from India Insight:

Short skirts, bad stars, chow mein: Why men in India rape women

December 6, 2014

Demonstrators from All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the recent killings of two teenage girls, in New Delhi May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The 2012 Delhi bus rape case and an ever-longer list of rapes and murders in India have prompted politicians and public figures in India to cite plenty of implausible reasons why rape happens and why men brutalise women or portray women in ways that suggest they had it coming. Many people, when speaking out, tend to minimise the crime or rationalise it in ways that sound ludicrous to many. We created this list of such comments more than a year ago, but it seems like it's time to add some new entries.

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Delhi gang rape verdict: Reactions from people on the street

By Reuters Staff
September 10, 2013

By Aditya Kalra and Arnika Thakur

Four men were found guilty on Tuesday of the gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi and her murder, closing a chapter on a crime that triggered protests and soul-searching about the treatment of women in India. Arguments on sentencing are due to begin on Wednesday.

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Reactions on Twitter to the Mumbai gang rape

By Reuters Staff
August 23, 2013

A photographer in her early 20s was gang-raped by five men in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, evoking comparisons with a similar incident in Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests.

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Not so safe in Mumbai any more

August 23, 2013

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When the Delhi gang rape made headlines last December, most Mumbai residents thought such a thing could never happen in their city.

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Photographer gang-raped in Mumbai

August 23, 2013

A 22-year-old photographer was gang-raped by five men in India's financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, evoking comparisons with a similar incident in Delhi in December that led to nationwide protests.

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Delhi police rightly targeted in gang rape case – Kiran Bedi

January 4, 2013

The gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi that sparked public outrage across the country has also put the spotlight on policing in India’s “rape capital”.

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Responsibility or censorship: why Bollywood should pick

January 2, 2013

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Photo gallery: vigils after Delhi rape victim dies

December 29, 2012

Here are some photographs from our India Insight contributors that show vigils following the death on Saturday of a 23-year-old woman after six men raped her aboard a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16. We will update this post as more photos arrive. Thanks to Soumya Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata, Anoo  Bhuyan and Anuja Jaiman in Delhi and Vidya L. Nathan in Bangalore. Apologies for any inconsistent sizing or lack of uniformity. Note for non-Hindi readers or speakers: the sign in the first photograph says: "My voice is higher than my skirt."

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Abhijit Mukherjee’s foot-in-mukh moment steals spotlight from rape cases

December 27, 2012

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Delhi rape: what it says about us Indians

By Parul Gupta
December 25, 2012

 Demonstrators run and throw stones towards the police during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)