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Is India the world’s most dangerous place for women? [Copy link] 中文

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(The Washington Post) A report this week ranking India as the most dangerous country in the world for women has reignited the country’s ongoing debate over women’s safety. On Tuesday, the Thomson Reuters Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Reuters media company — released a study that ranked India as the most dangerous place because of its high incidences of sexual violence, lack of access to justice in rape cases, child marriage, female feticide and human trafficking.

Experts interviewed for the poll said India had topped the list because its government has done little to protect women since the controversial rape and murder of a young student in 2012 prompted widespread outrage and changes in the country’s rape laws.


“India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women ... rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and harassment, female infanticide has gone unabated,” Manjunath Gangadhara, an official in the southern state of Karnataka, told Thomson Reuters. The poll — based on a survey of 548 experts on women’s issues — ignited an immediate firestorm of controversy on Indian social media.


India’s National Commission for Women chairperson, Rekha Sharma, rejected the ranking, saying the sample size was too small, according to the Times of India. “There is no way that we could be ranked number 1 in such a survey. The countries that have been ranked after India have women who are not even allowed to speak in public,” Sharma said. The report noted that reported cases of crimes against women rose 83 percent between 2007 and 2016, where there were four cases of rape every hour.


In addition, India has the most child brides in the world — around a third of all girls are married before their 18th birthday — and its own government estimated earlier this year that there are 63 million “missing” women in the country because of sex-selective abortion. Reported rapes in India — 38,947 in 2016 — are on the rise, but its rate of rape per 100,000 people remains far lower than some Western countries, including the United States, which experts believe is in part due to years of fear and underreporting.

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Post time 2018-7-2 16:03:59 |Display all floors
Why?

Why do you keep posting these nonsense against Asian nations with misleading question from discredited source with massaged survey on China Daily?

Are you paid by the West to sully the image of Asian nations?


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Post time 2018-7-2 16:04:49 |Display all floors
Stop sullying the image of Asian nations with discredited source, can't you?


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Post time 2018-7-2 16:21:36 |Display all floors
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Post time 2018-7-2 19:26:20 |Display all floors
Numerous times American garison raped Japanese women but never ever got any punished.

Do you care?


American host Bill O'reilly raped his colleagues but never got any punished, do you know? He was finally paid handsomely to leave by the Fox News Boss.


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Post time 2018-7-2 19:30:08 |Display all floors
Bill O'Reilly's golden payout from Fox is an outrage


Make no mistake: Misogyny is like a genetic disease that's passed down from generation to generation. It infects our corporate culture and our society at large. It is so ingrained in our culture that it is almost always excused, even at work, in casual defiance of laws that are meant to protect women from sexual harassment. It is left to women to put themselves and their careers on the line to see that the cavemen are shown the door. Hardly justice, especially when those men are paid handsomely to leave.

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Post time 2018-7-2 20:53:26 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-7-2 16:04
Stop sullying the image of Asian nations with discredited source, can't you?

Sorry?

Who or what is "discredited?  Are you defending child murderers, rapists and people who force prepubescent girls to marry grown-up men?

Your two posts make absolutely no sense. Should Asians defend other Asians who fall by the wayside for their immoral and criminal conduct?

Do you think the WASHINGTON POST is the only publication that has informed its readers of the latest outrageous crime in India?


Try the Times of India newspaper to apprise yourself of what is happening there. It is heart-wrenching!


Westerners don't like to share such news with others in particular. We would love to learn positive tidings.  


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