Yuyun was 14 when she got raped by 14 men and murdered. This sick incident is the reason why we need to change the law in Indonesia and educate people about rape culture. Seriously, we DO have a rape culture problem.
Dear Yuyun, I hope your soul is in the most peaceful place right now.
"But rape and sexual assault isn’t just because of alcohol. To blame it on the alcohol is to detract the perpetrator’s responsibility from their actions. And that epitomizes the flawed system we have which propagates a rape culture.
But no one ever taught boys to not do catcalls. In fact, our people prides on it. Most believe catcalls should be taken as a compliment to the women, and they should be flattered. So whenever sexual crimes occur, it’s the blame game again: what was the woman wearing? was she flirty? Why not blame it on the men? Because it’s simply more convenient and more culturally acceptable to blame the women."
It’s kinda funny how Interpol’s songs are the salve that I need every time I decided to heal the wound and move on. Every time I realized that the ship has sailed.
Despite the sexual innuendos in their lyrics, Paul Banks seems to know how to represent how I feel inside when it comes to letting go. Or to comprehend how weary souls try to deal with all “bad lucks” they have.
Anyway, guess it’s the sign I need to continue chasing my dreams. No pause this time, Neng Tia.
I know Carlos D has left, but for me, this is interpol.