We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary - India's Daughter - made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus. All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned! Why was it necessary to provide voyeuristic details of how the entrails of the girl were taken out and then disposed off, for example? Or how the unrepentant rapist-killer thought she brought it upon herself? Also pertinent is h … [Read more...]
Sheila Dikshit is aghast at the situation in Delhi in terms of safety of women. What I found interesting and also sad was that it took an incident in the high-end Lajpat Nagar to wake her up. "Women don't feel safe in Delhi. Fears have risen. I'm shocked to learn about the Lajpat Nagar attempted rape case. It's a big setback for us," she said referring to the rape bid on a 19-year-old woman Tuesday. Such incidents - actually worse than this - happen throughout the city and specially in the lowe … [Read more...]
Saudi Preacher Rapes, breaks skull, back and burns 5 yr old daughter goes free after fine by Islamic Court
What an animal! How can someone do to his own daughter?? And what does the court do to him? Leave him after a fine. Which, btw, was half of what it would have been had it been a boy! A Saudi preacher who tortured his five-year-old daughter to death has been released after agreeing to pay 'blood money', activists said.Lama al-Ghamdi died in October having suffered multiple injuries including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns. The child had also been re … [Read more...]
“Mohammad the Intestine-Ripper” (Delhi Gangrape) should be given Jail for Life: Can’t let this animal loose on streets of India!
In the recent Delhi Gangrape case, there were 6 rapists: Ram Singh, the bus driver, and his brother, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, an assistant gym instructor, Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller, an unemployed youth Akshay Thakur and Raj Mohammad supposedly a juvenile.That night after the bus, that should NOT have plied in Delhi taking passengers - because it was private - and because it had tinted glass - had already been witness to a crime - a carpenter had been taken on and robbed off of Rs 8000; to … [Read more...]
Gandhi ALSO blamed Women for getting Raped; Do Misogyny and Obsession with Sexual Purity go Hand-in-Hand?
Mahatama Gandhi was, after all, the "Father of the Nation". What's wrong if the sons take after their father?A lot has been said about Rape and the Indian culture. Even Hinduism has been invoked to show linkages to the rape epidemic currently in place in India. But are we victims of the prejudices of moralistic politicians who neither knew Hinduism nor were straight with the people? Gandhi - the Father of the Nation - is one such person whom we shall look at today.Gandhi once said of a Ra … [Read more...]
Here is an interesting discussion on what the boys should be taught about rape. Akhil Sharma discusses the whole issue of how boys are brought up and what messages are they getting.. specifically with respect to sex and rape .. and women in particular. Much of this conversation has focused on what we teach girls about their own worth; and about the messages that society sends them about their supposed culpability when they are victimized. But today, we want to explore what we teach our boys, … [Read more...]