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Survey: We asked people 'why do men rape women?' The answers are fascinating

Survey: We asked people 'why do men rape women?' The answers are fascinating

We asked our audience a simple question. Why do men rape women? The answers are an eye-opener. Read the responses.

Unbridled sexual desire. Sexual frustration. Urge to control. Challenge to established patriarchy. Deep sense of insecurity. Unwilling to accept women who disturb the balance of power.

We asked our audience a simple question. Why do men rape women? The answers are an eye-opener. As instances of violent attack on women get reported more often, it is disturbingly clear that only legal preventive action will no longer be a deterrent in curbing sexual abuse.

The answers, as most people who took the survey pointed out, lie in correcting the mindset that leads to such incidents. Interestingly clothes, alcohol, drugs and provocation weren't the popular options as triggers as some of our leaders would have us believe. Delayed and often denial of justice is another reason people cited as cause of rapes.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently commented that rape tendencies start from drug and sex rackets. Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said rape cases are on a rise in the country because men and women interact with each other more freely now. The Khaps of Haryana have their own bizarre reasoning.

Jitender Chhatar, a khap panchayat leader, had blamed spicy food, specifically chowmein, on the growing number of rape cases. Another Khap leader, Sube Singh, said women should be married off by the age of 16, so that they have their husbands for their sexual needs, and don't need to go elsewhere. This way rapes will not occur.

"Rapes happen because some men are insecure, afraid of being rejected or deserted by the woman and they need to feel in control of the woman - so they rape. Rapes also happen because they've been allowed to go unpunished for eons. Men have traditionally been believed when they deny rape and women have traditionally been found to be liars regardless of how her behaviour, mental health and physical health say differently. Rapes happen because rapists are secretly admired by other men who'd like to be rapists but are afraid of getting caught," one user wrote.

Another interesting cause a user cited was the mob effect. In a group, often men egg each other on to break the barriers of humanity that set them apart from animals. Alcohol does not help in such situations. The willingness to cause emotional and physical injury to a fellow human being stems out a mental illness, one said.

Then there were the usual respondents who the put onus of social responsibility on women stating firmly (and sometimes in capital letters) that they should dress better, not arouse men, their lack of religious consciousness, effect of films and popular culture and even the growing reportage on rapes in newspaper.

We have compiled the responses to the survey. Do read.

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No legal prostitution

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sex and drug rackets as well as vulnerable positions of women in our society

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Becuase of frustration and lack of humanity in some people

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Because of our rotten judiciary and police system

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Rapes happen because of the way media represents women

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because of messed up eastern and western cultures...

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It is because the fear of law is not there. Speedy justice is not there. Fair trials are not there. Girls wear even more skimpy clothes in foreign countries. How many of our Indian folks dare to even touch them. Bcos they know they will be behind bars for 10 years straight away. No connections, no money will help. Allow the same to happen in India and all bs will stop.

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Challenge to patriarchal values

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Indian men can't control their sex urges and feel it is perfectly OK to rape..

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Few women in the society..Men should get married..

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Failure to provide security

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Due to porn movies and tight fiting cloths of woman

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Lack of education

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Becuase of lack of fear for punishment

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educated- uneducated big divide

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Indian people are away from religion. Religion teach abstinence, morality that is missing from Indian society

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There are multiple reasons. Pronography available on mobile gives EASY ACCESS to persons merged in sexual thoughts thru out. Vulgarity in the name of manoranjan. Drugs, Alcohol & jobless ness.

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Because males are coward morons and disgusting!

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Lack of speedy and fair trial

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Upbrig of the kids, And lack of Proper Education, Cloths they wear

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It is poor education and living conditions that lead men to rape.

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Because of lack of fear of God. Spiritual poverty!!!

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movies/pornography display racy content that leads to rapes

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missing law and order and also the way the family bring up the boys.

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majority of rape especially gang rape cases due to drug and sex rackets

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no fear of law. ppl get away by saying "law will take its own course". means nothing will happen for next 20 years

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Inadequate punishment to set strong precedent.

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Because of sick minds...:(

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women should be married off by the age of 16

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because there is no strick rule across the country for raper

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unemployment

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The moral value in our society has gone below.

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Because naturaly we are animals, but we called our self as human. It is in the nature of animals having forcefully sex thats we called as rape.

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because of sexual predators

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There are no morals in people these days, they don't fear to Police or god. God is not seen, Police can be handled.

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Because men are pyschotic and always want to control women !

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reasons are many may be to some extent civilization has a role to play ,illiteracy ,unsatisfid desires so on bu

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Films Responsible

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Drugs, Alcohol, so called fashionery dress code of women

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Becouse of alcohal, bcoz of more westren culture, bcoz of lack of good education

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Arvind Kejriwal is wrong.Main reason for rapes is patriarchy in the society across religions across countries(both develop and developing ones)..In a sense ever male inside and outsde family can be a potential rapists.

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alchohol

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due to mental illness of chauvinistic men

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Feeling of "can get away" with the crime among the rapists mainly because of non-governance of an elected government.

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Wear Sensible cloths its not always the human mentality which should be blame for Rapes. if you open ur locker then its not only the thieves who clean it any one can wash their hand.so first keep keep ur valueable things hiding.

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No Fear of Law. No fear of Police and judgement.

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One of the factor is subjectization of women in Indian Cinema...

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Because women's dress code. They wear vulgar dresses in the name of modernity. That induces men. It's human nature that men will be attracted to do sex when women wear improper dresses.

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women and western lifestyle

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Need to change mentality towards woman.

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Improper clothing of women,free intermingling of men and women in the society and at work places,Not marrying off the girls and boys at right ages and the last,absence of strict laws.

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RAPE is a crime happening all over the world including developed nations. The only difference that in India the conviction rate is far lower than other developed nations. But irrespective of the conviction rate, the crime remains unabated. We do not have any khap in WestBengal, we do not have any khap in Tamilnadu, KHAP exist in a very limited region in India , so don't look for what Khap has to say on this. Don't look for it's answer in patriarchy or matriarchy...l

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this is totally due to dirty mentality of human being whether it is a male or femal. If u r able to find out it's reason....clue is, the advertisement of femal as a SEX MATERIAL in the movies which is watch by every age of people...there r other reasons also...

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prostitution should not be illegal if not legalised. everyone should find a outlet for their sexual urges. this world is a survival of the fittest. what about those people who can not marry? we all have access to free porn that is not illegal. where to take it out then? police should do more important work rather then seeing who is sleeping with whom.

