India Gang Rape.

Is Rape Culture Human Nature or Nurture?

Yen To | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Yen To

In my formative years, a male counterpart stated that rape was part of the natural world. His claim was troubling on many levels. The most disconcerting was that his rationalization of a violent act was shared by others and normalized by laissez faire attitudes of civil institutions in general. The pervasiveness of violence against women seamlessly crosses borders and disregards economic statuses. From developing nations -- gang rapes in India, rape warfare in Africa -- to developed nations, with instances like fraternity rape parties in the U.S.

Sentenced To Death For Gang Rape

AP | Shivani Rawat And Katy Daigle | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI -- An Indian court Friday sentenced to death four men for the gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, ordering them to the gallows ...

Teen Found Guilty In New Delhi Gang Rape

AP | Ashok Sharma | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI -- An Indian juvenile court on Saturday handed down the first conviction in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, ...

5 Arrested Over Gang Rape Of Swiss Tourist

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI — Five men have been arrested and have confessed to raping a Swiss woman who was attacked in central India while on a cycling vacation wit...

The Importance of Women Misbehaving

masalamommas | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
masalamommas

A social code of behaviour is used as a weapon by almost all cultures to violate, control and beat girls and women into submission. Women are told if you don't want to get beaten, raped and killed, then this is how you will have to behave. To all the women reading this: on International Women's Day, take one little code of behaviour that confines you as a woman, tells you how to be at home or outside, forces you to live with shame and/or fear -- and break it! If you break one code today, tomorrow collectively we'll have the courage to break our social prison! So let's get started! Let us resolve to MISBEHAVE!!

How the Indian Gang-Rape Reversed Victim-Blaming

Lily Pourzand | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada
Lily Pourzand

Contrary to other similar situations, the tragic Indian gang-rape victim was not "dishonoured" by her family or society. Instead, she was "honoured" both on private and public levels. Her painful death was not viewed by other Indian families as a terrifying warning to justify employing more control on young women.

Gang Rape Suspects Appear In Court

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI - Five men accused of raping and killing a young student in the Indian capital have arrived at court for pre-trial proceedings.Police have c...

Stopping Rape In India Starts With Ending Female Feticide, Dowry

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Ujjal Dosanjh

Let us stop killing women by feticide. Let us stop expecting, asking for, or accepting dowry. Let us stop killing brides who have not brought "enough" dowry. Let us stop telling women what to wear and when. Let us stop restricting the woman's right to freely move about. The woman is and must be free to move about and dress as she wishes.

India Protests Reach Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Dozens of protesters rallied outside the Indian consulate in Toronto to add their support to calls for better treatment of women following t...

Murder Charges Laid In India Gang-Rape Case

AP | Ashok Sharma | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada

NEW DELHI -- Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus nea...