Rape culture

Corruption
Media

Open letter to Indian media about Lok Sabha Elections

Dear media, India is witnessing an unprecedented event. It is the largest election to date in the world. We have them every five years, but our population has grown since our own previous record. So has the reach of mass media and social media and mobile phones. Recent developments in the country have raised the […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

Two stories of rape justice

Two men noted for feminist liberal attitudes, in positions of authority, leading organizations with activities and objectives not pleasing several kinds of rogue elements. Two staunch feminist victims who had unhesitatingly raised their voice against rape and rights of rape victims, with knowledge of law and immediate procedures after rape alleging rape with strong feminist […]

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General
National

Does our new rape law help women?

This is a response to Vrinda Grovers views on the new rape law as told to Priyadarshini Sen in the article “Look Before You Creep” published in Outlook Magazine. I want to state upfront that I have a deep respect for Vrinda Grover and her work for human rights, and the article merely shares my […]

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Democracy

Woman kills neighbour who tried to rape her 5-year-old daughter

A woman in Jharkhand has killed her neighbour for trying to rape her five year old daughter. The woman was out of her home for work when the neighbour misbehaved with her daughter. When she returned, her daughter told her. In a fit of rage, she bludgeoned the man to death. While it isn’t the […]

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tehelka-case
Media

Thoughts on “Letter To Ms Tehelka-Assault-Victim” at @newslaundry

News Laundry published an aggressive, confrontational letter to the woman allegedly assaulted by Tarun Tejpal. Pandemonium ensued. Having written extensively about the other side of media reporting on the Tejpal case, I want to put my views on record, mostly to prevent defending them over and over in 140 letter tweets. Is it right to […]

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