What Indian women have said on Delhi gang-rape


by Sunny Hundal    
9:05 am - January 2nd 2013

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Rather than reading ignorant and factually misleading commentary by white folks in the British press (incl the Libby Purves piece in the Times), why not hear what Indian women have been saying about the Delhi rape case controversy?

Here are a few pieces if you are interested.

Nilanjana Roy on her blog:

The grief hit harder than I’d expected. And I had two thoughts, as across Delhi, I heard some of the finest and toughest men I know break down in their grief, as some of the calmest and strongest women I know called and SMSed to say that she—one of us, this girl who had once had a future and a life of her own to lead—was gone, that it was over.

The first was: enough. Let there be an end to this epidemic of violence, this culture where if we can’t kill off our girls before they are born, we ensure that they live these lives of constant fear. Like many women in India, I rely on a layer of privilege, a network of friends, paranoid security measures and a huge dose of amnesia just to get around the city, just to travel in this country. So many more women have neither the privilege, nor the luxury of amnesia, and this week, perhaps we all stood up to say, “Enough”, no matter how incoherently or angrily we said it.

Meera Subramanian in the Revealer

In 1990, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen argued that the bias has led to 100 million missing women. The estimate today is that in India alone there are 15 million “extra” men. More recently, Mara Hvistendahl, the author of Unnatural Selection, and Valerie M. Hudson and Andrea den Boer, co-authors of Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, all contend that in a world where there are increasingly more men who are unable to find a mate because of this skewed gender imbalance, there will be an increase in violence in general and sexual violence against women in particular. These unattached males move in packs, more brazen in their actions in a culture where sexual harassment is already endemic. As women have made socio-economic gains, becoming more educated, more independent, and more visible in the public sphere, it seems that the backlash from men threatened by their presence is increasing in stride.

The gang rape story of the unnamed woman is not a new one. I have just returned from months of travel across North India, from Punjab to Bihar, traveling alone on overnight trains and unknown bus routes. I stayed safe, but every single day I would open the local paper and read about a rape – gang rapes or the rape of a three-year-old child that would make me weep before my morning chai. It is common. It is even more common for there not to be a report, and not be a news story.

Vandana Shiva at Al Jazeera

Rape cases and cases of violence against women have increased over the years. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 10,068 rape cases in 1990 which increased to 16,496 in 2000. With 24,206 cases in 2011, rape cases jumped to incredible increase of 873 percent from 1971 when NCRB started to record cases of rape. And New Delhi has emerged as the rape capital of India, accounting for 25 percent cases.

The movement to stop this violence must be sustained till justice is done for every one of our daughters and sisters who has been violated.

And while we intensify our struggle for justice for women, we need to also ask why rape cases have increased 240 percent since 1990s when the new economic policies were introduced. We need to examine the roots of the growing violence against women.

Sonia Faleiro in the NYT

As a teenager, I learned to protect myself. I never stood alone if I could help it, and I walked quickly, crossing my arms over my chest, refusing to make eye contact or smile. I cleaved through crowds shoulder-first, and avoided leaving the house after dark except in a private car. At an age when young women elsewhere were experimenting with daring new looks, I wore clothes that were two sizes too large. I still cannot dress attractively without feeling that I am endangering myself.

Things didn’t change when I became an adult. Pepper spray wasn’t available, and my friends, all of them middle- or upper-middle-class like me, carried safety pins or other makeshift weapons to and from their universities and jobs. One carried a knife, and insisted I do the same. I refused; some days I was so full of anger I would have used it — or, worse, had it used on me.

Arundhati Roy interview

However, the real problem is why is this crime creating such a lot of outrage is because it plays into the idea of the criminal poor, like the vegetable vendor, gym instructor or bus driver actually assaulting a middle class girl. Whereas when rape is used as a means of domination by upper castes, the army or the police it is not even punished,” said the feted author.

When asked if there was any chance that these huge protests are going to ring in some genuine change, Roy said, “I think it will lead to some new laws perhaps, an increased surveillance, but all of that will protect middle class women. But in cases of the army and the police as perpetrators, we are not looking for laws. What do you do when the police themselves burn down villages, gang-rape women. I have personally listened to so many testimonies of women to whom this has been done.

