One of latest gruesome story coming out of India is that of a twelve year old girl who was gang raped by an uncle and two of her brothers. According to reports she was taken to her uncle’s house where the rape occured. When she threatened to go to the police, she was reportedly strangled. She was then beheaded and her body was dumped in bushes. The uncle and one of her brothers have since been arrested.
The fact that a child was treated in this manner is mind boggling. To know that the people who perpetrated the act is her own family makes it even more despicable. When, if ever, will the abuse of women and the culture of rape in India stop. One has to wonder if the government is doing enough to protect women and girls. India has a terrible record of sex abuse against minors with over 36, 000 cases reported in 2016.
We talk daily about stemming the spate of violence against women. We pay lip service about punishing offenders, but when is justice really served. When a judge sentences a privileged white man to six months in prison for brutally raping a woman what message is that sending to others like him?
The Judge in the Brock Turner case was more concerned about his welfare than that of the woman he raped. He is reported to have said “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him…I think he will not be a danger to others.” So you the judge who women are looking to for justice is concerned about the impact prison will have on this convicted rapist. What about the indelible mark this man has left on this woman’s life. What about her physical, emotional and mental scars; her life will never be this same again.
This is a national disgrace. There should be one set of rules for all whether you are white or black or rich or poor. The privileged few should not be allowed to live above the law; there should be justice for all. Once again I have to ask, WHEN WILL WOMEN GET JUSTICE?
The case of the rape of an eighteen year-old young woman by five young men in Brooklyn is very troubling. There are a lot of unanswered questions and many things that does not appear clear in this case. There is a need to investigate the relationship between this young woman and her father to determine if she might need help and counseling. There have been instances where an adult and a parent might be drawn sexually to one another after a long separation. I am not saying this is the case in this instance but it is worth investigating.
The five individuals accused of the rape of this young woman need to understand something, a person who is intoxicated does not have the mental capacity to give consent to sex. Even if they saw her having sex with her father that was no excuse for them to have any form of sexual contact with her. By their admission what transpired was rape and they should be dealt with accordingly. Because a woman is drunk that does not give a man the right to take advantage of her. These young men cannot be allowed to walk away from this incident believing that what they did was okay.
Feel free to give me your thoughts on this incident…
A twenty-two-year old man has been arrested in the death of a two year old girl in Oklahoma City. The child was taken to hospital after she was found not breathing. Examinations revealed that she had been sexually assaulted. The child suffered injuries to a number of internal organs and lost a lot of blood. The man is held without bail on charges of rape and murder. Reads like a horror story doesn’t it, but what I find even more disturbing is that according to the police the mother of the child refused to give them a description of the man who happens to be her boyfriend. The report also stated that the sheets were stripped off the child’s bed; the room vacuumed and wet laundry found in the washer. Was this an attempt of a cover up? How horrible for a toddler to have to die this way. Why is there so much evil in the world?
I came across this news story recently and was appalled and disgusted that
Men in India have so little respect for the women there that they would
see rape as justifiable punishment.
The sisters were sentenced by elders of a village council to be raped
after their brother had an affair and ran off with a married woman.
For women in India rape is a part of their culture and rapes occur daily.
After much protest in India and the intervention of Amnesty International
the village council has since denied making the ruling.
The question still remains, how long will the Government of India
continue to allow women to be raped, abused and murdered without
doing anything to protect them.
The story of an eleven year-old girl in Paraguay giving birth by cesarean section is a heart-wrenching one. The little girl, a victim of rape was denied an abortion because Paraguayan strict abortion laws would not allow it.
The girl 42 year-old stepfather was arrested and charged with rape and abuse. The girl’s mother was also charged with child neglect and complicity.
It is disheartening to know that this child had to endure so much trauma. She suffered sexual abuse which goes back as far as 2013 with no one to protect her. Now she has motherhood thrust upon her without getting the chance to enjoy her childhood.
One must question how much Paraguay is doing to protect the rights of children. Reports states that about 684 girls between the ages of 10-14 gave birth in 2014. Most of them were victims of sexual abuse. Help Save our girls. Fight against child abuse.
This story is so heart wrenching and barbaric it makes you sick to the stomach. On Wednesday May 28, the bodies of two girls age fourteen and fifteen were found hanging from a tree hour after they went missing. The girls had gone into the field to relieve themselves because they had no toilet.
Reports say the father went to the local police station to report them missing but was ignored. Interestingly two police officers were among those arrested in connection with the deaths.
Autopsies carried out on the girls found evidence that they were raped and strangled before they were hung.
India is a place where no woman is safe. A rape occurs every 22 minutes and activists believe this number is low as many of the cases go unreported. Rape is tolerated and accepted as a part of the culture and the victims are often ostracized.
The women of India need outside intervention to pressure the government to do more to protect the women. They are helpless and defenseless because the very people employed to protect are themselves carrying out some of these atrocities.