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Rape   Law & Disorder

Started 12/29/12 by Cstar1; 44499 views.
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From: Cstar1

12/29/12

Thousands of people have joined peaceful protests in India's capital, Delhi, following the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city.

The 23-year old woman, who has not been identified, died of her injuries on Saturday in Singapore, where she had been taken for specialist treatment.

Six men arrested in connection with the rape have now been charged with murder.

The attack on 16 December triggered violent public protests over attitudes towards women in India.

Two police officers have already been suspended.

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12/29/12

The myth that women can be held responsible for men’s sex crimes has returned
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12/29/12

Pump up the font size on this one if you need to, but don't miss it.

http://nilanjanaroy.com/2012/12/29/for-anonymous/


lumpocoal

From: lumpocoal

12/29/12

I think one thing we learned this past year is that too many decisions which affect
women are being made by men, and not very enlightened men.
Many on the right politically want small government, yet want to micromanage
a woman's reproductive process.  As for rape, it is never "legitimate".

As for the actions - or rather 'inactions' - of some police forces ~ it is inexcusable.
Events in India regarding women, as well as Pakistan, etc are barbaric. 

You could include the attempted assassination of a young girl in Pakistan because she
advocated the right of girls to be educated.

You can include the failure of the GOP in Congress to pass equal pay for women,
and protection of women against violence.
CruisingCats

From: CruisingCats

12/29/12

Excellent post.

Women are being treated as second-class citizens with barely the rights of slaves. And many women are accepting this as the natural order of things. 

Men are righteously making decisions for women. Priests are saying that women brought their own rapes upon them for serving cold meals. This is an outrage that women have to stop. And the enlightened men who stand with them.
lumpocoal

From: lumpocoal

12/29/12


I'm a progressive liberal and I see what's being done against women , as well as voter
suppression, union busting, attacks on Planned Parenthood, etc as a declining of our
rights and freedoms by corporate America and their supporters.


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12/30/12

  • Edited 12/30/2012 1:01 pm by Cstar1
CruisingCats

From: CruisingCats

12/30/12

I'm the same way.
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From: CruisingCats

12/30/12

In some areas of this country, 40-70% of rape kits aren't even tested. I can't find it now, but when some of the ignored kits were tested a whole bunch of serial rapists were uncovered.

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