Back in December, a horrific gang rape in India brought the issue of violence against women to the forefront. A 23-year-old woman, accompanied by a male friend, was brutally raped, disemboweled, and then thrown from a bus in Dehli. She was a physiotherapy student, the daughter of laborers and the first in her family to work toward a college degree – and in a country where many skimp on their daughters’ education, saving their money to educate their sons (this is also a class-based issue).
The protest movements that have risen in response have not only been outspoken but have also included a large number of men, something that doesn’t necessarily occur (at least not yet) in the western world.
Read the article from The New York Times and watch the short video, here: “Urging Action, Report on Brutal Rape Condemns India’s Treatment of Women.”