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They say women are safer today. They are wrong. Rapes per day have gone up by 700% since 1971. Every hour two rapes, two kidnappings and four molestation cases are registered all over the country. Do you agree with me??

Asked by cyrus irani, 09 Jun '09 07:34 pm
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RAPE is a very sensitive issue and we feel very responsible while discussing the Statistic..besides Statistics, we need to study the factors as well..We need to analyse is it Men who are only responsible for this..What is parameter of the term RAPE.. There are few factors which needs to be highlighted...

1.. When a sex is performed on certain promises..and when the promise is fullfilled then it is termed as RAPE while this is BREECH OF TRUST.
2. Idleness makes people more sex oriented and when they are arosed they need to make themselves settle and hence RAPE OCCURS.
3. Revenge of Women is another tool to use the term RAPE..
4. there is a less diffierentiation between a girl easily available or girl with dignity..
5. Irresponsible parents..
6. NON FEAR OF LAW..AND DIFFICULT PROCEEDING OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM..
7. Attitude of the Society..

These are few analysis..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 09 Jun '09 09:19 pm

 
  
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I know this will cause some debate. But I think actually that the rapes have not gone up or down per 1000 population, but the REPORTED CASES of rape are certainly up. This is probably because the wronged woman today feels that she will get justice if she raises her voice and stands up to demand it. Laws have become more stringent, and the trial is in camera so that the victim does not have to face the general public and leering yellow papers and media.
In the past, the woman had to just grin or otherwise and bear it, because her reputation would be sullied for ever and she had no choices like she has now.
It is reported that incestuous rapes and rapes by close family members was ALWAYS there in India, and that too should be reported like rapes are today. IN these cases, where the face of the girl raped is not shown, media helps a lot too.

Lastly, for gods sake, cinemas of the 60s and 70s have been more vulgarly provocative than those of today. I have never ever believed that d ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 10 Jun '09 06:42 pm

 
  
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Every one incident out of 69 goes unreported. If it is, true than of course the figures you mentioned might be right. Another thing; does this figure of 700% include the rape husbands commit on their unwilling wife. That might not be because wives do not complain against their erring husbands. Then there are also incidents in which the woman cried rape when the one who perpetrated the so-called rape refused to pay the amount she demanded. Men who commit rape include close relatives, and acquaintances that the women trust. Such crime warrant a very serious punishment that may act as a deterrent, but punishment alone can take care of such crimes. Don't socialist moralist and religious custodians have any responsibility? I will blame this to religion, which is not able to take care of the morals of the people. I feel females are equally responsible for this. In Pune, I have seen young females hanging around with males in secluded spots. I have seen college girls sitting in the laps of mal ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 10 Jun '09 09:05 pm

 
  
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Yes you are correct. Very upset too. Especially in Goa this is very bad,
Answered by hitler, 09 Jun '09 07:35 pm

 
  
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Yes you are correct. All the TV channels and cinemas are arousing the youths. Also the women who under the influence of fashion are semi clad are responsible for it. The government should start some vaccination on the lines of Pulse Polio for all the people to decrease their sexual drive.
Answered by manoj thakur, 10 Jun '09 01:33 pm

 
  
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I agree with u. but it rarely happens with decent ones. if they tease a decent lady they get a slap. indecent ones are victims.
Answered by madhavi, 11 Jun '09 03:24 pm

 
  
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If the figures for say 1971 were lower than that of the present,it doesn't mean the incidence by itself were less. It could also mean that majority of the cases could have gone unreported in 1971. One of the reason for higher reported case could be awareness level of people might have gone up and more percentage of incidence are now getting reported. So just by looking at the statistical figures on reported cases alone one cannot come to any conclusion. Moreover the change in the percentage figures has no meaning when it comes to issues related to human suffering. Even if one reported case is there it means women are still unsafe. To a victim it makes no difference or can she find any consolation by thinking she is better off than the victims of say 1971.
Answered by Shyam, 11 Jun '09 02:45 pm

 
  
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Every one incident out of 69 goes unreported. If it is, true than of course the figures you mentioned might be right. Another thing; does this figure of 700% include the rape husbands commit on their unwilling wife. That might not be because wives do not complain against their erring husbands. Then there are also incidents in which the woman cried rape when the one who perpetrated the so-called rape refused to pay the amount she demanded. Men who commit rape include close relatives, and acquaintances that the women trust. Such crime warrant a very serious punishment that may act as a deterrent, but punishment alone can take care of such crimes. Don't socialist moralist and religious custodians have any responsibility? I will blame this to religion, which is not able to take care of the morals of the people. I feel females are equally responsible for this. In Pune, I have seen young females hanging around with males in secluded spots. I have seen college girls sitting in the laps of mal ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 10 Jun '09 09:08 pm

 
  
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Gender equality is one of the prerequisites for a society to grow in a healthy manner. but equality as understood by some bra burning feminists is also responsible for women to be regarded as sex objects rather than as respected entities. equality does not mean that a girl can go topless on the road like a man. education has to be effective especially in the cases of boys from the nascent stage so that they do not view a woman in a deragotary manner. but when you put temptation in the path of these boys/men by way of your behaviour, dress sense etc. you are definitely inviting trouble for yourself. nowdays the assault of half naked woman, sex in movies and the easy availability of porn has added to the torture of the harrassment of women. when even the CM of kerala karunakaran comments that a rape is an everyday affair and dismisses it nonchalently, you know that we the citizens are in deep trouble in our own country. laws have to be stringent in heinous crimes like rape, child abuse, ...more
Answered by savithri kalidhas, 10 Jun '09 09:49 am

 
  
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With the data you have given, how can anyone say women are safer today? You have to be a woman to understand what she goes through. She is neither safe in crowds nor in lonely places. She is molested evrywhere, even in the QA forum with vulgar questions, vulgar messages, and so on.
Worst is the life of females staying in slums, I think that is the place where she is harrassed the most. it must be mental harrasement to go through court proceedings too. With my safe environment, even thinking about such things brings a horror to my mind, what about those who have gone through all this?
There is a marathi movie "Saatchya aat gharat" which i think everyone should watch to understand the plight of a raped woman. couldnt sleep for many nights.
Answered by Vidya Shinde, 09 Jun '09 10:52 pm

 
  
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