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Alcohol, Drugs, Sexy scenes in films, Dressing sense of women to show body

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Men get sense of power and control over women when they rape. Nothing to do with they way women behave or dress, there are couple of reasons- high male to female ratio and secondly, rape has been a symbol of power and achievement among some men, which is ridiculous

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there are many resons not any single teson

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Govt first need to put a full stop to these provoking ADS which has women in lead roles. Look at any AD of today's be it a Deo or any product. They are all provoking. Is Govt sleeping

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Due to dress, and woman and celeberaties showing off their sexy parts in dress

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Kejriwal know only the meaning of the Word "AROGANT". worst Cm and peole of India is Kejriwal. so he doesnot know the meaning of RAPE. so dont Publish his View henceforth.

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Because of lecherous nature

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They do not have respect for any women in their life may it be mother, sister or wife. These things are thought when they are young or kids. Men who grow up without any respect for any women in their life treat women as just an object of their entertainment.

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dress

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As Sri Sri Kejriwal says, because of police. Suspend karo saalo ko. Jai ho AAP ki. #Idiots

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No fear on punishment given to the crime

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Rapes happen..but when its out of proportion it shows failure of / corrupt an hence weak law and order mechanism,its top executives and rulers. The solution is at TOP not at bottom of power hierarchy

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Ugly Scenes in Movies, Porn Sites in Internet and least is Dressing style of women. Many of the boys and girls are addicting to Porn Sites in Internet, which increasing the thirsty for Sex and also more and more sex and in different styles. It is more important to curb the pornography which is spoiling the traditional relationships. Liquor is one more reason which is making the men and women rule out the morals. Westernation.

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"1. Patriarchy and notions of masculinity

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2. Lack of implementation of strong laws

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3. Objectification of women, especially by films, TV and media

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4. General frustration and impotency of men to hold power anywhere else"

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because there is no proper teaching in schools to respect woman and in academics

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Because they can get away with it.

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rape is an evolutionary strategy by males to enhance reproductive fitness

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I feel rapes take place in societies where women wear revealing clothes. God has bestowed upon them a beautiful physic. Revealing more of it to men in public arouses in them the Godly created animal instinct - this is God's order of things. In many societies men control themselves like not crying openly in public. But nature's order of the things is to be attracted to female form resulting in rapes.

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CLOTHES

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Rapes happen because parents don't teach their sons to respect women. I mean all women not just his mother and sister.

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"1. Revealing clothes by women

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2. Too much interaction with men with carelessness

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3. Alcohol

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4. Cinema influence

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5. No venue for men to clear their bodily needs"

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"There is no single reason why rapes happen. In my opinion,

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1. It happens when the perpetrator wants to teach the woman or her guardian a lesson. This is simply viewed as an irreparable insult to the woman or her guardian, for who she is sometimes a ""possession/object"" or sometimes a fond relation.

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2. It happens when the perpetrator desires her and has an opportunity to ""have"" her but has no means mutually acceptable to him and her. Then it is more of a ""steal"""

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"1)effect of media(including film industry) and commercializn of beauty

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2)western culture import,without improvement in the lower class of the society,as a whole."

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Because certain men are loosing self esteem and pride in themselves. Certain men seem to be letting themselves be taken over by their libido.

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"It is a psychological problem and is similar to mental illness.

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I would have appreciated if the question was Why do men rape? instead. More and more children are becoming victims too. I wonder why do men rape children - 5 years, 10 years, 13 years.. There is a complete lack of compassion."

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Lack of culture, unerupted anger towards society and lack of interaction and intimacy with a women

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"1. Cheaply availability of porn materials in internet...Every is accessible to internet and numerous porn videos are available for free....

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2. Sex scenes in the cinemas in the name of glamour

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3. Judicial loop holes and high delays in judgement.

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4. High corruption in police and judiciary - All high level people escape using this

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5. Dress code"

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Deteriorating human values. As a society we are systematically failing to pass on moral responsibilities to our children. At a juncture when information is freely available on on topics under the sun, it is doubly important to make our children understand what's wrong & what's right. Time starved society (family, school) failing to do so.

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"Its purely a question of individual's character except in extremely rare/ non existent cases of ""due to situational"" factors.

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In any case a rape committed is a rape committed and the those who done should be held accountable for their actions.

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At the same time.. there are women of low character who may exploit the law as in the case of Monica Lewinsky."

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"1. Lack of proper knowledge about sex and its importance in a person's life.

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2. Witnessing gender based dicrimination from very early ages.

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3. Clash of cultures for which not every one is ready."

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because they are sexually frustrated and see women only as a sex object and believe that they can get away with the act scot free..

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When biological needs are not met. so such men who are devoid of biological needs sometime by wife itself (on being occupied with homely affairs etc etc) or if they are away from there wives, then such a things happens more

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my personal survey says almost every rapist convicted in india is alcohalic,so why not to attribute this menace to alcohal.dr aabid

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"The reason as mentioned above the male patriarchy is only small percentage at-least in cities.

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I think the main reasons would be

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1) The desire of body to full fill its sexual needs are peaks from 14-22 age for male. As in educated circles or abroad the dating structure or Prom's are satisfying the desire to an extent.

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2) The persons doing rape are those who had sex before but cant continue doing the same

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3)Same person who could not actually had sex all his life time will in dulge in rape.

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4) all of them have sexual desire just like any other animal. There are lot of percentage of people who don't care about consequences after rape would indulge in such activity. Most educated ones will try to convince him or her to stay out of rapes."

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"It is because girls and ladies dress badly. They show off their inner parts. Every young men who have not tasted sex, tend to have sex. Yes, married people have it that night. But what will the unmarried and people whose wife dont cooperate to do sex? they tend to find out some women who can be forced to have sex with them and satisfy their urge.

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But there is a wise way to overcome those feelings. It is a feeling like hunger and thrist and you cannot i bet you cannot just like that control for a long time. They tend to have sex. But wise people, however big they are quietly masturbate if they cannot have real sex with a their partner. In that way you can avoid a lasting temptation to force some one and have sex. Wise persons masturbate but foolish fellows want to taste the women flesh and so they rape any other girl or women whom they come accross and whom they they think they can easily do. So let women dress properly and let the TV channels and cenemas dont show sex or sexy women."

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"I believe easily availability of porn materials online and offline is a big factor. In a country like India where the gender ratio is disturbed and also the conservative culture where sex is still consider as a taboo, porn must be stopped.

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This won't harm anyone and can save many lives."

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Instability of their mental balance.... No men in their right state of mind can go for such a heinous act.

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Because there is no strict action taken against law breakers. If there is law for severe punishment for rape convicts- that would severve as a deterent and will bring down the incidence

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Men take women for granted and have little fear of law and consequences

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Rapes are done by mentally sick men. Probably this desire increases even more when they drink.

