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Friday
Apr172015

'India's Daughter' Documentary Of Jyoti Singh Brutal Rape May Be Banned Worldwide

It was our intention to bring AOC readers the full length documentary ‘India’s Daughter’, previously banned in India and YouTube into India. Yesterday, April 16, India’s Supreme Court refused to lift the ban in India, with the next court date on May 27. 

Installing the BBC full video last night, I see that the documentary is now frozen on the BBC Storyville website. This critically important loss of global free speech rights and artistic freedom is nothing less than astonishing, as this acclaimed documentary is now totally caught up in India’s court system, even though it is owned by the BBC/Storyville.

Further research not reported in the Times of India recap of yesterday’s court appearances explains what happened. One of the defense attorneys (who has his own problems if you read further) alleges that the film is ‘outcome of fraud and conspiracy’ hatched by documentary maker Leslee Udwin, BBC and a private news channel with advocate VK Anand.

Film-maker Leslee Udwin of ‘India’s Daughter’ meets the mother of convicted rapist Mukesh Singh; her other son Ram died while in police custody in connection with the Jyoti Singh case. Mukesh and three other men have been sentenced to death.The Brutal Rape and Disembowelment of Jyoti Singh

On Sunday December 16, 2012 the world was stunned to learn about the brutal gang rape of Jyoti Singh, 23, a talented young woman from Uttar Pradesh who had just completed her medical exams to become a doctor. The Guardian writes:

Speaking excellent English, she spent nights working in a call centre from 8pm until 4am, slept for three hours, then studied. Her ambition was to build and run a hospital in her family’s village. “A girl can do anything,” she would say.

The only girl with two brothers, Jyoti Singh — whose name means light and happiness — asked her father Badri Singh, to please take any monies saved for her wedding and help her with medical school expenses.

When Jyoti Singh’s body was found thrown on the street, she was alive in her eviscerated body. Demonstrations broke out all over India for weeks in a demand for gender equality. Many men joined the marches, horrified over what had happened to the young doctor riding a bus with her friend at 8:30 in the evening.

Rape Is A Global Epidemic, Including in America

Statistics about rape are notoriously difficult to validate. My own review of current rankings by country of rape statistics gave me five different rankings on the front page of Google.

Rape is hardly exclusive to India, where it’s estimated that a rape occurs every 20 minutes. We assume that number is significantly under-reported.  In England and Wales, 85,000 women are raped every year. In Denmark, a country with gender equality embedded in the law, one in five women report being sexually assaulted — based on one source.

In America, a video has gone viral showing a young woman gang-raped by three men in Panama City, Fla over spring break. Hundreds of young revelers stood feet away and watched the unconscious victim being raped and no one tried to help. 

More than one survey says that America is the rape capital of the world, with a woman raped every 6.2 minutes, and it’s been used in discussion about ‘India’s Daughter’. This dated Wonderlist comes up first in Google results, but a new link takes us to the most current list in which America is #3 and India is #5.  Much of America’s statistic is driven by our inordinately large incarceration system, compared to other countries.

The Girl Is Always At Fault Say Lawyers, As India’s Women Lawyers Move Against Defense Attorneys

In the documentary, Mukesh Singh, one of Jyoti Singh’s six rapists (five convicted and one died in prison awaiting trial) is interviewed saying that the rape was Jyoti Singh’s fault :

When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape… Then they’d have dropped her off after ‘doing her’, and only hit [her friend] the boy.

One of the most shocking aspects of ‘India’s Daughter’ is the view of ML Sharma, the defense lawyer representing the men convicted of raping Jyoti Singh. He said:

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Tuesday
Sep092014

Berlin Photographer Karolin Klüppel's Mädchenland Captures Matrilineal Village Of Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong is a rarified place in the world. Located in jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, just 95 houses and a population of around 500 lives as a matrilineal society on the border of Bangladesh. This small village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. As a matrilineal society, women inherit land, children take their mothers’ names, and men marry into their wives’ family homes.This social organization is striking in India, where sons are preferred without question.

