Euphemisation is nothing but euthanization

In India,we are accustomed to the habit of making grave things sounds petty, for it leaves room for procrastination and escapism .Methinks for a country and society which prefers euphemism over actual definitions of an act or problem, can never be comfortable with dealing them…..Why as a society are we so uncomfortable with actual definitions of problems ? And because we treat the words to be more offensive and anti culture ,in a course we tend to undervalue its impact.Personally i regard  it as a defective method ,because concealing inappropriate ,disturbing and damaging activities under the cloak of convenient and less unpleasant words undermine appropriate attitude towards serious issues.

Euphemism have what i believe a kind of dehumanizing effect,they make you callous,they  lend a kind of disguised insensitivity to a person.The debate that is often used in favor of using euphemism is that some words may sound offensive or inappropriate and may become a cause of embarrassment for certain people.I totally regard this as hoax,i feel the society tends to avoid certain certain issues and in order to lessen their gravity resort to euphemism.i mean it’s hard to believe that people get offended by the definition of certain issue and not the issue itself.It’s just not an act of dodging offensive or bad words but intentional dodging of vile issues.

Popular euphemism in our country :

Eve teasing:Public sexual harassment 

I don’t think that the word eve teasing can even distantly cover what all happens to women on streets in our country.I have been hit on my breast, a pat on my back even when my father was walking besides me ,and shocked when i looked at the guy he just winked and pulled off.I don’t think the word teasing stands a chance to do justice with all such acts.I have heard more horrendous cases which the society would cover casually under eve teasing.We need to face the reality, by keeping things under the cloak won’t change the reality instead would make the situation more


Eve Teasing

Eve teasing is a euphemism used in India. The expression “eve teasing” is Indian in origin; you won’t find it in most dictionaries. Native speakers of English don’t use it.Eve teasing means public sexual harassment or molestation of women by men ,the word “eve” have biblical reference.Considering the phonological roots of the term in Indian English, Eve teasing refers to the temptress nature of Eve, placing responsibility on the woman as a tease, as though the aggressive response of the males was normal rather than criminal.Many feminist in our country have raised their voice to replace the term with a more appropriate term.

 Is it not apparent from the very term that our society no matter what always chides a woman for any sought of misbehavior she faces?

-You should not dress up like sluts.

-You should not get out of your house after seven in the evening

Ours is a society in which all the ball and chain are meant for the female society.The men in our society are free even to do the worst of acts.The reason for such discrimination is that a woman should always be virtuous and cautious, for men since eternity as meant to violate and surpass the decency level.If a woman wish to be safe in our society she should live in a shell,for men can’t change their stinking attitude.The Indian society reeks of unhealthy prejudices favoring the male society.When a woman is molested in public the society recklessly blames her in some or the other way(her dressing sense,she should keep tabs of time etc etc).But lets not forget every woman raped or molested is not parading the streets in a mini skirt or bikini,then why the malfeasance persist?

The coinage of the term “Eve teasing” in my opinion is offensive.It tantamount’s to putting the entire blame on womenfolk for the malfeasance.