I’ve written about our rape culture here in the U.S. in a previous post, and was moved to see women across the world fighting back against biases that plague governments, organizations, and individuals alike. The thoughts and beliefs perpetuated from the top create and support a rape culture. Victim blaming is a go-to response for many not willing to teach don’t rape, but favor a ‘don’t get raped’ approach.
Check out Marc Bain’s article on how women are taking a stand.
After a recent New Year’s Eve celebration in Bengaluru, India, turned into what eyewitnesses called a “mass molestation” of women, a few politicians came forward with a culprit for the reported assaults: “They try to copy westerners not only in mindset, but even the dressing,” said Bengaluru home minister G. Parameshwara, “so some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kind of things do happen.”
“Women call nudity ‘fashion,’” said Abu Azmi, a leader of the Samajwadi party, explaining why the assaults were bound to occur.