Woman in Delhi imprisoned in a house for 1 month and repeatedly raped

Originally posted on CITIZENS REPORT VIOLENCE ON WOMEN AND GIRLS IN INDIA:

4 December 2014, Delhi

A 21 year old woman from Kerala was imprisoned by a man she was acquainted with, in his house, in an upscale neighborhood for a month and repeatedly raped. She contacted her family in Kerala while the man was away, who called the police. The police had to break the locks outside on the door, to rescue her.
http://m.indiatoday.in/story/kerala-girl-repeatedly-raped-held-captive-for-a-month-by-acquaintance-in-delhi/1/405034.html

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Men’s Rights activists outraged that Richard Dawkins has never heard of them

Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:

The Men's Rights Movement: To silly even for Richard Dawkins?

The Men’s Rights Movement: To silly even for Richard Dawkins?

Richard Dawkins, I think it’s fair to say, is a bit of a dick. Though he’s an expert popularizer of science he seems to be a bit of a blithering idiot on every other topic he tries to address; his broadsides on religion are patronizing and profoundly ignorant, and his forays into gender politics are even more cringey.

He puts his foot in his mouth so often on Twitter that it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between his real account and this absurdist parody.

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George Will’s problem with rape statistics (how many women to make a scourge?)

Originally posted on Dr. Jen Gunter:

George Will continues with his assertion that it is mathematically impossible for 1 in 5 women to have been sexually assaulted while in college. He calls the statistics “insupportable” and when he replied to Senators Blumenthal, Feinstein, Baldwin, and Casey he chided them to temper their “rhetoric” about the “scourge of sexual assault.” But it’s not just the statistics that appear to bother Mr. Will as he also expresses concern about definitions:

“I think I take sexual assault more serious that you do. Which is why I worry about definitions of that category of crime that might, by their breadth, tend to trivialize it.”

According to the CDC sexual assault (or sexual violence) includes the following:

  • Rape
  • Unwanted touching
  • Acts that do not have physical contact between the victim and the perpetrator–for example, sexual harassment, threats, and peeping.

Now let’s focus on the 20% of women being sexually assaulted that…

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210 women murdered & 1500 tortured as ‘#witches’ in Chhattisgarh, many await justice – The Times of India

Originally posted on CITIZENS REPORT VIOLENCE ON WOMEN AND GIRLS IN INDIA:

In just one state of India, that of Chattisgarh, there have been at least 1500 known cases of women being publicly tortured by villagers as witches. At least 210 were murdered. However the actual number of cases are unknown because they are either not reported, or they are in remote villages. Conviction rate is also low at about 40%. Though illiteracy etc. are cited, most cases often involve land and property that the branded woman is targeted for.

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/210-women-tortured-to-death-for-witchcraft-in-Chhattisgarh-many-await-justice/articleshow/45397113.cms

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