I had a great time in India but I just came across this insanely awful news:
“A Swiss woman who was on a cycling trip in central India with her husband has been gang-raped by eight men, police said Saturday. The attack comes three months after the fatal gang-rape of a woman aboard a New Delhi bus outraged Indians.
Authorities detained and questioned 13 men in connection with the latest attack, which occurred Friday night as the couple camped out in a forest in Madhya Pradesh state after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha, local police officer R.K. Gurjar said.
The men beat the couple and gang-raped the woman, he said. They also stole the couple’s mobile phone, a laptop computer and 10,000 rupees ($185).”
A country that is more well-known for gang-rape than for its vibrant culture and history and people needs to get its act together. Embracing feminism isn’t just about women being equal to men, it’s about creating a culture where this kind of thing is unthinkable.
Of course, America still has a ways to go as well if you’ve been following the horrible events out of Steubenville, Ohio.