By the way, there was only one conviction for rape in Delhi this year for the 635 cases reported.

(Oh, you want to know why I think the piece in the Guardian is ignorant? See these tweets, and these factual issues.

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1. Shatterface

Rather than reading ignorant and factually misleading commentary by white folks in the British press

Wow, brilliant start.

2. the a&e charge nurse

[2] at least he didn’t use ‘male’ as another qualifier before ‘white folk’, I expect that will be coming a bit later …….. or did he mention Owen Jones’s skin colour?
http://liberalconspiracy.org/2012/12/31/yes-it-is-right-to-point-fingers-at-indian-culture-for-its-rape-epidemic/

These stories are shocking. I am pleased to see that at last there seems to be strong protest to get something done. Where is all the sneering from the know-alls here about middle-class protests being unrepresentative? Isn’t this an example of the positive effect a middle class can have, as opposed to the privileged chatterers who write opinion pieces in broadsheets or have radio 4 talkshows?

With protests against corruption and rape at least these issues are becoming politically important in India. It brings hope despite cynicism due to the scale of the problem and the moral bankruptcy that pervades the ruling classes.

Rather than reading ignorant and factually misleading commentary by white folks in the British press (incl the Libby Purves piece in the Times), why not hear what Indian women have been saying about the Delhi rape case controversy?

Because there are no white people in India, nor are there any non-white ‘folks’ in the British press, nor can any woman who describes herself as ‘Indian’ possibly be white.

Fantastic.

Racism can only be performed by white people dontcha know? How very liberal!

An excellent contribution to this issue and now with the testimony of these women, you have presented the likes of Emer O’Toole and Owen Jones with a new challenge. Either accept their cultural relativism for what it is, or recognise that the situation for women in India bears no comparison to what exists in the US and the USA. Where for instance is the Indian equivalent of this speech by Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC?

http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/articles/prosecuting_violence_against_women_and_girls_-_improving_culture_confidence_and_convictions/

“In 2007-8 the CPS prosecuted 75,000 cases involving violence against women and girls (VAWG). By 2011-12 that number was 91,000.

“Over the same period the number of convictions rose from 52,000 to almost 67,000.

“Proportionally this is our highest conviction rate on record for these crimes. In rape prosecutions there has been a four percentage point increase in the conviction rate in the last year alone.

“All this means 15,000 more offenders are now brought to justice in a year than just four years ago.

“These are the headline findings of a new analysis of our work to tackle violence against women and girls in recent years.”

Just to raise the obvious point: a bit rich for a man to say we should disregard a woman‘s view on rape just because she’s white.

Of course, had Sunny stuck to the issue at hand instead of a making a race-based ad hom in his first bloody sentence he wouldn’t be Sunny.

@7 stop being a pointless arse.

And let me quote Ally Fogg writing in the Guardian about the siuation in the UK and the United States:

“But that said, we also have to recognise our own achievements, realise what we have done and acknowledge how it has happened. In the US, official victimization surveys show the incidence of rape has plummeted by about 90% since 1980. In the UK records are incomparable before 1994, but just since that year, BCS reports of rapes (ie not police reports but more reliable victim survey research) show rape has fallen by about 50%.

“How has that happened? In large part, I think, because these conversations about women’s rights, sexual violence and abuse, sexual consent etc etc etc have been going on since the 1970s. It baffles me that feminist commentators in particular seem so reluctant to acknowledge their own successes in this.

“It’s important not to be smug and complacent. But it is also important to maintain an accurate sense of perspective. It is downright dangerous to feed a downright lie to reactionary forces in India and elsewhere that all that stuff about feminism and women’s rights hasn’t really done anyone any good, or that in many ways things are just as bad in Europe or USA as they are in India or other countries.

“They’re not. The attempt to draw a false equivalence between the experience of rape victims in India and in the UK (or US), a false equivalence between the “rape cultures” of India and the West, is potentially immensely damaging to women’s groups and social justice activists in India who are trying to change things.

