|Photo credits: Kuwaitiful Blog|
The graffiti reads "dating".
I've seen these photos on Instagram, but I didn't know what they were (because I'm illiterate and don't read Arabic). Then yesterday, I read about this on Kuwaitiful's Blog (LINK HERE) and this has really disturbed me. No one has the right to go vigilante and judge the morality of anyone based on their sick sense of logic.
Here's the scoop:
Typically, dating in Kuwait (especially between Kuwaitis) takes place discreetly: Sometimes a man and a woman meet at a location and the woman parks her car and gets into the man's car and they go off together somewhere. They might just be driving around (tamesha) talking or going to get a shawarma - who knows?
So some idiot/s have started vandalizing women's cars; targeting women as villains.
(Most likely it isn't the case, HOWEVER;) Couldn't it be that her brother is picking her up to go somewhere together? Couldn't it be her father or cousin or uncle or friend? Are they having intercourse in the car? Are they violating any laws? And first and foremost
WHY BLAME THE WOMAN?
This is like saying that a woman who wears a mini-skirt is asking to be raped. No one has the right to do something like this. Who are these people to judge anyone?
So do we now all have to install webcams and security systems around our cars? If someone is breaking the law - bring it to the police's attention. If it is a question of morals and what you think is right or wrong, make sure your own house is in order: raise your own children well (these taggers weren't) and try to do something positive to change your society legally; rather than this!
I hope that these are isolated incidents (maybe by scorned lovers, a jealous woman, or others who know the women, seeking revenge). Regardless, I think this is dangerous and I hope that the police are taking it seriously. You never know if these types of extremists (because that's what they are if they have actually pre-planned the acts) will do more to escalate.