Comments on: Society created Delhi gang rape convicts: Filmmaker Leslee Udwin http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AshishBagade http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-35431 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:42:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-35431 Do u know Leslie Udwin’s father is a Pakistani :)

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By: ananthsrivastav http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34955 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:49:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34955 Udwin says she has not seen a similar reaction anywhere else in the world to rape where a spontaneous outburst happened across the country. But film does not focus how all of society thousands upon thousands of men came out on the street to protest. Most of these men and women have grown up in traditional homes with conservative ideas about family and the role of women- but that did not mean they were not sickened by evil or repulsed by forcible sex.
To equate patriarchal societies and conservative thinking with an attitude that violence towards women is acceptable is like saying that women with a career do not care about family life, or having PG rated films encourage bad social behavior. The vast majority of conservative traditional and uneducated men even in the most rural of locations are first human beings then fathers, brothers and sons who are caring towards women and children.
Do we need a change in attitudes in India? Sure we do! But do not make the case that most men find rape acceptable, I have lived and worked in rural India for years and in its biggest cities and know that this is false. We do need a change in how we view marriage and dating, before we have men and women who understand each other and are comfortable with each other.
Do I think that the world is out to malign India- no I do not. But the rest of the world seeks to sweep its dirt under the carpet. The statistics quoted by the film that a woman is raped every 22 min in India is juxtaposed to a Western figure when reduced is a rape every 9 minutes in Europe.

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34917 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:56:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34917 I direct your attention to the last answer. Is Bollywood any different than UK or American soap operas? Indian culture is rich and ancient. Any ‘disease’ is common to all cultures. This filmmaker should have concentrated on her own culture, where the UK saw 85,000 rapes in 2007. Stop the hubris and the preaching.

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By: Gagantravels http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34911 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 04:57:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34911 Raise against these type of crimes

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By: ashgupta24 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34904 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:52:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34904 She sounds pretty left wing, but you cant deny the truth in what she is saying

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34895 Sun, 08 Mar 2015 22:09:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34895 There’s much to go over in this interview. But I direct your attention to the last question and answer. Why is Bollywood any different that soap operas in Britain or America? Why would she say that THIS culture is diseased? There were 85,000 reported rapes in Britain in 2007. I could go on …

I have absolutely no problem with calling attention to the sexual abuse of women worldwide. But … as a Westerner I would never presume to focus on another culture other than my own. Especially, if I was a Brit pointing a finger at India. I believe this hubris that we Westerners constantly exhibit needs to stop. She should have done the film about Britain. And, if she felt some sort of passion to tell the story in India, she should have at the least enlisted an Indian partner.

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By: Innominate_SA http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34800 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:05:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34800 I am not ok with the last question..cant brand whole Bollywood as objectifying women. There are lot of movies who showed women in completely different light. Its more like looking at two sides of a coin. you want to take good you can and if some one prefers to take the ‘bad’ thats their peril, for example how this interview has been considered by many as ‘learning’ but some say its ‘defaming the nation’…your call.

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By: MuraliKD http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2015/03/05/society-created-delhi-gang-rape-convicts-filmmaker-leslee-udwin/comment-page-1/#comment-34799 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:39:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=16587#comment-34799 “Do you know in South Africa, men go out in gangs on a Friday night and their entertainment is finding a girl and raping her? It’s a social activity.”

WTF – South *Africa*?
Don’t you mean South Delhi?

* Is this what you meant by “light editing”? *

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