“We have done a lot that can be emulated, and it does nobody any favours to deny that.”

Sorry, should have included a link to Ally Fogg’s comment:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/discussion/comment-permalink/20327174

11. Shatterface

Isn’t this an example of the positive effect a middle class can have, as opposed to the privileged chatterers who write opinion pieces in broadsheets or have radio 4 talkshows?

The ‘chatterers who write opinion pieces in broadsheets’ are ‘the middle class’.

@11 Shatterface

“The ‘chatterers who write opinion pieces in broadsheets’ are ‘the middle class’.”

In your world, maybe. In reality they are a narrow clique that is increasingly dislocated from the rest of us.

Naturally, your mission this morning being to miss the point entirely, you don’t see fit to comment on the substantive points I or Sunny have been making.

13. Jonathan Bagley

Does anyone know if Indian males’ propensity to rape is independent of their religious background? I’ve not read anything which suggests otherwise, so I’m assuming it’s cultural, rather than religious. I’m suspicious these days of what the Liberal UK press deems “helpful” to report, but I’d guess that the Daily Mail, at least, wouldn’t be backward in telling us. Initially, I wasn’t going to ask this question, for fear of being deemed Islamophobic, but, given recent events in Northern England, and that all the Indian Hindus I’ve met have conformed to Libby Purves’ ideal, I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s first thought was that Muslims are mainly responsible. There, I’ve said it. Apologies to any Muslims reading this, who I’ve offended. I’ve no agenda. I don’t know the answer and I’m genuinely curious

I think Sunny meant to say “self-hating” white folks.

Which is what the Guardian is stuffed full of.

thanks for this round up Sunny.

16. Shatterface

Does anyone know if Indian males’ propensity to rape is independent of their religious background? I’ve not read anything which suggests otherwise, so I’m assuming it’s cultural, rather than religious.

(a) admitting you haven’t read about something isn’t the best foundation for making an assumption.

(b) The division between ‘culture’ and ‘religion’ is entirely bogus when discussing a society where ‘culture’ is largely religious.

“think Sunny meant to say “self-hating” white folks.

Which is what the Guardian is stuffed full of.”
Bitter comment. I always found the guardian / observer quite varied in it’s hate. Nick Cohen, Henry Porter. Andrew Rawnsley, Julie Burchill, Martin Kelner and many others could not be described a self hating white folks

“Of course, had Sunny stuck to the issue at hand instead of a making a race-based ad hom in his first bloody sentence he wouldn’t be Sunny.”
If you don’t like him or his blog, post some where else. I am sure at the Spectator blog you will find like minded chaps.

@P.Diddy – tbf – the Speccie commentards spend a good half of every post taking the piss out of the author, especially young Isabel Hardman (although, she is shite).

Thanks for this, Sunny.

@13

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s first thought was that Muslims are mainly responsible.

Well Muslims make up about 13.4% of the population in India, and what percentage of that percentage is male is probably going to be somewhere around the 40-60% mark, so you’re basically asking if the problem is due to approximately 5-7% of the population. Given the scale of the problem, and of political and police corruption that walks hand in hand with endemic rape I would guess no, unless there’s an awful lot of ‘tail wagging the dog’ going on, and suggest you look up the practice of sati as to why there might be very good reasons to suppose that Hindus are more than capable of having an anti-women culture.

Well done Vandana Shiva for linking violence against women with economic policies!

Cheers Sunny

22. Shatterface

If you don’t like him or his blog, post some where else. I am sure at the Spectator blog you will find like minded chaps.

If you actually check out The Spectator you’ll find it’s full of people making ad homs based on the colour of people’s skin.

23. the a&e charge nurse

[21] ‘Well done Vandana Shiva for linking violence against women with economic policies!’ – what social ills are not linked to economic policies?
http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html

Rape is a vile and terrible crime inflicted on women folk but how and why are economic policies of the 1990s responsible? The government of India needs to know.

