It's (Still) Your Fault

by
Abby Zimet

The alleged attackers of a Swiss tourist

Almost exactly a year after the brutal, fatal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi that triggered mass protests, another young woman in another Indian city was raped twice, on two separate occasions, by two separate gangs, on Christmas Eve. Since the death on Dec. 29, 2012 of 23-year-old Jyoti Signh Pandi, India has tightened sexual assault laws and created new fast-track courts for rape prosecutions, but much remains unchanged: New Delhi's reported rapes are said to have doubled, women regularly say they feel unsafe, and clueless officials continue to bad-mouthe, harass and blame victims, even tourists - an insane response best exemplified in the 'It's Your Fault' spoof video. 

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