India’s Daughter

The only reason, I watched that BBC documentary “India’s Daughter”on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh because the movie came out yesterday and was banned in India.

Shame on “India”. What a society! What a backward culture! It’s not only the uneducated and criminals, but watching these educated Indians talk about women in their Indian culture is sickening, no respect whatsoever.

India has a population of 1.2 billion. A rape occurs every 20 minutes. What a sick society!

India’s Daughter is about Jyoti Singh, 23, who just completed her medical exams to become a doctor. She spent nights working in a call center from 8pm – 4am, slept for 3 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.

But that evening, in Delhi, she decided to go to the cinema to see The Life of Pi with a male friend. At 8.30pm, on the way home, the pair got into an off-duty charter bus. Jyoti was brutally raped by five men and a 17-year-old, then thrown on to the street. She died after 13 days.

Infant girls have been murdered by their own families in India throughout the centuries. Now, ultrasounds and gender-selective abortion has introduced a new method of perpetuating this ancient killing machine.

Baby girls are considered a curse and a financial burden, especially to poor, rural families. Women and girls have less value than men and boys in India. Thus, not surprisingly, mistreatment and even violence against women and girls in a society that value men more than women.

The problem has to do with the second-class status of females in India.That is the sad reality.

That medical student Jyoti Singh is no second class citizen. Jyoti Singh doesn’t deserve to get raped. What a waste of a beautiful soul, what a waste of a human life.

That movie should be an education tool in India not getting banned by the Indian government. Growing up as a woman in India is hard as it is, she doesn’t deserve to get sexually harassed and raped too.


14 Replies to “India’s Daughter”

  1. Not all men are like those criminals in India. and because of countless those men the massive youth movement against rape culture started.Indian culture does not promote rape and that was not the intention of the film. YOu got it wrong there. The intention of the film was to show that how a male dominated culture has permeated Indian society. This culture exists everywhere in the world because men always rape women to express dominance. So it is not India specific. The statements from criminals and lawyers only conforms this and not maligns Indian culture. Your thoughtless reaction to Indian culture will give more reasons to Indian govt to ban it. So you must read the message the correctly before you pass judgement on a film or a culture. You are not helping.

    1. Infant girls have been murdered by their own families in India throughout the centuries. Now, ultrasounds and gender-selective abortion has introduced a new method of perpetuating this ancient killing machine. Baby girls are considered a curse and a financial burden, especially to poor, rural families. Women and girls have less value than men and boys in India. Thus, not surprisingly, mistreatment and even violence against women and girls in a society that value men more than women. The problem has to do with the second-class status of females in India.That is the sad reality. That medical student Jyoti Singh is no second class citizen. Jyoti Singh doesn’t deserve to get raped. What a waste of beautiful soul, what a waste of a human life. That movie should be an education tool in India not getting banned by the Indian government. Growing up as a woman in India is hard as it is, she doesn’t deserve to get sexually harassed and raped too.

      1. …in addition to your thoughts about the tragic view on women in INdia, I also think the less number of women, also is a part of the horror of rapery ! Shame on Indias government not using this documentary to teach and tell ! R.I.P. india-jyoti-singh-pandey

    2. And you? what do you do to help? The India government has recently decided to massively cut down the number of rape crisis centres that they had promised they would open, after the protests in 2012, as an urgent measure to curb the rampant rape issue in India. The film gives another momentum to catch before the whole issue dies down again, crushed by the rampant misogyny in Indian institutions, in India houses, in Indian streets. what Free Thailand is doing is continuing the debate – maybe not in the language you want to hear, but it is there, as meme to be spread around. India needs changes and the corrupted police, politicians, lawyers and the men they are protected throughout the country need to be shamed. Indian society needs to be shamed. You need a massive, collective debate to make things change, and if this is not coming from your country, it might well come from other countries, other people that believe in women’s rights more strongly than you do.

      1. Corrupt practises are not only in Govt sector, corruption is practised at homes too. We pay bribes to Govt workers to get our things done easily, that’s corruption. We also pay dowry to get our daughters married ‘easily’. When we can this practise at the family level, only then can expect things to change for the better. When the dowry system goes, daughters will get equal amount of milk as their brothers. Parents will feel proud to have a daughter & this will lead to many positive changes in the society

    3. very much agree wid u…..its the work of those illeterate and uneducated persons…..so i can say that guys hav to educated ….its the duty now of youth to help people change their mentality and narrow thinking.

  2. I am backing every single word you say. I too am completely sick of this male culture imposed on us – everywhere, not just in India. Continue the fight, there are thousands, millions of women that have started to raise their voices. Patriarchal society and the rampant rape culture that it has brought with it ain’t going to stand if the other half of the world population resist and fight for their right – to be, to live freely, respected for what they want to be.

  3. The director of this documentary showed her concern in an interview before that if government bans the documentary the whole world is going to point towards India and that is what happening right now

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