Tag: India rape culture

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Kabir Singh is a drunkard. He’s also an angry lover. And a sociopath. Kabir Singh is the archetypal abusive man: He falls head over heels for a woman at first sight, pursues her until she gives in, wards off other suitors by threatening them, and slaps her when he is angry. What does the...

The Crime of Rape Deserves a Harsher Punishment

The Crime of Rape Deserves a Harsher Punishment

Journalist Priyanka Dubey, in her book "No Nation For Women — Reporting on Rape From India, The World's Largest Democracy," boldly remarked that "rape is the only crime in India for which the victim is blamed." The statement makes absolute sense in the light of India’s social context, where a...

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?

Can a Brutal Murder Shake India into Facing Its Rape Culture?

On November 27, Priyanka Reddy, a veterinary doctor from the Indian state of Telangana, was brutally gang-raped and murdered. Her body was burned to leave little trace of the misdeed. The incident took place when, while traveling home alone on a scooter, Priyanka got off at a toll plaza. A group...

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