Sonntag, April 05, 2015

Südkorea, Indien und China entdecken sexuelle Gewalt durch Frauen

Drei aktuelle Artikel. Der zweite davon enthält die folgende Passage über die Situation in Indien:

The law amendments to make rape a gender-neutral crime were always opposed. In a TOI article from July 2012, Mumbai advocate Flavia Agnes is quoted saying: ‘I oppose proposal to make rape laws gender-neutral. We had opposed it when the government made child rape laws gender-neutral. After the feminist wave of the 1980s, many countries in the West made rape laws gender-neutral. But, they have realised these laws are harming women more than men. There is physicality in the definition of rape, there is use of power and the victim has a stigma attached to her. If made gender-neutral, rape laws will not have the deterrence value and it will make it more complicated for judges in court. ‘The consequences of rape for a woman are far-reaching. She has to battle social stigma, social mindset. While fixing marriages, nobody asks a man if he is a virgin.’

In the same article Delhi advocate Vrinda Grover is quoted saying: ‘Why should rape laws be gender-neutral? That would be making a mockery of what is actually happening in the country. There are no instances of women raping men. I don’t think men are facing serious sexual violence as women. Consider the brutality and intensity of sexual violence against women. Hope the home minister does not put out a bill that delays or obfuscates discussions on the issue’.

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