Where sexual assault, corruption, politics, exploitation and violence reign supreme, what is the state of women?
"India" is not only the land where the Shiva-Shakti concept originated, it is also the land where the Kali cult forced its way through patriarchy. There has never been a ubiquitous belief or culture that pervaded "India." While some believed in the equality of the sexes, some in male gods with superhuman powers, still others believed in Kali (Shakti), the raging, blood thirsty female godess. There should have been a reason why Kali came to exist.
Women are targets, for the savages to vent their socio-economic-sexual frustration on.
This is not new to "India," or humanity. It has happened since time immemorial. The Vedas begin with the incestuous rape of Usha by her father, Prajapati. And in Greek mythology, we find Laius rape Chrysippus.
But, only in Indian thought did Kali emerge. The fuming goddess who destroyed evil with her sabers, fire and fangs.
There is a revolution happening in India. What the protestors in Delhi want : capital punishment, is not something I agree with. But the cause for which they are protesting is a great event of our times. Their solidarity is supreme, and necessary. Kali has to unleash her anger sometime.
Women are not perpetually serene creatures, they could dance on you with a garland of skulls around their neck if necessary.
At a time when society is falling apart, the Government is just another gang that plays the power game. But, now is the Age of Kali. She is here, and she would stop evil. She has to.