The one policy suggestion I have is that a national child benefit for female babies and children would reduce the incentive for families to have female fetuses aborted and so help to redress the gender imbalance in the population.

i was thinking about this today,where is keith vaz on this important global story.he has gone all of a silent about this issue.surely the people of india could do with a bit of moral support from you keith,where are you ?.

Keith Vaz was born in the Yemen and moved to Bradford in 1965. To describe him as “Indian” amounts to a kind of racism.

27. the a&e charge nurse

[24] these problems go back further than the 90s – did you know 60% of women in India are illiterate?
http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/01443/fo_home.html

28. Dick the Prick

@26 – I think the point being made that you so spectacularly and idiotically missed was that Vaz was jumping up and down over the Royal baby suicide nurse when the nurse lived in London and Bristol and came from India whereas Vaz is the MP for Leicester! Muppet.

27: “these problems go back further than the 90s – did you know 60% of women in India are illiterate?”

I didn’t know that. It is surely shameful, if true, but I really doubt that Indian governments have a definite consistent policy of discouraging girls from going to school.

I suspect that far too many families in India have decided that it isn’t worth sending girls to school – which certainly wasn’t the case with the girl who was fatally gang-raped in Delhi. There are likely significant social classes differences as well as urban v rural and north v south divides with the relatively hi-tech provinces and jobs being around Mumbai and towards the south.

Such deep-seated social attitudes can be difficult to change. FWIW I’ve had very favourable experiences of women techies on computer helplines from Indian call-centres and so informed Dell when I was once asked to report back on a request for technical assistance. By comparison, too many Indian guys are too heavy-handed and less sharp as well as not being as good at language skills. I mentioned this once to my son who has management oversight responsibilities over a S/W development team in India and he takes a similar view. Women techies in India can be very good when my British experience is that a proportion of young women have an aversion towards computers.

Increasing internet access will probably help to open up visions of a wider world to those living in rural India.

Btw I’m still no clearer on how economic policies of the 1990s have tended to promote rape.

Sunny
“What Indian women have been saying”
i’m with them ignore the clowns.

I would be interested to learn how the incidence of rape in the Gujarat state in India compares with the incidence of rape in other states.

scroll back.did i describe keith vaz as indian,no,so get to specsavers bob b and get your eyes tested before you make silly comments,as for the accusations of racism,well thats par for the course when you rattle the cage of bitter white leftys like you,maybe you should get a job writing a column for the guardian bob b.as for my ironic comments about keith vaz,well caste your mind back 2 weeks when mr vaz got involved with the case of the lisha saldanha who allegedly commited suicide over them hoax calls made by 2 australian phone hosts.lisha saldanha,was indian,get it bob b.

Bob: d’you mean because it’s (officially) got alcohol prohibition? That wouldn’t be the clincher you might expect, since – as in every society with prohibition ever – angry violent men get just as drunk but on dodgier forms of alcohol.

@ 6

You have presented the likes of Emer O’Toole and Owen Jones with a new challenge. Either accept their cultural relativism for what it is, or recognise that the situation for women in India bears no comparison to what exists in the US and the USA.

Agreed.

There seems to be a hierarchy of thought crime amongst liberal lefties which goes something along the lines of racism/sexism/homophobia/disablism/statism/civil rights.

When an issue arises that involves a conflict between two of the above there are occasional differences in response depending on the commentator, and that is healthy.

But for some, like O’Toole and Jones they are skewered in such situations because they have to test the issue against their overarching belief in cultural relativism and come up with the sort of trash Sunny has highlighted.

This is why we have the relative silence from such quarters over issues like FGM and Islamic misogyny. Even many feminists can not bring themselves to supporting their sisters in such areas.

Franky, I don’t think they are curable, they just need to be ignored.

John B: “d’you mean because [the Gujarat state] (officially) [has] alcohol prohibition?”

I didn’t know that. My thinking was that the state of Gujarat stands out because of the reputedly relatively large extent of industrialistion there and because the current state government is in the hands of the BJP, the Hindu nationalist party – while the Congress Party controls the national government. Mohandas Gandhi was a Gujarati and an unusually large number of Indian celebrities have been or are Gujaratis – see Wikipedia entry for more. Gujaratis have their own language.

