By now, most of the world knows of the horrific rape and murder of the 23 year old medical student who was brutally gang-raped on a bus, violated with a metal rod and thrown in the streets to die. Sadly there’s been another rape in India and more and more information is being released on how women are truly viewed there.
Six men were responsible for the attack on the bus that took the life of the 23 year old woman, including the bus driver and his brother.
Her badly damaged body was flown to Singapore in hopes of saving her but she succumbed to the terrible, terrible injuries inflicted upon her during the assault.
She purportedly wanted to live so badly and even scrawled a message saying that she wanted to live.
The attack in India captured the attention of the nation and the media is abuzz is with all sort of stories of numerous other woman who have been raped in India.
The term another rape in India happens very frequently.
Why do the men think this type of behavior is OK?
Frighteningly, it is a learned behavior. They learned it from their father, who learned it from their father.
The message; women are nothing and it is just fine to beat, rape and kill them.
Yes, I know we have plenty of sickos in the good ‘ole United States, however, as a whole, we are a civilized nation.
It is extremely disturbing to find out how women and female children are viewed in many foreign countries.
Karnataka, a state in South West India is home to another rape in India.
This time, a 24-year-old married man was arrested on charges of abducting and raping a minor girl for eight days.
His wife was away so Sabanna Nalappa Poojary kidnapped a 15-year-old girl from a field on December 19 in Handarki village in Sedam taluk in Gulbarga. Poojary promised to marry her but she did not want to marry him.
So he took her to his home while his wife was away and he raped her repeatedly for eight days.
She finally managed to flee on December 27.
Still another rape in India happened on a bus. It happened on the very same day that the 23 year old woman was beaten to death on another bus.
The victim, 16, was the only passenger on the bus when an off-duty conductor allegedly attacked her for 45 minutes as the bus was driven around central Delhi. She claims the on-duty conductor and bus driver did nothing but watch and allowed the attack to happen.
How many other women have been raped in India on buses?
And still, yet another rape in India has come to light.
In this instance of rape, a 17 year old girl was gang-raped in India, resulting in the girl committing suicide. According to her family, she was having difficulty filing a police report and was instead encouraged to marry one of her attackers.
It seems that women, and some men, are finally standing up to protest the treatment women have received by men and officials.
it is one of the most widespread crimes in India and is accepted as a way of life. So much so that many women structure all their activities around doing their best to avoid being raped.
Officials say that they are going to step up to the plate.
Politicians have promised to toughen rape laws and have discussed introducing chemical castration for repeat offenders, which certainly seems to be a viable and needed option.
The Telegraph reports however, that a telephone helpline for women that was due to be running by Monday morning was not yet operational.
That example shows you just what officials really think.
Some elders in India have suggested marrying off young, YOUNG, girls to prevent them from being raped. Or not to dress in a way that they perceive as provocatively.
They propose barring dresses because, in the poisoned minds of what appears to many Indian men, a dress means a girl or woman is asking to be raped and somehow deserves it.
Police, more often than not, refuse to accept complaints from rape victims. Refuse!
For the women that aren’t totally beaten down at this point, they go back and forth trying to file a report and, in most instances, it is a fruitless endeavor.
What kind of backward mentality is that?
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is talking about all kinds of tough talk know. How come she hasn’t done more since she has been involved in Indian politics since 1998?
That’s a valid question to ask. She’s well protected – just about every other woman is not.
Huge HUGE changes need to be made in India. Other than killing off the male population and starting all over again, it doesn’t look like there will be real changes made anytime soon.
They can’t or won’t even get a helpline for women as promised.
It will take years and years to reprogram the seeds than have been in existence for so many years and woman will remain in grave danger in India for many more years to come.
The good new is that national attention is now on the people and officials of India.
More good news is that more and more women in India are demanding handguns.
Hopefully they can obtain them and become very proficient using them.
They will certainly need it in order to protect themselves for years and years to come. That’s how long it will take for future generations of women in India to reap the benefits. When and if that day comes. their great granddaughter’s and great-great ones will hopefully find a civilized society in India that values women and another rape in India will be the exception and not the rule.