Remember those days when you used to hear – said in all seriousness – that women “asked for it” when they went out alone at night or wore skimpy clothing?
Well, here’s a new variant on the theme, coming from the Melbourne police, or so it was reported in papers here. It seems that Indian men going out at night carrying things like MP3 players or phones are attacked because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. You know, like travelling home by train at night. Nothing to do with the fact that they are Indian.
Yeah. Tell me another. In fact, just tell me how travelling by public transport can be considered “the wrong place.” Or how being at a party only to be stabbed by gatecrashers is being somewhere “at the wrong time”.
Sorry, Australia. This stinks. Do something about it.