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Because of youngster's addiction towards porn.

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rape occurs due to the bad scenes in cinemas

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"I believe that there can be no single explanation of why rapes happen. I think rapes have always happened in the history of mankind but the numbers have increased drastically in recent times. This can be attributed to multiple causes. The rapists are at times driven by the provocative clothing that women wear nowadays, although that might reflect a considerable lack of exposure on the part of the rapists. Another reason can be the exponential westernization of our society. The countries like US have been developing over the last 150 years and to be frank our country's development picked up only in the 60's so our society hasn't matured at the rate that we've grown at.

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One more point can be the frustration which is building up in the youth. It comes out in a lot of ways, mostly violence and that too against someone who's physically not as imposing. That might explain crimes against women

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Lastly I would also like to bring in the failure of Indian men to cope with rejection."

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"It is a social evil. reasons and multiple. Free mixing, effect of drugs, advertisements all play. above all there is a stark contrast between what we see in street of Gurgaon and what pleople practise in 20 Km off Gurgaon - say inside a Haryana village- there is stark contrast. I want to mean clothes. How to resolve the confict in mind ?

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added to this is lax administration and poor conviction rate due to our red tapism in system. all these taken together lead to rape. mind it, it was there earlier also. Now things are getting reported, thanks to media.

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"I'd say India being a conservative society is the reason behind most rape cases. I mean Look at the west . The education ,the open society is helping the western civilization men and women co-exist with equal values. In India , sex education is still not in the school curriculum as it is considered a matter of shy to the teachers. But this turns out the reason when the same children turns an adult and he starts seeing any women on road with lustful eyes.

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Now , had the society been more open this could have been avoided . less penalty to the sex offenders could also be another reason for increase in rape cases. Hence stringent actions should be taken against the offenders ."

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"Unemployment leads to drugs, alchohol which

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might also lead to rape."

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If you take the statistics, majority of the rapes are committed by less educated people such as drivers, workers, anti social elements, very low income group people, and by those people who were not exposed to diversity in life. People who are less educated and with less exposure to diversity tend to become narrow minded, low in maturity, and they tend to become insensitive. The number of rapes done by well educated people and by those people who have seen diversity in life (w.r.t profession, places, cultures, etc.) is much less compared the previously mentioned section of people. Please note that I am not including the sexual harassment cases in this classification of Rape. Sexual harassment may be in high in well educated class. So, we need to constructively identify those sections of people (less educated, low income, less exposed to diversity, etc.), and start educating them with a systematic and effective plan. If you observe, in many homes of this kind of people, there is no harmony in relationships such as there is not strong bonding between parents and kids, between husband and wife, etc. This is also a cause for the insensitivity of those people. There is no experience of bonding and love in their lives. We need to address all these aspects.

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There can be wide range of factors, one of them could be intimating person / pictures / videos etc seen (this type of things western world is used to since long time); however here these things have kind of just started ... peoples are not very much used to it ... this can trigger beast in few people .... then that beast completely takes over that person & doesn't care about anything .... western effects are quickly followed by certain portion of society while some portion of society is not at speed with that ...

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Mental Sickness

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"1. Mental development at the grass root level.

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A lot of children grow up in environments where women aren't given the respect they deserve.

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2. The hippocratic societal laws that restrict access to the opposite gender, restricts cordial interactions with the opposite gender.

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3. The enticing cinema (yes, at least in our society, it does play a role). May be in some time as we mature as a society, we would be able to view cinema as a source of entertainment and not something that would entice us or make us desperate to find sex and hence rape

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4. Lastly, again because the society is still largely immature, when women are aware of the kind of men around, they should avoid wearing tempting attire. I am not one of those maniacs who are against women freedom, but considering the circumstances that would be a smaller price to pay, an unfortunate one though."

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"Because indian men have a notion in their heads that they are fundamental 'MASTERS' of women.This is so engrained in the male psyche that they consider it their right to provide blessings & punishments to women.

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Unfortunately according to some men, rape is a severe punishment that should given to women.

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Thats why Rapes happen in india."

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Bcz of illiteracy. Those are not aware of society.

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Because of corrupted and confused mindes

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Not Properly Educated... And make prostitution legal.

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"There cannot be one factor. rapes use to happen in old times too. The reasons ;

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1) the Society is away from Religious path of life.

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2) men depend on woman earning.

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3) Regular physical interaction between the opposite sexes at Public place like Transport, Office,

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4) The invasion of TV in drawing rooms.

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5) Easy access to Private place like Kodge, Bothrel, Club, Beauty parlour.

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6) No Fear of Law / Parents / Children.

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7) Promotion of Methods to avoid pregancy.

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8) Most Importantly Sex out of marrige happens in persons known to each other. in the reported cases of rape ,only 2-3 % are unknown to each other and are forcefull."

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"Loss of family system and values in today's society (respecting all women)

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Overexposure of sexually explicit material (read games, movies, porn etc) to youth and kids

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Lack of fear that crimes (rapes etc) they commit would tarnish / damage them forever

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Resolution by everyone in society that they would cut-off all ties with anyone who is proven of sexual crime."

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Men rape women because they (men) do not respect women and see them only as objects for fulfilling their sexual desires. The fault is effectively, entirely and exclusively with the men, for failing to rein in their sexual urge and transgressing their own conscience.

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government should leagalise prostitution so men will go there

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"Rape, I believe, has little to do with sex but is venting frustration/anger against a physically weaker being in order to feel adequate or maybe powerful.

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The need to do this comes, maybe, from an idea that the other being is ""weaker"", can be subdued and has no right to reject or choose.

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Hence, I believe, chowmien, spicy food , late marriage, short clothes (or whatever BS politicians and other ""leaders"" have ever spewed out) are not the reason for rape.

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-SN"

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"It is because we are becoming so obsessed with sex..

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Perverts!!"

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"1. No proper Policing

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2. Cloths women ware

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3. Drugs and Drinking"

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i dont know

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"""Some"" men (animals) rape women when they think...

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-- its ok to do it to satisfy their sexaul urge forcefully.

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-- they can get rid of it

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-- nobody is watching their crime

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-- women are weak

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and at other times when they are drunk and have lost their sense of thinking, sense of analyzing/judging right and wrong."

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"1. Because our judiciary is not efficient, they take time to role out justice, the people who go through rape have to also undergo continuous torture as they are constantly reminded of the same till the case closes

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2. insensitive bureaucrats- The stupid remarks clearly shows that no one really cares or will do anything to change the state

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3. Unsafe and dark areas in the country ensure that No one can travel safely, more police patrolling and lighted areas will help

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4. None of the above will be effective unless people are en-lighted about the plight and the equality of all."

