“Unfortunately I don’t accept any Indian male students for internships. We hear a lot about the rape problem in India which I cannot support. I have many female friends in my group, so I think this attitude is something I cannot support,” Prof Annette G. Beck-Sickinger at the Institute of Biochemistry at Leipzig University wrote in an email to an Indian student.”
For all the people who have asked me this question over the last 1 year please read this:
“Adjusted for population growth over time, the annual rape rate in India has increased from 1.9 to 2.0 per 100,000 people over 2008-2012 period. This compares to a reported rape rate of 1.2 per 100,000 in Japan, 3.6 per 100,000 in Morocco, 4.6 rapes per 100,000 in Bahrain, 12.3 per 100,000 in Mexico, 24.1 per 100,000 in United Kingdom, 28.6 per 100,000 in United States, 66.5 per 100,000 in Sweden, and world’s highest rate of 114.9 rapes per 100,000 in South Africa.“
To be clear, I do not mean to justify what has and still happens in India, but just trying to put forth the lopsided reporting by western media.
And I still think that ‘India’s Daughter’ show be aired. Hiding the facts will not hide the problem. We as Indians need to know what changes we need to bring about in our society. The so-called civilized western countries should introspect and ask themselves as to why there is so much fetish about problems of non-western countries. And how many protest have we seen the way they happened across India?
Women and men are equal; having said that, you are more of a ‘man’ if you stand up for women’s strengths and not take advantage of their ‘weakness’.
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