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What's with Indian men?

by Tanvi Mehta
Tuesday , December 11, 2012 at 16 : 32

A new show that hit TV screens this week asks the question, 'What's with Indian Women?'. But given the sheer volume of crimes against women in this country this week, I think the real question should have been: what's with Indian men?

The case of a woman in Kolkata being beheaded to preserve her family's honour, that of a northeastern woman being heckled in Bangalore, the senior citizen being raped and robbed in Mumbai, and the diktat in a Haryana college that has banned women from wearing jeans are all outrageous. They constitute direct attacks on Indian women on the basis of their gender, especially the modern Indian women.

And we cannot argue that they are isolated incidents, or that what has increased is media coverage of these crimes and not...Read more...

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Tanvi Mehta is an intern with CNN-IBN. She is doing her B.A. in History and Politics at the University of Oxford.

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