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"Because they cant find sex!!!!!

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Want to stop rape?? Legalize prostitution ASAP. Potential rapists can have sex legally rather than raping someone ."

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I feel the overall mentality of Indian people should change then only all the criminalys, rapes will never happen

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due to +hree main root reasons: 1 the art of clothing the body by women.2 sextual knowledge has been misused ie now sextual knowledge is given to our children when they have need of strong thoughts and aids 3 and lastly our film industry and media. well in the past a film was not given approvel for release by the film board because the actress havn't wore the saree and now not a single movie is realeased by the same board with fully dressed actresses secondly the media should be cautious while picturing different acts

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prostitution should be legalised, it will surely bring down the number of incidences.

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May be one of the reason is media. Another reason may be our Law is not to strong.

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Men think thats the way to establish superiority and command over women.

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Men rape women because to fulfill their stupid desire .. its not the clothes or the spicy food or mere interactions with men and women have increased the number of rapes but its the stupid ideology that they carry within them as their super ego which provokes them to such an act.. The rapes are increased specially with the minors aged below 5 years.. if some intelligent person says its the dress that women wear provokes men to rape then what does it provoke in children below 5 years of age ? The ideology of men is to be changed here not the spicy food or the way of dressing needs a change in this country !

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"Sure. Drug and Alcohol plays a major role. He has a point.

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Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics

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Drug use, especially alcohol, is frequently involved in rape. A study (only of rape victims that were female and reachable by phone) reported detailed findings related to tactics. In 47% of such rapes, both the victim and the perpetrator had been drinking. In 17%, only the perpetrator had been. 7% of the time, only the victim had been drinking. Rapes where neither the victim nor the perpetrator had been drinking were 29% of all rapes

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People have got free and easy access to Sunny Leone's movie on their Mobile and freely distributed Laptops. What do you expect them do after watcing uncontrolled materials?

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as sex ratio is declining the lowest socioeconomic men are not getting females for marriage as in india its tendency people want to marry there daughters to a higher socioeconomic status and thus lowest men are not getting women this might explain the chaos. . Plus the emergence of use of narcotic and alcoholic substances among youth promotes them to take such steps when they're high only to regret it when they are sober.

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ask the rapists and there should be a psychological study done on all the rapists so that we can take remedial measures.

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"As the American catch phrase goes- it's the economy, stupid! Similarly For rapes, It's the uncontrolled desire of men, stupid! Now, like free economy leveraged by sound regulatory ethics; the prescription for zero rapes is - besides sound criminal jurisprudence a very self-audit of individual personality is needed utmost. For self-audit, develop a detachment from pleasure. Pleasure drives desire and uncontrolled desires result into rapes. Develop a Shiva in you, who burnt the kama (desire) to embrace the love (parvati). The morale is love womanhood but never flirt for the seek of pleasure.

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Sanjeev Kumar"

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"It is not gender based ... mostly lacking in understanding family traditions to society in kinder garden study from parental support stage..

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Modern boarding School study & brought up inclination towards egoistic work culture and shot cut methods to entertainment to ugly sites/movies in isolation during adolescent age.

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No self control not inclined to Family support by ignoring / exceeding life partner desires colluding with unethical friendships coupled with small gains during early life settlement , subsequently confine life with all bad practices in developing rape like criminal altitude."

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Women should Dress Properly..... FOR EXAMPLE Why there is no rape case against the women who is in BUKHA & DRESS PROPERLY

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Because of their depravity

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"1) Because they do not have any moral values and do not respect women.

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2) Our laws are not strict, for which they are taking the benefits. A harsh punishment will fix this."

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When no fear of God exists, when men & women think there is no accountability after they die, crimes happen. Any punishment applied which is less than what is prescribed in Shariah, people are bound to not take it seriously. When religion fails to culture morals, piousness, etc in individual, humans turn into animals.

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"We can also see this question as why/when simple human desire possessed by everyone results into monstrosity?

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There is no question of agreeing and disagreeing that we all feel attracted towards girls at all stages of our lives. This attraction is as innocent as many other desire we have in our lives. There is a very thin line which makes this desire to go wild and it is so susceptible that it can be broken with many kind aberrations and therefore there are many kind of cases. I will try to list down these reasons:

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1. From the childhood we have been taught that girls are different, that leads to not only to stay away from them in our system but also it makes us to treat them differently. This makes girls exclusive and ""rare things"" for people.

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2. Our culture is different than western culture for good and bad both. In our society people wait for their mid 30s to get what they naturally crave from the age of 16. To add more to my point in more decent manner, I will mention that current judgement of a court say premarital sex is illegal. I think, we should learn that people can make decide what is right and wrong. This is the reason we have legal age of 18/21. In our country sex is highly over rated thing for all the mentioned reasons. Don't forget country like us (India, Pakistan etc.) has the highest viewer ship of porn contents.

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3. Despite above reasons, reasonable person will not rape anyone, then what makes a person reasonable, answer is education. Here by education I mean not only academics but also family values that comes from the well positioned family (exceptions are always there). So the conclusion is illiteracy and poverty can be blamed for this up to some extent.

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4. People do not fear our policing and jurisdiction apparatus for all the known reasons.

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5. And one more thing, there will always be some aberration within society whatever you do will find their way, then there our precautions and law is to help."

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Rapes increses due to the expose of women herself infront of men. Modernisation also the major cause and the most important reason that our laws are not very strict rapist doesnt feel fear of the laws there should be amendment in the laws....

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Because they are not afraid of the consequences.

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Because of increasing nudity in day to day life on road side ads, TV, porn sites. Also moral values of people are degraded in today times. Have we heard rape cases 10 years back? Strict punishment should be given as and when proof is established. Also the accused and his family should be shown on TV, media newspaper to feel humiliation. Also a machine should be made like from which an penis shaped iron rod comes out and the accused should be given the same torture in public to feel the pain.

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"It all starts at schooling; lack of co-education in schools lead a tendency of special attraction towards females.

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This continues in college days where the same distance is forcefully / unforcefully maintained, adding to this exposure to porn, alcohol, drugs(some cases), smoking increases, these activities are usually carried in groups hence discussion on intercourse activities increase.

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Some get settled down find some job, get married, have a decent sex life. Good for them here the probability of forced sex is less(not completely zero)

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On the other hand some working as daily wage labor, some job less(economically unstable) youth/men who neither have exposure of sex life and have no way to satisfy their biological needs may tend to indulge in forceful intercourse intentionally / drunkenness.

