Rape an act of illegal power and violence, not sex. Women in India start buying guns.

Rape, as I have been educated to know, is not about sex, it is about the abuse of females by violence and violation.

That this is true is beyond doubt. It is so easy for a male to relieve themselves sexually in a solitary fashion that rape has no
basis what so ever, it has no excuse, it is illegal violence which leads to acts of other attacks on other parts of the female.

And so it is that various Indian authorities have stated in recent days words to the effect that women who are raped were, in effect, suffering according to some natural law, a blatantly false belief that “men cant help it”. These attitudes are pro rape and are uttered by Indians in leadership of pensionable age, who were trained in elitism under the British Raj.

And these attitudes infect the police authorities and their cultures. I read somewhere that there are 93,000 rapes cases waiting to heard. Some have been waiting for a long time.

And so it is that women in India, who suffer daily sexual assault and worse, have given up on official law enforcement as a protector of their safety.

Rape is a reality world wide, no woman knows who among the male population may attack them.

In societies where men are given favoured treatment, and in India this is evidenced by the 93,000 unactioned rape cases currently awaiting trial, and by police urging financial settlement or marriage of the victim to her attacker, rape is encouraged by official sanction of the false importance of males at the illegal expense of women who are thus cast into a lower strata of social status. A status so low in India and other places that police act with illegal disregard until found out by the media. This occurred initially in the case of Braveheart, the woman who suffered a lingering death. Initially police did little. Only after media coverage were some police sacked in this case. The attackers of Braveheart are described as “drunk” as if the drunk defence rendered their actions of lower seriousness in regard to consequences. This is baloney. It is according this immoral view as expressed by an Indian chief of police ok for a bus load of 6 men and driver to be drunk at night and to rape and murder, while not right for a adult woman to go the movies at the same time and to catch a bus home. As a result of such ignorant and illegal behaviour at the official level over many years, women have given up on relying on the instruments of law which are supposed to protect them but dont.

This is not unique to India. In Australia many women have suffered and died after Australian police acted in a manner similar to that of the Indian police – giving the male the benefit of the doubt and of doubting the woman. This is an abuse of male power and official power, and a deliberately lethal crime of officials against women. A recent case in Western Australia highlights this fact. The problem- it is more than a problem – it is an utter abuse of people – is global.

The sheer audacity and number of such events in India and the barbaric nature of many of the crimes, including the crimes against Braveheart which included torture and a prolonged lingering death, have galvanised Indian women into taking defensive measures, measures which may result in complications I fear, as reasonable these measures seem – if I were a women in India, I would have a gun, and if I had the means something more. The British Press reports the failure of Indian authorities and the drive to buy guns by Indian females as follows:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/01/indian-bus-rape-delhi-rush-guns

Indian bus rape: Delhi sees rush for guns
Hundreds of women inquire about gun licences following woman’s murder, showing the lack of faith in law enforcement

Jason Burke in Delhi
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 1 January 2013 15.39 GMT
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Hundreds of women in Delhi have applied for gun licences following the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman by six men in a bus in the city last month.

The news underlines the widespread sense of insecurity in the city, deep before the incident and deeper now, and the lack of faith in law enforcement agencies.

The ashes of the victim of the attack – who died on Friday after 13 days in hospitals in India and Singapore, and was cremated in Delhi in a secret ceremony under heavy security on Sunday – were scattered on the surface of the Ganges river, sacred to Hindus, in northern India on Tuesday.

The case has provoked an unprecedented debate about endemic sexual harassment and violence in India. Tens of thousands have protested across the country, calling for harsher laws, better policing and a change in culture.

Politicians, initially caught off-guard, have now promised new legislation to bring in fast-track courts and harsher punishments for sexual assault. The six men accused of the attack are to be formally charged with murder later this week and potentially face execution.

Indian media are currently reporting incidents of sexual violence that would rarely gain attention previously. In the last 24 hours these have included a teenager fleeing repeated abuse by her brother, who was allegedly assaulted on a bus by a conductor, a 15-year-old held for 15 days by three men in a village in Uttar Pradesh and repeatedly assaulted, an 11-year-old allegedly raped by three teenagers in the north-eastern city of Guwahati and two cases of rape in the city of Amritsar.

One case reported on Tuesday involved a woman, also in a village in Uttar Pradesh, who suffered 90% burns after being doused in kerosene, allegedly by a man who had been stalking her for months.

There were signs that a further taboo was about to be broken when one of India’s best-known English-language television presenters asked viewers who had experienced abuse from a family member to contact her.

The rush for firearms will cause concern, however. Police in Delhi have received 274 requests for licences and 1,200 inquiries from women since 18 December, two days after the woman and a male friend were attacked in a bus cruising on busy roads between 9pm and 10pm.

