We certainly need to address this problem on all levels – irrespective of culture, location and origin. Everyone is appalled by the news coming out of India.
We are shocked to learn the total savagery of attacks carried out against women and the total inadequacy of law enforcement agencies who ought to prevent such incidents.
The whole world is watching how Indian authorities deal with this problem.
In an interview with The Voice of the Cape (South Africa), the 50 Million Missing founder, Rita Banerji explains why she is not surprised by Shetye’s project. However Rita also says, it is equally important to analyze the public rage and question what it really represents. She observes that rape seems to touch a public nerve in India in a way that no other form of lethal violence on women or girls does, and goes on to discuss why this is because it’s still seen through a prism that views women as sexual resources owned by men. Synopsis below [To hear the full 15 min. interview click on the box above].
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