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In this scenario when they come across women with appealing dress sense(not to pin point them, it is only 1 scenario) such unfortunate incidents occur."

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Drugs and Alcohol

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Alcohol, Drugs,sex education,,Illiteracy and above all no one is afraid of police and Judiciary.Slowness of judiciary is also to blame...we have to create a terror in minds of people that if something goes wrong....

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Mental Sickness. As Brain is the most sexiest organ in Human Body.

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"1. Lack of Sex education and no freedom of speech discussing about sex between genders in short opensess about sex

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2. lack of Education and Literacy in general

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3. Ego of having power or money and using which they can easily supercede law

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4. No Legalised brothels (It may help some people)"

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"1.Due to close interaction with men and women.

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2.Short Clothes

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3.Giving extra freedom to"

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"due to lack of morality, ethics and values

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alcohol

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Provocative and skin-fitting dressing of females ( though it's not a lways the case, still it contributes in many cases )"

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god only knows

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"i thnk Womens wants that they look attractive They wear less clothes going anywhere freely

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i thnk this is the main reason that rape are happnd

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if womens wear proper clothes thn rape would be reduce

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Due to using of drink mens become out mind evn they dont know who is his sister mother cousin

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what he is going to do nothng he dont know anythingh

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if you want to control rape plz stops bar nights clubs etc

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i thnk both mens and womens are equally responsible---"

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In a movie "Mathrubhoomi - a nation without women", (directed by Mr. Praksh Jha) and a book written by Dr. Valerie Hudson of Brigham Young University, USA, called "Bare Branches" explained the same phenomenon - consequences of falling sex ratio around the world. India's sex ratio (number of females for every 1000 males) hovers around 930 for ever 1000 males. If we extrapolate the deficit of 70 men out of every 1000 to the entire population, you'll find that about 7 million men (or 70 lakhs) wouldn't have a wife to get married to. They'll resort to anything to relieve themselves including sexual assault. According to Dr. Hudson, Increasing incidence of sexual assault is only an indication of what is to expect for the future - Invasion of a nation.

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"Rape happens because women in India by nature are submissive. They have not been given a platform to have their own identity, presence and freedom of thought even in the 21st century. I feel surprised that young women in India who are studying to be Doctors, Charted Accountants, Engineers happily get married even before they finish their studies or in final year of their successful career. They are happy and quite acceptable in being dependent on men. Hence they miss or not given the opportunity to be empowered.

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I highly regard women and believe in women empowerment. I believe women education (not degrees but education for empowerment, self belief) is one of the core issues for a major problem like Rape. Untill they are made to be seen self dependent, self capable and strong these hooligan's (men) won't care and respect the women of what they highly deserve.

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I am sure there are many more reasons but I personally believe this is the most crucial one."

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"Easy and Free Access to Pornography.. through internet mobile, is a MAJOR Cause..

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Added with Jobless or Unsatisfactory Jobs.. Uneducation, Socially Secluded..

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And LACK FOR MORAL REASONING... We are not teaching Moral Education, on the basis it approaches Hindu System or Muslim.. We are moving away the moral on Secular basis..

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Its a stupid tolerance."

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Inferiority complex and lack of proper education at home.

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Because of our social belief that women should be in the house and men in work place...............how can we accept the change its a tradition for at least 5000 yrs old.......So sad that people after so much development science still has no doubt on existence of GOD....... if people stop reading bible koran and gita and read and understand science the society will move forward........

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Men rape women beacuse of ineffective government of Congress/BJP and now strict action by police..no one can dare to touch anyone, if government intent to apply laws..secondly, by having criminal minded politician give encouragement to such activities...

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sick people who does not have any morality and have no respect for women, do such crimes it has nothing to do with clothes and interaction.

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drug and sex rackets

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because men are animals who do not have control over their sexual desires

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There are two forces which act at the same time on men (every). First ("N") is motivated by the objective of getting pleasure (Physical or Mental or both) from woman without her consent or applying hegemony. Second ("P") is guided by the ethical maturity, this "P" acts against "N". Whenever "P" is defeated or "P" is absent in collusion with idle environment which includes common crowd and laws at various levels the woman is molested or raped or even murdered after that.

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Lack of any respect for women due to inadequate or troubled upbringing and complete absence of feeling of shame on oneself as opposed to treating women as commodity made for enjoyment . Fear of law is totally secondery to this

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"To stop rape. Total prohibition of all alcohol. Narcotic Drugs are anyways illegal. The lack of spiritual upbringing, so all men must visit a holy shrine every morning (4 AM) and every evening (8 PM) and chant verses from their holy books for 1 hour. Anyone not visiting their holy shrine must be considered a criminal and put behind bars.

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Do the above for the next 50 years (2 generations) rape cases will come down to a miniscule."

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Its just need of sexsual entertainment of a little time one cannot be go for a longer time when he or she may in the process of the pluging . When the control of mind lost the path it finds the loop hole and goes to the dark side and get involved in it some of addicted with drugs, alcoholic etc . it is said that in every 5 minute a sexual thought passing through the mind it is us to control and overcome of it. Those people who wont be able to do such things they may hungrily hunt the food. Now a days the people were more interest about the western life style parties,clubing, pubing , long drives , outings. making relationships with strangers and go for a adventure . The miss match of the society lack of right information and education both of the gender.

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Perversion and a show of false sense of superiority and power!

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"It is mainly due to the hormone, and this stimulation is increased by the Adult content available in the movies, internet etc combined with activities like drinking, drugs, smoking etc.

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They get tempted by the dress of women, and men change into animals. Their action becomes uncontrollable. all this they do for just some 10-15 mins of pleasure. ""Men must be taught how to control their emotions, feelings, and women must be taught how not to stimulate the feelings of men."""

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it is because of the clothes and wet hair that attracts the young blood.when a woman turns with body tight clothes with naked hair it excites the men hormone .few have control and others not.otherwise wants everybody

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"Indians are learned to believe that their sexual energy is only meant for their spouse but, we forgot that we are also part of the same animal kingdom.

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If the natural urge(in teens) is provoked through various medium ( like, Media) combined with lethal power of imagination, it builds a habit of seeing women as sexual objects. This frustrated and unexpressed energy is directed at a slightest instance of provocation by any women in any situation.

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To stop this issue, we need to sensitise men ( from their tweens ) to understand women and their body. It is also important to teach them to respect women. It is also important to teach them that suffering by a rape victim.

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Generally, I believe men are good in nature but, only due to such irresponsible surroundings and upbringing is leading to such a sexually pervasive nation."

