The title is creepy, I know. But it is, weirdly enough, on point. Because the circumstances are calling for the revival of good name of Indian men. The whole deal about Bobs and Vagene has basically murdered the respect for us as a whole.
It was not that long ago, Instagram and other similar social media presented themselves with the feature of live video. Any user can post their own live video and their friends or anybody else (depending on the choice of the user) can watch the video live as it happen and also share what they think about the video on the same interface as the video. These shared comments can be seen by the video uploader and whoever else viewing the video as well. When the video is over, everything related to it ceases to exist online including the video and the comments. But as it turns out, it wasn’t that easy.
See, mostly the people who let their live videos be seen by the entire world must be doing it because they like the attention or maybe they don’t know how to turn it off. But in the beginning, it sort of seemed that the viewers of the video had a feeling of privacy as the other people watching the video were neither their friends nor their enemies. So a bunch (read: lot) of people thought it would be a great idea to make the live videos’ comment page, a platform to release their sexual creepiness and libido. The result of that were comments towards womens’ live videos on a huge scale. The pervy guys’ world became a global village. Needless to say, men from India was also part of all this. And everybody gathered together to comment “Sexy”.
The most silliest problem for Indian men, then emerged out of no where. Some of them just started commenting words such as ” bobs” and “vagene”. Yes, they didn’t know the correct spelling for boobs and vagina. And of course, everybody who read this laughed till they soiled themselves.
All joking aside, this is a serious problem. The educational side of it is a minor one. But Indian men just proved, for no reason, that they are the most shameless and perverted beings on the internet. Nobody else was this creepy online (except for most of the people in 4chan) and everybody else started to look at Indians that way all of a sudden.
We were famous for our quirky accent and our obsession with maths and our spicy foods. Never thought we will be named pervy. The reason for all of this, is not only that some of us don’t know to spell, but also we thought of internet as a free space. Humans are extremely sexual and perverted beings, no questions asked. But a bunch of people thought they can released their dark side on to a virtual keyboard, without considering the consequences, well… created a lot of consequences.
This, being a serious problem, we need an immediate solution. Maybe educating people about internet and the ways and privacy of it could be useful. Or maybe we should, at last, teach people about sex or atleast sex related words in India so that this could be avoided in the near future.
I have not been considerate about the real victims of the activity here shared. Many women must have feel attacked and mentally offended at these live video sessions due to those comments. I feel sorry for you all. I hope this weird thing ends now and forever.