Sharing an email from Cracking Saks.
I just wanted to share this link with you about ‘Rape Case Unfolds on Web: Steubenville, Ohio‘ & I cried when I read how the parents took all the effort to collect the evidences and took it to the police to file a case as the girl didn’t even know she was raped and the parents heard it from a neighbour who saw the photo of the girl online. I wondered how many parents in India will do this instead of hushing it up if the case didn’t come into the lime light?
Look what her mother says,
“How would you like to go through that as a mother, seeing your daughter, who is your entire world, treated like that?” the mother said. “It was devastating for all of us.”
The details of the Delhi rape case are so disturbing that I am so scared to sleep. I can’t imagine how someone can be so brutal?”
Can you imagine this happening in India? Didn’t this Indian teenager’s parents feel the same outrage? [Raped by 42 men in 40 days. Supreme Court to hear case after eight-year gap]
“The unspeakable truth is that the young woman attacked on Dec. 16 was more fortunate than many rape victims. She was among the very few to receive anything close to justice. She was hospitalized, her statement was recorded and within days all six of the suspected rapists were caught and, now, charged with murder. Such efficiency is unheard-of in India.” [Read more:The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India By Sonia Faleiro]
And how many Indian sexual assault victims would even dream of reacting the way this teenager did?
The boys came over that evening and the group began drinking—beer, vodka, whiskey—purchased by an older friend, according to court documents. After downing a number of shots, Dietrich says, she passed out. The next morning she woke up in bed with an ominous feeling. “My bra was shifted,” she says. “My underwear were off.” She wondered if something bad had happened, but pushed the thought away. “It was like part of me didn’t want to know,” she says.
Dietrich didn’t learn about the photos until months later, in late November, when a guy friend told her there were rumors that the boys had taken seminude shots of her. Unsure of precisely what the photos showed or who had seen them, she confronted the boys on Nov. 28. ‘
Can you imagine an Indian teenager reacting like Dietrich did? What’s the difference? The only way to make sure that some day in future, an Indian teenager is able to react with the same confidence and outrage, is to understand this.