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Lack of sex education and late marriages in India

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"I think weak Law and Order is the main reason, apart from lack of adult education and awareness. Rapists are from our society and we can never predict who is going to do this heinous crime in next hours. Women should immediately complain about any kind of harassment and discuss the same with family and police.

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Police should be more proactive in terms of patrolling, educating students and public,.

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Courts should harden the punishment for this crime and same should be promoted on tv, radio and news papers.

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Anshu"

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"No good man rapes women. The women who wear incomplete/tight clothing and expose

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their slim beauty tend to weaken the minds of some uncivilised persons and thus face the

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risk.

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ramana rao."

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"In my opinion Its just need of sexsual entertainment of a little time one cannot be go for a longer time when he or she may in the process of the pluging . When the control of mind lost the path it finds the loop hole and goes to the dark side and get involved in it some of addicted with drugs, alcoholic etc . it is said that in every 5 minute a sexual thought passing through the mind it is us to control and overcome of it. Those people who wont be able to do such things they may hungrily hunt the food. Now a days the people were more interest about the western life style parties,clubing, pubing , long drives , outings. making relationships with strangers and go for a adventure . The miss match of the society lack of right information and education both of the gender. The society must aware of the dark side such harsh thing rape. The people must have known the surrounding where are in, as well as their security. The dominating culture of men can be worse to the women .

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shraban sripallab"

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The upbringing of the male child ingrains the lack of respect for a girl. The family of the male child is the most responsible for creating monsters of the future.

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"1. Sex starving youth instigated by unregulated adult movies , Alchol & drugs .

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2. No fear of accused for toothless & Corrupt judicial system .

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3. Legal procedures and sheer disrespect for women among law enforcing agencies which rapes the survivor each time she stands up to fight.

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3. Upbringing of youths at home .

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4. Provocative dressing codes being followed by young generation ."

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a women should be married at the age of 15{islami law } otherwise rape is contineu prosses. men also should be married at 18

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Extreme hate, hurt,revenge and aversion caused due to the violent & dominant upbringing either by self/parents/schooling/association + Lack of need for Affection and Love + wrong ideologies which believes in supremacy of one gender,race,caste & seeing women as object of sex...+ Supressed emotions makes one (esp. men) to feel wild, crude, harsh and aggressive. These combined potentially leads to rape.

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There are cases everywhere in India. Not just due to drug rackets. At House/workplace/streets. There may be countless cases on unreported. Arvind kejriwal is giving an excuse to save his party and minister.

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clothes and behavior. Do not rape strict women. Mens Afraid of strict women.

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"Rapes in India are primarily committed by sexually frustrated male population numbering in millions. If a true analysis of the psyche of rapists in India is done, our society will be shocked by the findings because the underlying cause will be determined to be the oft glorified, gorgeous Indian culture. Yes! The same pious and holy culture which forbids interaction between boys and girls soon as they hit puberty. Men reading this post- what do you remember about age 13-17 among the things most prominently changed from childhood? Is it not sexual urge? And how many of you at that age felt sexually attracted to girls and women? If this was a classroom i bet all hands would have gone up right now! Next - how many of you actually ever had a friend that was girl, mind you not girlfriend but just a friend. Oh i can see all hands going down very fast. So what did you do to mitigate the frustration! Ah well I will leave that to everyone's imagination. Now i suppose people posting on this forum all have studied some and are what we Indians believe to be ""educated"" so I don't think you would go out groping and molesting strangers on the street - although I have seen exceptions at my REC, there were some perverts whose actions at Holi with classmates was shameful. Wonder where those sick ones are now- probably molesting some kid in their own family. Anyway the point i was making is that out of the sexually deprived and frustrated majority male population, the socially upward mobile bunch learn to curb the desire till the parents arrange a bride. However, those that remain partially illiterate and in the lower strata with savage atmosphere don't have the luxury of arranged sex or worse are married off to frigid young girls raised to see sex as sin. These are the gang rapists we read about ever so frequently now a days. Every time they see a girl in jeans or a white foreigner their pent up sexual frustration comes to a boil. Notice how they always rape in groups? Thats because alone they can't even open their shy little mouths to talk to a girl without blushing and stammering, leave alone getting it up. They need moral support and encouragement by their pack to be able to take out the pent up frustration on a hapless victim.

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IBN please do a survey on how gang rapists should be punished. I could write an OpEd piece on that."

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Talk bou sex. People hide their devils behind our so called culture. Legalise prostitution and protect women from being dragged in sex racquets. Wherr is the conviction fr crimes like rape in oour country?? Indian mentality needs to change. Sex is a basic need. We need to protect our women n leave this culture crap.

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"In India there are several reasons a few are :-

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Extremely weak law & enforcement, growing insecurity in men, poor upbringing and projection of women as an object to seek pleasure from, increase in population, illiteracy & extreme poverty. Internet porn and vulgarity in Indian cinema is on increase too.

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In Chennai, women are less harassed not because they are covered; Muslim women are tortured with so called approved practice of polygamy since long be it educated or illiterate they suffer. It is the upbringing and education in high ethics that can change the thinking of both men and women.

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If someone throws acid on you, his punishment should be same.....not to praise the sharia law but a life time scar cannot be healed with the culprit's 7 year of imprisonment. Sexual assault on women is a psychological torture, to a woman brought up in Indian culture it is a nightmare of lifetime..........so either hang that person who rapes or parade him naked on the streets to make him feel the same as that woman goes through during her physical torture & sexual assault."

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due to short clothes they wear.

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Indiscriminate use of internet porn and free access by educated and uneducated as well is one of the prime reason for sexual aggression on women.

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Each and every living creature has a desire to have sexual intercourse with opposite sex. However, we humans are capable of controlling our desires. But at times due to lack of mental strength we are not able to control our physical desires any more. And some men are of this nature independent of any other condition. They will victimize any woman irrispective of her age or look or clothings. A rapist by nature would try to rape no matter the lady is wearing burkha or mini skirt. These kind of nasty violences can not be stopped unless the mentality is changed.

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The primary reason seems to be to OVERPOWER for having challenged or hurt their EGO, and leave them with ignominy for life,

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"1> NO Punishment for RAPE. I mean fast track court. NO one is afraid of LAW, only MONEY talks.

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2> Media especially Movies.

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E.g: Cheap tricks to get attention of ladies shown in movies.. my god .. they should put a warning quote below movie scripts,

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3> Rapist upbringing .."

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"There is no simple reason, but I would like to mention few factors:

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1) Upbringing - "" This is the single most important cause""

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2) Hiding among the Mob : ""rape with friends, somehow many people doing a wrong thing can instill a notion that it is OK. from street protests, riots to rape.""

