Rather than focusing on the power play and horror of the act of rape, Malayalam films use them to titillate tantalise the male audience.
Through finger-tip activism, we have been able to create cross-border solidarities, access information at a greater pace and uncover new modes of digital protest.
Using euphemisms like “sex scandals” or merely referring to these instances as “cyberbullying” take away from the severity and urgency of the cases. In addition to any other crime that these instances have highlighted, including that of rape, these are also instances of image-based sexual abuse. There can be multiple loci of injustices within one incident, and not identifying or acknowledging all the instances of injustices makes a crime appear less serious than it is.
In an inhumane incident at the Byculla prison in Mumbai, a woman convict named Manjula Shetye was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by the jailors.
"Rise in violent extremism, sectarian and religious hate narratives in Pakistan has driven the need for a counter narrative", says Team Muhafiz
The Aziz Ansari story is a clear indication of how ‘good men’ perceive sex: as some kind of a prize they deserve.
वेश्यावृत्ति के लिए मानव तस्करी का शिकार होने वाले लोगों में 90 फीसद से ज्यादा औरतें या बच्चियां होती हैं|
Online sexual harassment is often disregarded as it is viewed as men merely having fun even if at the expense of women.
The culprits have "monstrously behaved with [...] small girls," writes Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra in Supreme Court Lawyers Association v. Union of India, a 2016 court case about punishing convicted child rapists with chemical castration. The case goes on to describe the villainous nature of these criminals, describing them as behaving with "barbarity and savageness" and "extreme depravity."
Gaslighting can be masked behind the facade of victim-blaming, reducing abusive experiences of the survivor or even subtle coercion.