Gang Rape in India, Routine and Invisible

Gang Rape in India, Routine and Invisible
The details of a gang rape case in Mumbai reinforce the notion that rape remains a largely invisible crime in India.


“Obviously, the fault is the girl’s,” she said. “Why did she have to go to that jungle? It’s her fault, too. Also, she was wearing skimpy clothes.”

She did not deny that he had done it. “He must have,” she said. “He told me that they tied up the boy who was doing bad things to her and said, ‘Madam, let us also do it.’ The madam said, ‘Don’t do it to me, take my mobile, take my camera, but don’t do it to me.’ Her body was uncovered. How could he control himself? And so it happened.”


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

8 thoughts on “Gang Rape in India, Routine and Invisible

          1. Oh, in many ways. Mostly the usual ones. I’m sure you figured that out already. But then there’s also this: Look at the title and layout of the NYT pages.

            1. Bringing a story like that embedded in advertisements and other propaganda stuff suggests the NYT doesn’t give a rat’s ass about what was/is going on over there unless it’s news that sells. Very common, and very objectionable in my book.

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