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3) Awful policing and legal system

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4) Females are weak and would keep quite."

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"Hi I would have liked to write some thoughts on this. But, I find there is some negativity in this content by itself. Patriarchy etc is somewhat belittling the system. If you beleive this English Phrase ""Tell me who your friends are, I will tell you who you are"" then you will have to beleiv, food classification of ""Rajas, Thamas and Satvik"".

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If you say, you will beleive only in English Phrase but not Sanskrit Phrase or local language phrase then there is a problem too."

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Because desperate losers don't understand that sexuality is different from savagery.

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Porn is easily accessable which causes many men to think women ask for s**. Alocohol abuse make them loose there reasoning and leads to rape.

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"1. male:female sex ratio.

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2. Migration of male worker from place to place without family.

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3. Open culture."

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In my opinion present education system is not projected to improve the character of students. Parents do not teach their children to love and respect other. Children are no getting character building from education, and teachers are responsible for negligence. When the children are grown up they are guided by emotion for biological cause. As they have not learn the value of human life and think women inferior to them and think them as the instrument of physical pleasure. Political leaders should stop making nonsense comments on the issues, and should find an effective way to stop the brutal act on women.

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Boys are not taught to behave.

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Men rape a women,when he feel there is no law and order in the country. He will easily escape from court.

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Legalize prostitution/strip clubs to reduce rapes. Sex is natural urge in men and if they can satisfy it legally then mostly will not resort to these illegal ways.

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"Let us agree on one basic issue that ""there is a sexual attraction between men and women (for that matter, any creature viz male and female) and it comes with creation of this universe.

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Despite having common sense, education, values etc etc., there are certain evil spirits play key role for this horrific attitude.

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1. parents utterly fail to cultivate values, good manners etc during child hood.

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2. Your thoughts are directly connected to what you eat. Where is ""Satvika"" diet as defined in Vedas, in this world now. What you eat is what you think

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3. Provocative dress code by Girls and boys. Since Girls are said to be physically weak, they become victims. There are cases where boys are also victims but its rare and uncommon. I will definitely not allow my daughter to go out wearing provocative dress and because that is not our style.

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4. Despite having very provocative and seducive dressing in western countries, why there are no rapes??? think

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Let us follow what our vedas, elders told us on how to lead life. we shall not have any evil around us."

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"1) Prostitution is illegal.

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2) Lack of fear of law"

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Because they are not educated, they don't have employment and from the very starting, the social environment dosent allow them to mingle with girls. So for them these factors coming together make them drive to Rapes

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Because the women tempt the men

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Freely interaction between boys and girls with western wearings especially of girls.

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They attract men's attention with their clothing. By wearing ackward clothes, they distract the men's attention and welcome them.

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They loose their senses when they find a woman alone.

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in movies actress are coming too sexy dress code as well as their body language with co-actor these are the things stimulating men sex Harmon. when our Indian government will make new law for dress code unless never stop these activity.

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Illiteracy...literat people do rape but very few compared illiterat people

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the men want to show their power & punish the women concerned to him.men want to satisfy their male ego,by punishing women this way.

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i agree with arvind

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Inhumane tendencies, lack of respect for women and too much focus on body rather than the true self!

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"1.Films

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2.Clothes

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3.Behavior"

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sexual desires are common in men and women. to quench the thirst of sexual desires men rape women and they may feel bad about this later.if there is fear of consequences with strict law in place rapes can be avoided.

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"I can bet nobody rape her in this scenario:

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1st Myth : Wearing Cloth

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Pick any female politician. Give her shortest dress to wear.. Go to any highway.. Stand her under a street light.. Leave her for entire night... i can bet Nobody dare to watch her..

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2nd Myth : Girls should know her boundry.

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I never heard that a mother told her son ""Beta.. Ladki ko izzat dena"". We always taught daughter ""Beti, isko dhakko, aise mat muskurao, aise baal rakho, waise chalo""...

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Nobody taught a boy his boundry. Everyone taught a girl about the boundry... So, Who doesn't know the boundry?

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3rd Myth : Girl should cover herself..

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So, how much a 2,3,4,5,6,7 year old girl cover herself...."

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It is the Cinemas & TVs mainly responsible for the rapes. Next comes the dress the ladies are wearing now a days. One must remember India is a very poor country and sex is a Taboo here. So people are starved of sex.

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Rape is always about assertion of power and never about lust. Some men rape cause that woman had turned them down and they wanted to show they are superior. Some men do it as an opportunity based crime, thinking they cannot be caught or who would believe the woman. Irrespective of what the scenario or reason or opportunity, the underlying reason has and will always be man trying to show his power.

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Mind set, Men being physically stronger than woman, Sexually deprived, Unfavorable sex ratio, lack of proper sex education (if men can be educated on how a woman suffer during and post rape, it might have an impact)... when all these are persisting the factors like clothes, food also have an impact... They cannot have an impact individually without the earlier.

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"Men Rape women because

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1. worst parents they have been brought up by.

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2. worst mother who didnt teach a guy how to respect a woman.

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3. worst media and movies and serials and advertisements which shows women as s@xual content always.

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4. police which has now become just bribery department rather.

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5. Alcohol the mother of all crimes."

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"Some reasons:

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1. Ease with which one get access to pornographic material

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2. Cultural view of treating woman as a commodity.

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3. Poor representation of women in movies as a sexual bait"

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It is but natural that lust and immoral desire in a man is far more pronounced in case of a man seeing a skimpily dressed woman than a woman who is modestly dressed. No one can deny this fact. A woman is likened to a sweet creature. Everything about her is an attraction for spectators. She should dress modestly so as to not attract the swamps of flies and dirty creatures attracted to uncovered sweets as in the case of todays women who fall prey to this. Prevention is better than cure. Man's desires and urges are difficult to control, instead the woman by dressing modestly saves both her honour and does not give rise to feelings of the opposite sex.

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some men have uncontrollable phallic desire to penetrate arising from a childhood Oedipal trauma : they try to get affection , acceptance , fulfillment by penetratin' the Mother substitute in front of them to get even with a childhood Mother who they imagine did not love them but rejected them for their stronger , bigger Father every night while in infancy

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"1. Assertion of a fake sense of male dominance

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2. Confident that they will escape legal sanctions and moral censure

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3. Perverse mentality"

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bcoz men can't stand that women are progressing and are at par with them. Most rapes happens just to prove their supremacy and women are inferior.

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because they are assholes

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Because according to Indian Law, only men can rape women.

