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Tuesday , January 08, 2013

Addressing suppressed sexuality


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The ghastly and brutal gang-rape and murderous assault on a 23-year old by six men in New Delhi last month has shaken the national consciousness and hit our sensibilities as a society like no case before. The crime, like many before it, has only highlighted the brutal and life-altering nature that sexual violence has on the victim, but more than that, this case in particular, has highlighted a certain broken society that we live in today. India has been hailed as a success story the world over given our economic prowess and rising international stature. Pitted against the rosy news is the oft-reported but quickly forgotten issue of gender discrimination and sexual violence that exists in the country today. A lot of the sexual crimes committed against the victim are nothing more than criminal acts of a deviant mind hell bent on "proving" the superiority of one's manliness against the....


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Dr Karan Thakur is a dentist by training and a healthcare manager by profession. Other than healthcare and health policy his interests include politics and current affairs, non-fiction reading, art, Western Classical Music and squash. A budding writer, Karan hopes to publish a book of non-fiction someday.

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