMELY foolish to leave the door to your banks open and blame thugs solely for entering. Just like we are told that security starts with us, the women who are stripped for being scantily dressed must also equally blame themselves for being careless to what the society thinks about how they carry themselves.
We can’t claim that we will hold every public leader to account when we can’t hold ourselves to account for our acts which leads to negative reaction from the public. If you want to blame those “conductors and the public” for stripping the “scantily dressed” woman, also try to ask why focus was on her while other women were not targeted.
It is foolish to think that people should be blind to your actions which might injure others. If you caused an accident, don’t blame others only, also blame yourself.
People are scapegoating and wannabe activists hope that this Embassava issue will see their career take off. Address issues with honesty. The woman was wrongly handled but she contributed to it by insulting and being arrogant to people who were peacefully complaining on how she was behaving.
I have said it. Now you can have your activism career take off. I will stand by this forever.