Apr 12, 2012

Social Slaves [102/365]

Social networking is a double edged sword.
Millions have found their long lost school and college buddies, found their first (and second) loves online and basically done everything that they would've never done in reality.

Now, I have nothing against facebook and orkut. Truth be told, I've had the most incredible relationships with some people that I've not met until now. All online. My longest online penpal is a decade old and we have never even seen each other. We've seen each other graduate, marry and start a career in the ten years that we've met.

But a recent article online caught my eye.
I had this terrible sense of gloom reading through the article. This could be only the tip of the iceberg.
Our new guest blogger for 'Hold the Thought, Get the Point', Alka Narula points out the shocking instance of incest and rape within family.
Ofcourse, considering how tight knit families are in India, elders would normally not take the victim's word when abuse happens. As a victim of abuse myself, I know of the many challenges and consequences that such an abuse will have as the victim grows up.

Click here to read Alka's post on Incest
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