Narendra Modi, the new Prime Minister of India, gave a very moving speech today, on Independence Day in India.
This particular statement is as applicable here in the US, as it is anywhere else:
“Parents ask their daughters hundreds of questions, but have any parents ever dared to ask their son as to where he is going, why he is going out, who his friends are. After all, a rapist is also somebody’s son. He also has parents. As parents, have we ever asked our son as to what he is doing and where he is going? If every parent decides to impose as many restrictions on the sons as have been imposed on our daughters, try to do this with your sons, try to ask such questions of them.”
Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for mentioning respect of women in your speech today. You may just live up to the hype after all!! #HappyIndependenceDay
Full text of speech after the jump if you’re interested…. Continue reading