And some things shouldn’t be called what they are.
The first and foremost in this list is “Eve Teasing”. Ask any woman who has been subjected to catcalls, indecent gestures, touches, shoves and worst still, grouping. Ask them if there was any element of tease in it? Giving these actions a name as harmless as “eve teasing” makes them almost non-criminal. Each of this action is done with the intent of getting some sexual gratification. This is outright harassment and should be called that.
Another such evil is “honor killing”. Murdering people on account of pure hatred and misplaced sense of self and community cannot be equated to anything done for “honor”. It’s a brutal act, totally premeditated. Rage is what leads a person to do something so barbaric. So why name it as “honor killing”.
To eliminate a problem it’s important to first understand and then accept the quantum of the same. Only then can curative and preventive actions can be taken. It’s important that a criminal act is seen as a one and not some flippant action. And calling them by what they are might just help.