Thursday, January 3, 2013
The 'Indian' gang rape
This article should restore some sort of balance. Turns out the incidence of rape, the percentage of rapists that get arrested or convicted, the victim-shaming, and even the percentage of "leering men", are not really that much different between India and the 'civilized' West.
So please, let us stop the 'India bashing', and superficial, unhelpful commentary, and instead celebrate the democracy that permits us to express our disgust and anger at this horrific crime, the sense of ownership that makes us long to see our country become a safer place for women, the fairness of our legal system that protects even the worst criminals from being lynched but instead gives them a fair trial, and the sense of community that makes Us feel wronged and shamed and unsafe and angry and guilty and sorry, and causes us to stand shoulder to shoulder with our women, expressing our unity and solidarity.