The setting is also unique: lush, and so well-cared for, tourists across India visit to marvel at the lack of trash. Known also for its living root bridges, the place is now called “God’s own garden”.

The setting is also unique: lush, and so well-cared for, tourists across India visit to marvel at the lack of trash. With fines assessed for littering, residents take care of their own trash. All the residents of Mawlynnong can read and write, and their homes have a toilet.

The girls and young women of Mawlynnong attracted the attention of Berlin-based photographer Karolin Klüppel, who originally travelled to Mawlynnong to study these eco-friendly habits among the people. Last year, the German photographer traveled there to photograph the girls of the village in their homes and outdoors. In her series “Mädchenland,” or “girl-land,” Klüppel shows her subjects in classically girlish poses. She did this to highlight how adult they actually are.

In a statement sent to HuffPost, Küppel describes the inverse at play as “a completely opposite impression… namely a certain elevation of the girls above childhood, a strong self-awareness and pronounced air of self-sufficiency.”

At a very young age the children take over the responsibilities of their mother and before they turn eight they do the household chores and care for younger siblings,” she says. “Although this might seem like a limitation of childhood, I’ve never met happier or more self-confident children than in Mawlynnong.”. .

Mawlynnong, though, is a safe haven for girls, who attend the village school until the age of 11 or 12, at which age they go to stay with relatives in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, to continue their studies. After that, they decide whether to attend university or return to the village.

 

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Thursday
Jan032013

Saudi Cleric OKs Rapes of Syrian Women; Israel Bans Models With BMI's Below 18.5; Obama Joins Ike & FDR 51% Club

In 2013 Anne’s jewelry collection GlamTribale will sponsor ‘Informed’, a series of quick info bits for Anne of Carversville readers. View our goddess Diana Collection (above) online.

1. XO Jane writes: FSD (female sexual dysfunction) is a serious disorder — part of a family of disorders. Let’s start talking about it.

 

Alex Nabaum illustration6. Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier. Consider it the power of negative thinking — and it’s positively unAmerican. via WSJ

2. Israel bans models with BMIs below 18.5 in ads. Also ads must reveal use of Photoshop. via WSJ

7. Print book sales tumbled in America last year, declining from 72% who said they had read printed books in the previous 12 months to 67%. via Pew Research

8. Indian police have filed rape and murder charges against five men accused of a brutal gang rape of a New Delhi woman. The sixth suspect is a juvenile who will handled separately. Police say they will seek the death penalty. Read on at AOC

3. Saudi religious leader Muhammed al-Arifi, calls for gang rape of Syrian women over 14, specifying that “intercourse marriages” last only a few hours “in order to give each fighter a turn”. via Salon

The hard-line Wahhabi cleric said that the marriages between the foreign-backed militants and Syrian women will satisfy the militants’ sexual desires and boost their determination in killing Syrians.

BREAKING NEWS!!! Time Warner drops Current after Al Jazeera deal via Salon

4. President Barack Obama is the first president in more than 50 years to win at least 51% of the vote twice. The last president to do it was Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. The last Democrat to win such solid support was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944. via Bloomberg

9.Fragonard’s ‘The Swing’ is a model of French Beauty & Decadence, writes Anne.

The existing — or soon to be — mistress flies through the air in frivolous abandon, losing her shoe in an action powered by her husband.

5. Among tablet users, men are 11% more likely to say they get news on the devices than women. via Pew Research. Age, on the other hand, seems to be less of an indicator of mobile news consumption. This is particularly true on the tablet, where daily rates are similar across all four age groups studied (50- to 64-year-olds are a bit more likely than the youngest and oldest groups to get news). On the smartphone, owners under 50 get news at higher rates than those over 50. Read more at Pew Research

10. Energy drinks are the fastest-growing part of the beverage industry in America, reaching more than $10 billion in sales in 2012. Energy drinks promise edge, writes the NYT, but experts say there’s little proof to the claim.