I accept all the profile issues in the news about treating rape victims more sensitively and the need for speeding up the trial process as well as ending gender discrimination, which will likely be a long haul. All that said, I believe it would shed light to look into what can be called the social dynamics of rape – meaning the social conventions and pressures conducive to a high incidence of rape. As part of that, it would be instructive to see whether there are marked variations between states or regions in the incidence of rape.

Blaming perpetrators of rape is certainly justified but that is likely to fade in a few weeks.

“Rather than reading ignorant and factually misleading commentary by white folks in the British press”

Race doesn’t make a different if you’re on the left. Socialists are universalist, so we judge arguments only based on what’s said, not who says it.

Dick
“think the point being made that you so spectacularly and idiotically missed was that Vaz was jumping up and down over the Royal baby suicide nurse when the nurse lived in London and Bristol and came from India whereas Vaz is the MP for Leicester! Muppet.”
So he should not comment on anything outside his constituency . He would be the only politician that did. Also didn’t the family contact him.
Also dick the P , how witty. Oscar Wilde must be turning in his grave

Misogynist,racist,homophobic,xenophobic comments will be deleted?
How about not writing an article that starts with a racist sentence.

Rather than reading ignorant and factually misleading commentary by white folks in the British press

what a smug and arrogant cretin you are.

Possibly of historic interest to readers here for comparisons is this transcript of Old Bailey Proceedings on 20 September 1797 concerning the trial of John Briant for the rape of Jane Bell (scroll down or search the webpage for: John Briant):
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/print.jsp?div=17970920

At Case 495: “JOHN BRIANT was indicted for that he, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil, on the 19th of July upon Jane Bell , spinster , did make an assault, and her the said Jane, against her will, feloniously did ravish, and carnally know .”

This was a jury trial. The defendant was convicted, sentenced to death and duly hanged at Newgate on 8 November 1797 “for the rape of Jane Bell” according to records of executions shown in other files on the web.

Perhaps of special interest is the cross examination of the victim during the trial, which seems to me to have been relatively kindly by modern day standards, even if inevitably clinical at times.

[27] who wrote” did you know 60% of women in India are illiterate?”

I’m afraid that website has not up-dated its records since the 1970′s.Female literacy in India is 65.5%.Get it straight from the horse’s mouth at

http://www.census2011.co.in/literacy.php

“Female literacy in India is 65.5%.”

That is shameful. What have Indian governments done to assess the causes and to tackle the problem. I suspect the causes have much to do with prevailing family values, especially in rural areas.


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  57. + Yvonne Aburrow

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  58. AnnaM

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  61. Alysha Khambay

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  62. The Samosa » Archive » What Indian women have been saying on the Delhi gang-rape case

    [...] Originally published by Liberal Conspiracy  [...]

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  70. Siraj Datoo

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  71. czol

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  72. Miqdaad

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  73. Why a Guardian piece on Delhi gang-rape misleads on rape culture | Liberal Conspiracy

    [...] to try and white-wash India’s awful record to fit an existing narrative. The country is being heavily criticised by Indian women because it has deep issues that need to be exposed and ridiculed and over-turned. I’m not [...]

  74. Steve Hynd

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  75. Womankind Worldwide

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  85. Catapult.org

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  86. Mair Rigby

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  87. Janiece Staton

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  88. Rajeshwari

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  89. Bitethehand

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    http://t.co/jahGJNk5

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  119. huma qureshi

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  120. Jerome Taylor

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  121. James Bloodworth

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  122. Bad Advice Bear

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  129. [link] What Indian women have been saying on the Delhi gang-rape case « feimineach.com

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  133. Theo Mahendradatta

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  135. Sunny Hundal

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  140. Liz Kelly

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  151. Catapult.org

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  152. Kristie

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  165. This is rape culture | Edinburgh Eye

    [...] to exculpate Savile for each rape or sexual assault by blaming his victim, that we believe her. Owen Jones was arguing the wrong cause but was right to say Sexual violence is not a cultural phenomenon in India – it is endemic [...]

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