Very distressing story

(8 Posts)
hopingtodrive Sat 22-Dec-12 12:28:39

There have been a few very shocking rape cases in India which has lead the whole country to look at the matter with the seriousness it deserves.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20765320

However looking at some indian local forums today I was just shocked that in a matter of a few days people are now questioning why a girl was out watching a movie at night!! Can't believe it.

hopingtodrive Sat 22-Dec-12 12:29:08
Emmielu Sat 22-Dec-12 20:40:52

is this the same story about the girl fighting for her life in India? that made me feel sick to the stomach I couldn't read a lot of it. sad.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sat 22-Dec-12 20:47:46

That poor woman sad I am glad they are fast tracking the case.

hopingtodrive Sun 23-Dec-12 13:30:42

yes emmie thats the story in the bbc link. they have arrested all the men involved in that case. there have been two more equally horrific stories in the past few weeks one involving a child, i dnt know about the outcomes of those.

this article explains more about the victim blaming which it seems is prevalent everywhere

www.theage.com.au/world/police-under-fire-from-furious-protesters-in-indias-rape-capital-20121223-2btkd.html

strumpetpumpkin Sun 23-Dec-12 13:41:11

i occasionally read times of india and there is story after story of rape, abuse, hideous stuff. Its endemic. Yesterday it was a 3 year old girl raped. The other week, it was about a 5 year old girl who was boiled alive by people in a protection racket.
I wonder why this story has grabbed the worlds headlines. I wonder if it was because she was an english speaking middle class woman

whatever its absolutely horrific, but its always strange how certain stories make the news and others dont

hopingtodrive Sun 23-Dec-12 16:54:16

Strumpetpumpkin in developing countries when you are an educated woman with a middle or upper class family you are somewhat removed from the reality and can't fathom it happening to you. I have seen many reports of female govt officials blaming girls who get raped saying well if they are out at night what do they expect, or they must have incited the men in some way. Is absolutely despicable.

I think this case has grabbed the headlines because she is a university student so it hits close to home for many women.
I have stopped reading about this story now as the amount of cases and the brutality is just incredible. I can't believe people are so helpless in the face of these brutes.

BarbarianMum Sun 23-Dec-12 17:21:05

It is a terrible thing to have happened.

However, I am HUGELY cheered by the fact that there is such a public outcry in India. Horrific things have been happening to women there (and elsewhere, of course) for a long time with nobody giving a rat's arse very little political, social or media attention.

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