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Old Jan 12th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #282
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Re: India gang rape outrage, and the "big picture"

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Originally Posted by *JR* View Post
Delhi rape accused lived on margins of India's boom

By Matthias Williams and Arup Roychoudhury
Posted 2013/01/12 at 3:14 am EST

BADAUN, India/NEW DELHI, Jan. 12, 2013 (Reuters) — In a village in India's Uttar Pradesh state, a woman sits hunched on the ground in a green shawl, visibly weak and shivering in the January cold. She says she has not eaten for days, and neither have her five young children.

She has never heard of Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, having never ventured further from her village than a nearby market town, and ekes out a living working in potato fields on other people's land.

Her eldest son left home when he was 11. He never returned, and the woman thought he was dead. The first news she got of him was when police from New Delhi turned up at her brick hut to say he had been arrested for the gang rape and death of a student, a crime whose brutality stunned India.

In an interview with Reuters, the mother of the juvenile, the youngest of six members of the gang accused of the attack, recalled the son who left home five or six years ago for the bright lights, and seemed stunned by the accusation against him.

Full article: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre...a-rape-accused

Note: I'm not citing this as any sort of justification for what happened; but combine endemic poverty with the "young female shortage" caused by sex-selection abortion (plus female infanticide) caused by yes, cultural factors. Contrary to the PC nonsense that rape is "all" about power, not sexual desire, a not-surprising result is more rape. (Only the shocking brutality of this rape made it a cause celebre).

All good points but sex-selection abortion is not caused by cultural factors. Unless if you think China and India have the same culture. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion...ticide_1.shtml

It is all economic: "One initiative in the state of Tamil Nadu was taken to attack the underlying economic problems." Dowries are not unique to Indian culture and neither is it the only patriarchal society in the world.

And you can see how the southern states are faring better in this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_...g_by_sex_ratio

We are talking about a thousands-year-old culture. Don't try and paint it with the same brush as what you're painting modern problems with.
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