40 thoughts on “RAPE IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM and not just INDIA…

  1. sheesh, it sounds awful. what is worse is that we are way past the stage where men saying no to rape is something noteworthy. recently, i was privy to a conversation which went from “that delhi incident was horrible, india suck” to “why do we women complain so much when we accidentally touch them on the bus” in about 60 seconds. i think sexism has deeper roots, which can be cut out only when the more educated among us realize that literacy and sex-based crimes aren’t related.

  2. Yes, unfortunately Raping happens all over the world. But the big difference is, that usually the raper gets punished. In India it is the raped woman. That is what no one understands and what (after the rape itself) is the biggest injustice! I reblog this post in order to share these facts with your words which are the most authentic.

  3. Well said Kruti. It’s a sad world when boys who can play football are excused any sin as long as they continue to play. Yet a young girl raped by them has to carry the shame and the blame for life. It has to stop.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  4. Kruti, it is indeed very unfortunate, shocking and sad that such incidents are happening all around us. I think they always happened but now they are being brought to notice or highlighted due to stronger media. But what we need to understand here is that the criminals here are not normal men, but they are insane, insensitive, pervert people on the loose. You are right, men should be educated right from their birth to respect women. Every mother should teach her son to respect women. Let us take a case of one hundred men here. We teach all of them, counsel them, try to instill values in them. Ok? The success rate of this exercise, let us take to be 99%. What does that mean? There is at least one man unaffected by all the efforts. Add to him inebriation. What have we? One drunk pervert on the loose.Somewhere around us.How do we identify that one person. Then the responsibility of being safe lies with us and with the government of course. But since we can’t expect the police to be everywhere we have to take our own precautions. No matter what the liberalists or the feminists say, we have to try our best to be safe. As we all saw the mindset of the rapists in the BBC video, they have no regrets whatsoever. Even the fear of impending punishment doesn’t make them change their values.It is unfortunate but true.It is quite easy for the panelists on a news program to sit and comment. But I think what we need today is to make every girl strong, teach her how to protect herself, educate her, provide self defense training and equipment to her instead of wishing and praying with fingers crossed that one day these perverts will have a change of heart and stop raping women.

  5. That was a hard hitting indictment of the human condition the world over. Have we not yet evolved enough to not visit upon one another such heinous crimes? You’re correct – it’s not just India. I think that the incident on the bus was the catalyst for people to look at India in a critical way, but all countries share a guilty hand in this scourge.

  6. Bravo, Kruti!

    As the father of two beautiful women, and, of course, the husband of a third, I can’t read stories such as the one in the local newspaper yesterday morning about the nun in India without wondering what is happening to your country…and mine (the US). For a modern society, the statistics on child sexual abuse in the United States not only are staggering but also abhorrent. According to the US Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), 33% of sexual assaults occur when the victim is between the ages of 12 and 17. Importantly, 82% of all juvenile victims of sexual abuse are female, with about one in five female high school students reporting physical and/or sexual abuse by a dating partner. Even more distressing is the fact that teens 16 to 19 years of age were three-and-one-half times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.

    Anyone who has followed the day-to-day news in the US and Canada should not be surprised by these statistics. The media has put real names to the numbers . . . names such as Daisy Colemen of Maryville, Missouri, who, after accusing a high school senior of sexual assault and was bullied, was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. Or Rehtaeh Parsons from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who after allegedly being gang-raped and bullied, was hospitalized after she tried to hang herself on April 4, 2013. She was taken off life support three days later. Colman and Parsons were not alone. According to Suicide.org, numerous rape victims have suicidal thoughts; many die by suicide.

    Nor do the living escape their tormenters. With 90% of teens and young adults online, the potential for abuse is significant, especially with the greater majority of those having a profile on a social network. In fact, nearly 80% of teens send and receive photos and videos online, some almost certainly pornographic. Nude selfies are not uncommon, with revenge porn—defined as sexually explicit media that are publicly shared online without the consent of the pictured individual —becoming increasingly common. The Internet always was a dangerous neighborhood; with time it has become more so, and more toxic, as well.

