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“Treatment of sexual assault in Western Society –
I request you to publish this news regarding sexual assault and how actually it should be dealt in a civilized society. What actually culture and civilisation means and gives support to its member.”
What do you think would have been the first reactions if this crime had taken place in India?
NEW YORK: A 62-year-old Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison.
The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana
… The charge carries a maximum potential penalty of two years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October. … Singh was seated next to a woman who occupied a window seat on a United Airlines flight from Houston to Newark. While the plane was in the air, the woman fell asleep and awoke to find him kissing her face with his hand inside her shirt.
After pushing Singh off of her and telling him to get away, the woman complained to a flight crew member about the incident and asked that the police be present when the plane landed.
The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over all sexual abuse cases that occur on aircraft in flight in the US.
These TOI comments reflect how sexual crimes are viewed by many Indians,
1. Many seem to consider sexual assaults a natural outcome of men finding women sexually attractive.
Airliners has to allot seats in such a way to prevent this type of incidents, urge and attraction is God’s creation between two sexes. Our elders out of evolution and experience they have advocated,wearing veil,wearing non explosive dress code as advised by elderly intelligent people,monogamy,advise giving respect to fair sex and exhibiting their private parts publicly.
Fact: A response to: Why we think women activists should change their attitude of “wear what you like” [Link]
2. Others believe it’s young men who commit such crimes because they have no control over their ‘natural instincts’.
Hahahahah such a disgusting and funny thing i read today !! :v :p 60+ yrs old person hahha Chokra jawaan re jawaan re !! [the boy is young, is young]
Fact: What makes Men Rape? [link]
3. The idea that sexual assaults are caused by a man’s inability to ‘control their instincts’ is deep rooted.
A very shameful act that too from a 62 year old. When will people learn to control their instincts? The punishment is good and he deserves it for putting India and Indians to shame.
Fact: The rapists often don’t see their actions as crimes, the police said, and don’t expect the victims to report them. [link]
Why don’t we hear any talk about the requirement for consent in any sexual activity? Maybe because we fear that’s Sex Education?
Also, media campaigns could help create awareness about how often Sexual Crimes are not crimes of ‘lust’ or ‘natural urges’ but of hate, aggression and revenge (as in ‘Teaching a lesson’ to the woman) and sometimes of simply not knowing that any sexual act without consent is a crime.
‘“Why would this girl lie? After all she is taking the blame on herself”, said the police officer to the criminal infront of me.’What’s the best way to fight for your rights and freedoms and to prevent Talibanization of India?