Victim blaming

Democracy
Women's rights

The gender war: To take sides or not?

Rape apologist is a term I have become very familiar with it. Every time there is an outrage on social media with accusations of rape or harassment made against a man, my refusal to join in or my questioning of the e-lynchings is interpreted as supporting crimes against women. Thankfully, I’m not particularly dependent on […]

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General
Women's rights

Anger with elite misusers of protections to women

Thoughtless protections and rabid lawmaking by our government have brought us to this point where the laws to protect women are a joke. We are just blindly tweaking. A court accepting a rape victim’s statement has now become everybody and his cousin and media having to accept victim’s statement as the sole truth. Women cannot […]

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Women's rights

Some questions about the Tarun Tepal rape scandal #Tehelka

When the email about Tejpal’s recusing himself from his job for six months leaked, I took it at face value and was angry with Tarun Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhary. Shoma’s refusal to form a sexual harassment committee whipped it into fury. There was no way that a sexual harassment committee was not required. Then, the […]

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General
Women's rights

Open Letter to Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit

Dear Mrs Dixit, I have read your comments on the Delhi gangrape. I applaud your honesty in admitting failure, in admitting the dangerous condition of Delhi for women and your determination that there must be change. In a more cynical mood, I think that it is easy for you to make these admissions considering that […]

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Women's rights

Bigots with Power

The mountain of shame with our treatment of women keeps mounting. There is unending evidence that provocative clothes have little to do with rape and molestation, yet our policemen and political leaders choose to blame the women for being victims. I challenge them to find the woman in India who hasn’t been molested on public […]

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