Friday, December 28, 2012

Trouble in India

The 23 year old woman who was brutally gang raped in India has died.

Her intestines were removed due to the injuries caused by a metal rod used during the rape. She was flown to Singapore on Wednesday night after being treated at a local hospital.

The attack has spurred disgust and anger in India, where women regularly face sexual harassment and assault. “The emergence of women in public spaces, which is an absolutely essential part of social emancipation, is accompanied by growing threats to their safety and security,” 80 year old Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a speech on Thursday. “We must reflect on this problem, which occurs in all states and regions of our country, and which requires greater attention.”

I guess it's a cultural thing, but for gang rapes to occur in all states and regions sounds like MUCH greater attention is needed and IMMEDIATE changes must be made.

Some tweets on this horrific subject

Instead of focusing on women keeping themselves safe all the time, let's focus more on stopping men raping. #DelhigangRape

SInce #DelhiGangRape on Dec 17, there've been 18 gang rapes reported in India. Yes, you read that right: gang rapes.”

Incredibly sad to read that woman who survived #DelhiGangRape seems to be deteriorating. Remember: after rape, they threw her off moving bus

Please pray for the victim, her family and all of the other victims worldwide who've had to experience such hell on earth.

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