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message 1: by Robert (last edited Dec 24, 2012 07:41PM) (new)

Robert Zwilling The protesters, predominantly college students but also housewives and even children, are demanding more steps from the authorities to ensure safety for women - particularly better policing - and some want the death penalty for the accused.

India's prime minister calls for calm as protests continue over gang rape
Official figures show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year were against women, with the number of rapes in the capital rising 17 per cent to 661 this year.

message 2: by Naomi V (new)

Naomi V (naomi_v) | 432 comments this is a problem that requires a wholesale change in their culture. women are seen as inferior and unimportant. it's going to take a long time to change the cultural thinking and make rape a crime that men commit and not something that women are guilty of inflicting upon themselves.

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