Perversion is a type of human behavior that deviates from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Although the term perversion can refer to a variety of forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal, repulsive or obsessive. Perversion differs from deviant behavior, in that the latter covers areas of behavior (such as petty crime) for which perversion would be too strong a term. It is often considered derogatory, and, in psychological literature, the term paraphilia has been used as a replacement, though this term is controversial, and deviation is sometimes used in its place.
Stalking and perversion has been around for ages. To be precise, I’m sure it was around since the time humanity was around. Like there is Asia, America, Africa and other continents, there is a land of perverts on this earth. The only difference there are no clear demarcation for this land. It extends itself into almost all countries. Only the population of stalkers and perverts differs. But they are there. Offline as well as online. The trouble is we refuse to accept that until unless we ourselves or one of our close relatives, friends or associates are affected.
It was just day before that a friend informed that someone had forged her profile and was contacting people in her friend list. Everyone perceived her as the original person. This has continued for over two years and she got to know now because her offshore team celebrated her birthday with a cake when it was not her birthday. But the fake profile’s birthday matched. Doesn’t this sound creepy?
Now we were wondering what to do with this case when last night a very close friend messaged me about my picture being illegally used by a fake profile and some other perverts (I must say there are tons of them) had liked it and posted cheap comments. I completely lost it. The first thing that came to my mind is fear. I wanted to deactivate or delete my account. I tried to cool down. Why should I? I’m not the one who is making mistakes. He/she is the one. Then I thought I should block that profile. A little later I tried reporting the pic and the profile to FB. But our dear Zuckerberg and team, they came back to me asking me to request the profile owner to pull the pic down. I calmed myself. But I got even more enraged. I wanted to get that B*****D nailed at any cost. After discussing with the husband and a few good friends, I decided to lodge a formal complaint. I used the Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police to lodge my complaint. But like most of our initiatives, the form when submitted gave the following error message.
The requested URL was not found on this server.
In a situation of crisis, I generally try my best to forgive the other party to save a particular relationship (if I value it) as much as possible. But here there is no relationship that I need to value. Plus, this is a CRIME. I was sure I couldn’t let this go unattended. My silence would mean picture of many more innocent users being shared by this and many other fake profiles. I culled out all the possible email-ids I could from the Delhi Police website, Crime Branch website and Cyber Crime Cell website. I mailed them the link and lodged my complaint. I’m definitely going to submit a copy of my electronic complaint in person to the nearest police station this evening. More update on action taken will follow.
Meanwhile, I have also messaged the bugger about action taken as a warning sign. If he pulls down the picture or deletes his profile by himself, good for him. Else, I am definitely going to ensure that necessary action is taken against him and he gets the deserved punishment.
The other friend who’s a victim of cyber impersonation asked me to see if I can write a fictional account on what might be the psychology behind such perverted minds. At that time, I didn’t know I would have to handle one myself. Honestly, there is no psychology. A few kicks on the right place will make them forget the cheap kicks that they derive from such tricks. I’ll ensure that this one gets what he/she very well deserves.
Meanwhile, this update is to warn each one of the readers to be very very cautious about what they share or post on social media. It’s nothing but a million eyes following you without even your knowledge. And FB’s privacy settings are so ‘well defined‘ that you would want to bang your head on the wall for having decided to create an account in the first place. The number of perverts like these outdo the number of genuine users using the platform for spreading information and sharing knowledge. I wish Zuckerberg’s team tweaks the algorithms to help keep stalkers away from the platform.
P.S. Sorry for any spelling or grammatical errors as this post is typed by a sleep-deprived victim.