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Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 AM

Village Council in India Orders Rape

Source: The Daily Beast

According to her family and police, a 14-year-old girl was taken into the forest and raped on orders of her village council. The order came as punishment for her brother's sexual assault. "We kept begging them. We begged with folded hands but they would not listen. They dragged her away to the forest," the victim's mother said. The police say they have arrested two men, the village headman and the husband of the woman who says she was molested by the victim's brother. The brother has also been arrested. The rape took place after midnight on Sunday in the state of Jharkand.

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Reply Village Council in India Orders Rape (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 2014 OP
freshwest Jul 2014 #1
LynneSin Jul 2014 #2
sakabatou Jul 2014 #3
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 2014 #4
CrispyQ Jul 2014 #5
LoisB Jul 2014 #27
iandhr Jul 2014 #30
freshwest Jul 2014 #31
theHandpuppet Jul 2014 #32
freshwest Jul 2014 #34
riderinthestorm Jul 2014 #6
Android3.14 Jul 2014 #7
blackspade Jul 2014 #8
Warpy Jul 2014 #9
MH1 Jul 2014 #14
geardaddy Jul 2014 #10
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2014 #11
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #13
ChairmanAgnostic Jul 2014 #16
FailureToCommunicate Jul 2014 #29
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #12
ReRe Jul 2014 #15
HooptieWagon Jul 2014 #17
ReRe Jul 2014 #20
cosmicone Jul 2014 #23
ReRe Jul 2014 #25
samsingh Jul 2014 #18
Brigid Jul 2014 #19
KinMd Jul 2014 #36
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #21
cosmicone Jul 2014 #24
AlbertCat Jul 2014 #22
ColesCountyDem Jul 2014 #26
get the red out Jul 2014 #28
geek tragedy Jul 2014 #33
JI7 Jul 2014 #35

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:08 AM

1. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:08 AM

2. Of all the really wrong things I've read in my lifetime that has to be one of the most wrongest!

This is what happens after decades of gendercide where families kill and/or abort females in favor of men.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:20 AM

3. WTF?!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:22 AM

4. Well, don't two wrongs make a right? n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:22 AM

5. I have no words.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:18 PM

27. Nor do I.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 03:45 PM

30. Same here

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:09 AM

31. I do, but they're inappropriate at DU.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:50 AM

32. Nothing I could post in this case that wouldn't be deleted

And words wouldn't really suffice.

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Response to theHandpuppet (Reply #32)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 01:03 AM

34. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:25 AM

6. Kick. Kick. Kick. Kick. Damn angry, infuriated, helpless kick.

 



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:32 AM

7. Inhumane

 

yet so human.

Sometimes I feel as if I am a member of a separate species. I see stuff like this, and the behavior of wackjob right in our own culture, and I trust that my children will never ever mix their DNA with those people. And I mean "those people" in the bigoted sense in that I think religious conservatives are inferior intellectually, genetically, emotionally, and physically.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:42 AM

8. Disgusting



Her village council should be shot, along with the rapists.
WTF is wrong with some people?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:42 AM

9. It makes sense in a culture where women are property

The brother damaged some other family's property so the village damaged his family's property. Yes, the whole thing is stupidly cruel but it makes sense when women are only cattle and their only worthy possession is an intact hymen.

Rape laws here in the 1950s were property damage laws. Any woman who wanted to prosecute rape pretty much had to be a 90 year old virgin nun. Even with our more enlightened laws, women I know who prosecuted their rapists said the defense attorney raped them all over again. None would prosecute a second time.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:12 PM

14. ^^^ THIS. It is ALL about women being not people, but PROPERTY.



And THAT is why the Hobby Lobby decision and every assault on women's rights matters so much.


The really crazy thing, to me? Is that basically it is a 50-50 chance whether any baby is born male or female. Luck of the draw. You win the 50-50, you are born male. You lose, you get to be female, and treated as property to at least a small extent in almost every country on this planet.

And yes, there are some ways males are treated badly in some societies. And of course it is also "luck of the draw" whether you are born in a wealthy country like the U.S. or a ravaged country like Somalia, or an enlightened (but cold!) country like Finland.

But seriously, having to deal with this kind of treatment just because a chromosome zigged when it should've zagged? And what would happen to the species if suddenly all chromosomes, realizing the consequences, started zagging at the right time?


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:46 AM

10. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:56 AM

11. A country where cattle are sacred, but women are chattel.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:57 AM

13. America is moving that way also, got any puns for it?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:23 PM

16. I do, but even I won't

Clearly, ours is not a civilized planet.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:56 PM

29. It was not meant as a pun. There is nothing funny about this most recent report of a terribly

wrong culture of treatment of women. Sure, this is true of too many other places in the world, but this OP is about India.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 11:57 AM

12. American Town Council Bans Teaching Of Evolution, every country has its official idiots and devils.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:15 PM

15. Reccing because...

... this needs to be seen by all. And India calls itself "the largest Democracy in the world!"
India cannot call itself civilized as long as they allow their women to be treated this way.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:24 PM

17. India is civilized by 7th Century standards.

 

But really really backwards by today's.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:31 PM

20. You got that right... :-( n/t

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Response to ReRe (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

23. Does Steubenville make USA not civilized?

 

This is a disgusting yet isolated incident considering that India has 740 million women most of whom live an empowered and peaceful life.

India has proven its democratic traditions over 67 years with several elections in which power changed hands peacefully.

If the US has difficulty controlling and apprehending people like Bundy Ranch, can you imagine how difficult it must be to maintain law and order everywhere in a country of over 1.4 billion people, poor infrastructure and deeply embedded archaic traditions in deep rural areas.

Note that the culprits were arrested and will be tried. How long did it take to happen in Steubenville. How long did it take in Penn State?

People living in glass houses should not throw stones!

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:43 PM

25. I give.

You're right. But it's not an "isolated" incident.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:24 PM

18. this is so disgusting

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:31 PM

19. I would never set foot in that country.

Why would I want to visit a country that is even more screwed-up than this one?

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Response to Brigid (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:31 PM

36. Im just guessing that the 14yo girl would LOVE to be living in the USA about now

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:54 PM

21. WAR ON WOMEN: Tennessee, America, Arrests First Mother Under Its New Pregnancy Criminalization Law

Because America is so much better then anyone else, the mocking of a nation based on one action is not disturbing at all. You lost the moral high ground and the right to mock another nation a long time ago.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025226621

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:20 PM

24. +1 n/t

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 01:13 PM

22. I swear....

 

..... I had an argument in a post on here a while back where someone assured us all that rape didn't happen in India.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:08 PM

26. I'm almost speechless!

This is wrong on so many levels that my brain is having trouble processing all of them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 02:33 PM

28. There are no words

I am angry and horrified. To say more would get my post hidden.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 12:57 AM

33. Bulldoze the village, salt the earth, scatter the inhabitants.

 

Some cultures should die.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 01:12 AM

35. they really need to do something to force these backwards areas to change

i know sexual assault and other crimes are not just in these areas as seen with the delhi rape case. but there shouldn't be any area where some "village council" has such power and influence.

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