Many of you may recall reading the article “Rapists Infest Hathian – A Warning to Citizens” posted by Abu Muhammad. If you ever see him around Hathian, you should say hello. He appears to be very friendly and welcoming. Most importantly, he is talented. You can find any of his numerous works of arts right here in the Hathian Observer. Unfortunately, this man recently used his talent and power of the press to demean women in the general Hathian area when giving a report regarding a convicted rapist. If you have read the article, then you know which convicted rapist I am referring to. Though the details of that crime in specific is not what this “Equal Rights” article will be about, you can read the information I am referring to easily.
In said article, Abu gives suggestions such as “particular suggestions to females are to avoid alcohol” and “a common sense precaution that comes to mind is that ladies should not display their assets to attract men as it automatically sets them as targets” to women with a goal of preventing further rapes in the area. As Abu seems to mean well, he really stepped in the dog doo with this one as his comments have sparked quite a bit of backlash. After personally meeting Abu in Hathian, he continued to stand by his wording used in the article while wondering why it caused such a fuss on social media. Abu was given several valid complaints regarding his suggestions on how to keep women safe in Hathain. For instance, why should women be forced to wear so many layers to avoid being attacked? A rapist should be forced to control themselves no matter what beverage a woman has consumed, and no matter what clothing she decides to wear.
Abu continued to stand by his decision in the middle of a local store in Hathian in front of random bystanders as he vented about women in his country wearing long black cloth covering much of their bodies, and how perhaps if women here in Hathian did the same then they would run less risk of being attacked. After all, men walk around feeling “horny” and a woman with less clothing on gives a man something to work towards.
Sorry Abu, but women are people to. And once they have clothing rights stripped from them, then they lose part of their power. Instead of wondering why women are ‘ganging up’ on you for writing the article, perhaps try to understand that they are sticking up for those victims who have no voice. How is it an acceptable opinion that men can walk around in their trousers feeling safe, but women walking on the beach in bikinis with a Pina Colada should feel unsafe and a target for rape?
In conclusion, Abu was really only trying to help women as he mentioned many times that he is indeed against rape and does believe that man in the article “Rapists Infest Hathian – A Warning to Citizens” deserved more of a punishment than he received. However, next time maybe we could give our females some empowering advice instead of degrading. Such as try to travel in groups with other women and to avoid dark alleys at night. Also, if you feel concerned about your safety in this crime infested town, perhaps look into self defense classes in your spare time. Lets keep in mind overall, women are people to. Therefore they can dress however they want if it expresses themselves, and keeps them out of jail.