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Warning: Readers may find some content below triggering. Twenty yeas ago, when she was 16 years old, Thordis Elva was raped by her then-boyfriend, Tom Stranger, who was 18 at the time. Thordis had be...
Taking victim-blaming to another level.
A letter from a short skirt to the upholders of women's morality.
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s courtroom drama strikes a raw nerve with its subject, but is undone by half-baked writing, sloppy editing, and some terrible acting.
People who have been defending Mahesh Sharma's recent comments as merely “cautionary advice” are missing the point. When a Union Minister suggests that tourists should refrain from wearing skirts for their own safety, it sends a dangerous message -- that the onus of not being sexually assaulted lies on the shoulders of the victim.
I am writing to express my shock and anguish at your judgement in the Pallavi Purkayastha murder case. I recently read an article by Pallavi's father in which he noted that while you thought that her being stabbed 16 times was cruel, it was not cruel enough to award the death penalty. Your judgement also said, "when the accused saw Pallavi in scanty clothes, he was sexually excited... therefore aggravating fact of pre-planning is not there.” Thus, you’re suggesting that the clothes Pallavi was wearing somehow provoked her murderer.