Delhi Bus-Gang Rapist Says Rape Is Women’s Fault

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Patty Clark
The man involved in Jyoti Singh's death in India blames the victim and shows how much India needs to reevaluate its patriarchy.

In 2012, Jyoti Singh was brutally raped and murdered, making headlines in India and the world over. She was a 23-year old medical student who was walking with a male friend, when they got offered a ride by a private bus.

It was inside this bus that she was gang raped and then beaten to death. The incident prompted widespread demonstrations, as the incident struck a core with the women in India who had faced similar incidents of sexual violence.

Recently, one of the convicted men was interviewed from jail, and his words show how repugnant and deep the problem really is.

 

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Mukesh Singh said that “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy.” Not only does he blame her for the rape, he also says she holds responsibility for her death. “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after ‘doing her,’, and only hit the boy.”

The man claims he was merely driving the bus at the time and denies involvement in the attack, but his horrific stance against the dignity and rights of women make it hard to believe that he was innocent. There is also significant DNA evidence against the man.

The fact that he can justify their actions, and even place blame on the victim shows how direly India is in need of a revolution for women’s rights. 

 

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