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Hundreds Protest After Teenage Rape Victim Burned to Death in India

Hundreds Protest After Teenage Rape Victim Burned to Death in India

In India, hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the death of a 16-year-old rape victim who was set on fire. The victim was gang-raped in October. The next day, she was gang-raped again while returning from the police station after reporting the crime. Her family said they faced constant harassment from the rapists. Last week, the victim, who was pregnant, was set on fire, reportedly by two of her attackers. She died this week after identifying the men. At a protest Thursday, a lawmaker blamed authorities in the state of West Bengal.

Brinda Karat: “I stress that the government is answerable for the girl, who would have been present among us today if the West Bengal administration had exercised the laws properly. We do not seek anything else. But where is the law? A girl was gang-raped twice, and still you are unable to punish the accused. Why?”

The young woman’s death came two days after the first anniversary of the death of another woman who was gang-raped on a New Delhi bus. That case ignited the country and drew attention to sexual violence around the world.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/3/headlines#1311

When will men feel they have only the right to respect and treat the women who give them birth…. It has been a travesty throughout decades that men have felt that they were able to do to women what they please… That we are their property, their vessels for child baring, their sex toys with pleasure unknown to she because of this man’s lack of thought….

This sex inequality epidemic needs to see justice, no matter how a woman may present or carry herself. Rape is NEVER okay.

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India: 4 Sentenced to Death for Fatal Gang Rape That Ignited Protests

India: 4 Sentenced to Death for Fatal Gang Rape That Ignited Protests

The horrific gang rape that killed 23 year old Indian physical therapy student Jyoti Singh Pandey last December created an international uproar.

In the past, men treated women as open game, rapes were normal and the police and courts never did much to combat them. But after Jyoti’s death, tens of thousands took to the streets nationwide to demand the death penalty for the perpetrators.

On the evening of Dec. 16, Jyoti and her 28-year-old boyfriend had gone to a movie and then boarded a bus that was not part of a scheduled service. The driver and five men, who pretended to be passengers, beat the student’s boyfriend unconscious. Then they dragged the woman to the rear bench of the moving bus and attacked her, one after another. Later they threw the couple, naked and unconscious, onto the side of a highway, where 40 minutes passed before they were found by passerby.

A judge in India has sentenced four men to death by hanging for the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus that ignited mass anti-rape protests in December. The family of the victim, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was among those demanding the death penalty. The sentence must still be approved by India’s high court.

Not only in India, but across the world, men feel they have some sort of control over a woman. Whether it be her body and/or her mind. Human’s started off with the giving of a young woman to be a man’s vessel for child bearing, his sexual slave, his personal cook and cleaner, his property.

This has been the downfall of man in my opinion. This has been the root of man looking to our God(s) as Him/He, not She/Her. Woman gives life, she is GOD. When we understand the interlining links to this patriarchal system of dominancy, we will have richer societies.