Blaming the Victim


When a woman gets raped it is an act of control and violence. It is not sexual. Eighty eight year old women are raped…not lust. Rape has nothing to do with where a woman is, whom she is with and what she is wearing.

It is pathetic than some men state they can’t control themselves when they see a woman’s ankle or neck or face. These men view women as property. Some one to be controlled because they are not equal. This must end. Women do not deserve to be raped. They can’t be owned like cattle or chickens. When a human being is experiencing their body being being violated, they will always fight back. It is a crime. Women are not going to just lie there and take it. It is ridiculous to even say something like that. This is a sad state of affairs.

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New Delhi Gang Rape Convict Blames Victim For Attack: ‘She Shouldn’t Have Fought Back’

Posted: 03/03/2015 2:47 am EST Updated: 1 hour ago

Delhi Gang Rape Convicts At High Court

NEW DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

Instead, the 23-year-old woman should have remained silent, said Mukesh Singh, who was driving the bus for much of the time that the woman was being attacked.

“Then they would have dropped her off after ‘doing her,'” he said in a documentary being released next week. The filmmakers released transcripts of the interview, which was recorded in 2013, on Tuesday.

“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” he said, according to the transcripts. “A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night …. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes.”

The woman and her friend were returning home from seeing a movie at an upscale mall when they were tricked by the men into getting on the bus, which they’d taken out for a joyride. The attackers beat her friend and took turns raping the woman. They penetrated her with a rod, leaving severe internal injuries that caused her death.

Singh and three other men were convicted in a fast-track court in 2013. They confessed to the attack but later retracted their confessions, saying they’d been tortured into admitting their involvement. The appeals against their death sentences are pending in the Supreme Court.

India, where many people have long believed that women are responsible for rape, was shocked into action after the attack. The government rushed legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women. The law also makes it a crime for police officers to refuse to open cases when complaints are made.

In the interview, Singh suggested that the attack was to teach the woman and her male friend a lesson that they should not have been out late at night. He also reiterated that rape victims should not fight back: “She should just be silent and allow the rape.”

The death penalty, he said, would make things even more dangerous for women. “Now when they rape, they won’t leave the girl like we did. They will kill her,” Singh said.

Singh’s interview is from the documentary “India’s Daughter” by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin. It will be shown on March 8, International Women’s Day, in India, Britain, Denmark, Sweden and several other countries.

Indian authorities, meanwhile, objected to the filmmakers releasing the documentary without their approval.

A spokesman for New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, where the interview was filmed, said Udwin had agreed to allow them to screen the footage before it was released.

“We want to see the documentary as it can be screened only after it was approved by authorities,” said jail spokesman Mukesh Prasad.

Udwin, however, said she had obtained necessary clearances from jail authorities as well as India’s home ministry for her documentary and for interviewing the convicts in the prison.

“I had first submitted an unedited version of the documentary and later an edited version as demanded by prison authorities,” Udwin told reporters in New Delhi.

She expressed surprise at the jail spokesman’s claim and said she had not received any communication from prison authorities on those lines.

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Delhi Rape Protests An Indian protester holds a placard during a protest against a recent gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged Thursday to take action to protect the nation’s women while the young rape victim was flown to Singapore for treatment of severe internal injuries. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

 

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10 thoughts on “Blaming the Victim

  1. It is horrifying, and as a woman, I always feel the need to look over my shoulder – regardless of location. No one deserves to be raped, or treated like an object 😦 Thank you for sharing.

  2. I remember well this sickening brutal attack Barbara.. it sickened me to my stomach… and I totally agree with you.. We have to STOP these men who think they can treat a woman how they want..
    I know in other countries woman who have been raped have then been jailed.. as if they perpetrated the crime… Its About time the justice systems within these countries upheld the rights of women.. Instead they allow the horrors to continue by blaming the women..
    It sends cold shivers down my spine… and disgust that so many women and children within these countries are raped and abused…
    I know what I would like to do to the attackers..

    • I, of course, agree with you. Men have to accept that women are not less than. We are equal. Rapists need to be severely punished. I worry about the little girls growing up. They should not have to live with violence. Hugs, Barbara

  3. So old, the excuse, “now look what you made me do”. Not men, cannot be, not even human.

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    That case was one of the worst ever, Sue Dreamwalker says it all.

  5. Ms. Vee says:

    I remember when this atrocity happened. It must end! There is no justice for the women in their country. 😦

  6. inavukic says:

    It’ll still take a long time for women to achieve the upper hand and have courage to throw back the injustice served upon them in these heinous crimes. I am in pain, such deep pain and distress even thinking about these crimes and the way men are allowed to get away with things

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