    I don’t know if child sexual abuse has yet reached what the US and other health authorities might consider ‘epidemic proportions.’ But I do know I am seeing an increasing number of cases in the newspaper, on television, and on the Internet, among other media, where young women are assaulted and raped, are subsequently harassed, and bullied by their attackers and/or peers, and in some cases, are driven to suicide. And the pity of it is, for many of these victims, there is no justice.

    Theodore Jerome Cohen
    Night Shadows

  7. For every publicized rape there are undoubtedly many times that are never reported, and the rapists are not always serial criminals that may or may not get their blame and/or punishment…but the vast majority tend to be in the “date rape” category, or contact achieved by coercion–that is, (forced through trickery or taking advantage of a girl while she is intoxicated. Many sexual assaults are never reported, or even discussed with friends or family. The blame in most cases has always fallen to the woman or girl, who is judged to have been dressed in a provocative fashion, or drinking, or otherwise to blame.
    This is a problem that has always existed, in any society, for all time. Women have always been vulnerable to attacks by men. Men grow from boyhood with strong negative influence from friends or even family members; what is considered a horrible crime is often considered a badge of manhood prowess. Women themselves often neglect to try to teach their sons to respect girls in general, spending more time in teaching their daughters to be chaste, dress in certain ways, watch what they say, never be out alone, and how to ward off unwelcome advances from boyfriends or casual acquaintances.
    I believe that the key lies in working with women and girls directly to try to gain basic change in cultural attitudes toward sexual relationships, and to attempt to reach small boys as they grow into manhood, encouraging respect and understanding of the issues facing their sisters and girl schoolmates.

    1. you nailed it right. Society teaches women to behave and not men to respect…… Also in India it often occurs in uneducated class where girls have noclue what to do with themselves and many rapes go unnoticed. If they are educated they can fight back

  8. Hi. Don’t know if you remember me. I commented on your previous post about India’s Daughter, that I am visually impaired and was unable to see to read the subtitles.
    Well, I watched again and this time with my sister. She read them all to me so I have seen it twice, once on my own and again with her filling in the blanks.
    There were a few more graphic statements that I’d missed the first time around, but you had it correct when you responded to my comment. I feel I did a pretty good job, that you don’t have to even read the subtitles to get the feeling of the documentary. People might be surprised to hear that.
    I am still working on my blog post about this documentary, but more than that on the bigger and the world-wide problem of sexual assaults. I wanted the point-of-view of someone from India and hoped you wouldn’t mind me including both your blog posts in my article. I am just finding it a bit difficult to write. It is such a global problem and so huge to even think of how to tackle it.
    This most recent post of yours here is straight from your heart and that’s why I hope I can share it in my blog post and have people read the perspectives of not just me as a woman in Canada, but the opinions of more women.
    Well said here. I also checked out that trailer of that documentary you suggested about sexual assaults on US college campuses.
    I will include that also in my post.

  9. Finally the expected post is here..when all were cursing the country..one has stood and spoken the words, I will come up with my version soon.

    1. its not that i am standing up for my country. I think you should ho through my previous posts to check what i wrote for my own country. Not are we in a competition. This is more about people taking a right stand. I think u just read the title and not the whole post 🙂 do read 🙂

  10. Kruti;
    First of all congratulation for writing this thoughtful, thought-provoking, mind-boggling and very very creative post; it is not only based on any assumption or guess-work but you have presented your point of view through research work, through facts and figures, a true quality of a journalist.
    Let me introduce me to you; I am also, one human-being like you, I too have a passion and hobby to read and write, and I too every now and then publish post on my blog; isn’t it enough for building best blogging friendship.
    Whenever you have spare time; read this post; needless to say; your comment on my post will be the first step towards our long way toward wonderful friendship.

  11. The Steubenville incident was total crap the way the perps were “victimized” by the media. If they were two upscale white kids who weren’t high school football stars it would have never garnered the attention it did in the states. (not making this a race thing at all) Rape is such a cowardly act here and any were else in the world. India get’s a bad wrap because it’s considered “condoned” by things that are out there in print.

  12. It was sickening all the activists that came out in defense of those kids in Steubenville. Thankfully they were found guilty but like any other high profile case here if it involves a black person it’s glorified 1000 percent as a race thing. I’m not saying racism doesn’t exist here because it does, but this case was an open and shut affair.

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