“Lots of women have been contacting us asking for information about how to obtain licences. Any woman has a threat against her. It’s not surprising. There are fearless predators out there,” said Abhijeet Singh of the campaign group Guns For India.

Delhi police received around 500 applications for the whole of 2011, up from 320 the previous year.

Hundreds of women had come in person to the police licensing department in the city, the Times of India reported.

“We had to patiently tell them that one needs to have a clear danger to one’s life to be given a licence. However some … said that with even public transport no longer safe in the city they just cannot take chances,” an unnamed official told the newspaper.

There are estimated to be 40m guns in India, the second highest number in the world after the US. Licences are hard to obtain and most are illegal weapons, many manufactured in backstreet workshops. Official ownership levels remain low – three guns for every 100 people – but in recent years the number of women holding arms has risen. Most are wealthy and worried about theft or assault.

There are fears the attack will lead to further restrictions on women in India, who already suffer significant constraints.

Elders in Matapa, in the poverty-stricken Indian state of Bihar, banned the use of mobile phones for teenage girls and warned them against wearing “sexy” clothes. They claim the move will check rape cases and restore “social order”. Other villages nearby are planning similar bans, locals said.

One member of parliament in Rajasthan, the north-western state, also called for a ban on skirts for schoolgirls to keep them away from “men’s lustful gazes”. Banwari Lal Singhal said private schools allowing students to wear skirts explained increased sexual harassment locally.

Matapa is in southern Bihar’s Aurangabad district – the region from which one of the Delhi gang-rape accused, Akshay Thakur, comes. The order was issued after a formal meeting with villagers, council officials and school teachers on Sunday. “Almost every villager pressed us to ban the mobile phones use by the schoolgirls saying they are proving quite dangerous for the society and corrupting traditional values,” the local village council head, Sushma Singh, told the Guardian on Tuesday.

Protesters were angered by the news. “Our sister will have died in vain if all that is happening after is our fear is greater and ladies are more unfree,” said Deepti Anand, a 21-year-old student in Delhi who has attended demonstrations most days in recent weeks.

Additional reporting by Manoj Chaurasia

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Indian authorities live in the dark ages and seem well trained by the British Raj.

Why is this on a nuclear history blog? Because the abuse of people is at the heart of both a rape permissive culture and a nuclear culture which punishes and lies to people who disagree with it. It is the same official negligence which enabled Fukushima and the rape, torture and death of Braveheart.

Indian nuclear protestors have died as a result of official actions. And protest in general is taken as a form of treason judging by the statements of the old and ignorant men in positions of power in India. The Chief of Police in New Delhi has to go. At least, in contrast to the comments made about Fukushkma, no Indian doctor has come out and said iron is good for the blood so the iron rod is harmless.

Rape, being an act of violence and the imposition of illegal power, has nothing to do with dress or action of the victim. It has everything to do with the illegal intent of the criminals who seek to use rape and other violence as a means of maintaining illegitimate power and influence over women. Not only in India but around the world.

The fact is that men would find it easier to buy guns in India than women, for the threats against women are not, obviously, taken seriously by Indian authorities.
This is evidenced by the shooting murder of a little girl in India who complained to a man who urinated on the little girl’s front door step. He returned later with a gun and shot to death the little girl. In India, one must have an real threat to safety in order to be permitted to own a firearm. Was the little girl such a threat to the man’s non-right to piss on her front door that he was able to own a gun?

Indian authorities do not tolerate protest or dissent without insult and backlash. They are composed of old men mainly, trained in the arrogant ways of the British Raj,which they well remember and benefitted from as a chosen and selected elite. At the time in England, women had little or no political power. It is not 1919, it is not 1947, it is 2013. It is time Indian authorities grew up and saw its paymasters, the Indian public, as more worthy than they to determine the future of their nation. As is appropriate in a democracy. Until this occurs, India is an outmoded throw back to the time Cannon and rifles were used by Red Coats to control the Indian population yearning for equality and self determination. Today that means the ability to choose when and where to work, when and where to go out and the use of public and other transport in safety without being the chattel of men and the power elite.

2 Responses to “Rape an act of illegal power and violence, not sex. Women in India start buying guns.”

  1. CaptD Says:

    Like a Geiger Counter and hand gun is yet another basic “tool” that both women and men should now own and know how to use!

    Both could save you life and without them you are powerless to defend yourself against those that do have them and wish you harm!

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    • nuclearhistory Says:

      the other thing I was thinking of packing if I were a woman in New Delhi I am not allowed by military oath to mention or talk about.

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