How on earth can rape be right rape or wrong rape? It’s a sin. A grave crime. And the accused MUST BE punished. Period.
So here is yet another statement highlighting the general ignorance (and misogyny?) that prevails with regards to sexual assaults on women and children.
“This is a social crime which depends on men and women. Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong,” said Gaur, the home minister responsible for law and order in BJP-run Madhya Pradesh.
“Until there’s a complaint, nothing can happen,” Gaur told reporters.
What can make anybody think that rapes can sometimes be right?
1. I think, atleast partly, it’s the lack of understanding of what a sexual assault is.
2. Many Indians seem to define rape as an assault on a woman’s honor, (or her community’s honor, or on her future husband’s rights and honor)
3. Many Indians do not seem to see rape as an assault on a woman’s person, rights, dignity, personal autonomy [link] or freedom etc.
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