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"1.Absence of Sex Education

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2.Gender Gap, increased by making girl and boy child to sit separately right from childhood, they don't know how to make other gender as friends, increased by separate coach for ladies and gents. How will they learn to talk with each other?

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3. Drugs,Prostitution and Improper education."

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"Some men can never get a women by her will because of what they are. Their only way to get a women is to rape.

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Until the standard of living in India does not change (education, eradication of poverty) rapes will continue in India though its a shame.

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Government should try to protect women on the society rather than protecting them by laws in marriages."

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yes,drugs lead to rape

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Men who are mentally un-stable and who have not yet got a chance to have sex might be the reason.

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The one and only reason for rapes is lack of education. If every child in the country gets quality education right from the primary level which builds the foundation for an educated society then lots of social problems of our country would be solved. All social problems are inter-related and EDUCATION is the Key.Also, the curriculum in the schools and colleges should include workshops or seminars so as to sensitize students about such issues. Gender equality should start appearing in the syllabus from primary level onward.

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"bahut sare reason he

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lekin most important is criminal mind set."

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Well accrdng to me... Its a clash between today world modernization with still very backward society in terms of sexual boundations....in india... Apart frm dat hw a child is brought up and mor imprtntly dere is always a shaitan in every human waitng to be relesd....and also comitng rape is crime bt what society thnk and does of vivtm is more dan crime

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Because of sexual frustration

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Men rape women not because of any of the above reason but illness of men. Those who are mentally ill they rape women. This is kind on disease in their mind against women which will activate for rapping. We have to kill these diseases like others disease we kill for giving vaccination, the vaccination for rape is harsh punishment like life term in jail or hang till death.

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"Human mind and the way it thinks(and hence makes one act)is very complex and while the reasons can vary on a case by case basis, there are some key reasons why I think rapes happen in India.

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1. The way women are picturised purely as glamour(read sex)dolls in the entertainment media can condition a male mind to think of women as objects of fun and nothing more. In reality, women have shown their capability in a lot more areas(arts/science/sports etc)

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2. Women(girl child/wife/sister/mother etc) need to be given respect and equal importance in ALL aspects in a family set up. This will ensure that children grow up with a healthy mind set towards women.

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3.A girl child is subconsciously made to think that she is a weaker sex and cannot defend herself. Given the judicial systems and police work(rather not work), this will make it easier for people who have oppressive ideas to 'act' on them, knowing that they can easily escape. Empowering a girl child both physically and mentally right from her childhood days will help her combat the problem more effectively.

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4.Sex is taboo in India, no matter how modern we become. When men starve of sex(yes, it is natural to want to have sex as you grow up and your hormones start to act), knowing that a lonely woman is an easy choice to target, they commit the heinous act. May be legalizing prostitution can help reduce the starvation to an extent but that might not solve it completely. When other countries can do it successfully, why can't we?!! If not for our hypocrisy, we can implement it and make our lives easier, without talking about it as much!

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5. And lastly, no matter how stupid this thought might sound, it is a fact that the dress a woman wears can incite an MCP(Male chauvunist pig)who grew up in a patriarchal society to want to take advantage of her. While dressing conservatively is not the solution, conditioning the attitude of men to consider women as a lot more than sex objects, right from their childhood can definitely help!"

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"Because of the low profile laws in the country,it needs strong laws to eradicate this meanance.

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both women and men are responsible for present scenerio,,and to some extent wearing western clothes...

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but if strong laws can be implemented,it will overcome from above contradictions."

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I think it all starts from the family, the way you treat women in the family

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Inferiority Complex...

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Women should avoid wearing provocative dress and try to distinguish between the good and bad male companaions, come what may they should not venture out with male companions after 8PM.

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Get married at right age i.e. 20-24 for girl and 22-28 for boys...

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religion, paternalistic society, regressive mindsets

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Because they are disgusting and do not fear the law

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"WOMEN Should be properly dressed, they should remember not go around the vaccant streets late nites alone, the most important thing is WOMEN IS WOMEN they cannot be equal to MEN better if every lady remember this and behaves better, RAPES will be eradicated in INDIA.

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Let me give u a clear Idea:

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why WOMEN CANNOT BE A MEN ???

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Women is having all the Rights in this World but only a bad thing about Women is a SEX DOLL now a days I'M NOT TAKING ABOUT ALL ""A VERY FEW "".

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LADIES GOING crazy about fashion and forgets everything what they wore.That is the main problem in INDIA. INDIA is not well educated country in all the parts,

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Why Kerala is having less RAPE cases comparing other parts of INDIA ????

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IT'S COMPLETLY LACK OF AWARENESS ABOUT SEX

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Indian Govt should take an initiative and should educate people THAT THERE IS NOTHING IN FUCKING A GIRL, IT'S JUST A GAME TO GIVE BIRTH TO YOUNG ONE'S.

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There are lot many MARRIED LADIES and unsatisfied Girls who are Fond of SEX.... SHOULD NOT BLAME ONLY MEN ....

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YES ...Blame or KILL a MALE when he really commited a crime , KILL HIM IN PUBLIC

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There should not be any JUDGEMENT to be dragged for THIS .IF THE CRIME IS PROVED AT THE SPOT HE SHOULD REALIZE THAT HE HAS COMMITED A CRIME in the way Public should throw stones at him.He should be dead in the presence of Public.

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1st Women has to behave Automatically every thing will be set alrite....."

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Its bcos neither we are open society nor closed society, Make paid sex easily available this will avoid most of the problems.

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Rape is a mindset. The act is the outcome of this mindset. Create an atmosphere where people don't tend to develop such a perspective about women and rape would not happen. Education, I firmly believe is the first step towards creating a friendly society.

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its simply the lack of spiritual connect.Sex is one of the basic instincts of human beings.If untamed , human can kill for food and shelter and rape to meet his desire.Crime grows in brains.

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"Criminals rape women because they think women are easy commodity hence they can establish their power over them and more importantly they will get away with it. It has got nothing to do with sexual desire or how the victim might have behaved. Rape may be related to many other criminal activity apart from drug and sex and possession of power, may be political official, social or even just physical. My HO.

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Amit K Biswas, Chennai"

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"Sexual deprivation up to extended periods beyond puberty combined with exposure to sexually explicit material available on internet, tv and movies pushes men to a desperate mindset. There is a different phenomenon where small offenses like eve teasing, touching when left un-punished emboldens the offenders to go one step further. Every 100 eve teasing instances unchecked will lead to at least 1 molestation/harassment case and every 50 molestation/harassment instances unchecked will lead to 1 rape.

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Solution is to

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1. Punish every small offense like eve teasing.

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2. Reduce exposure to porn

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3. Become liberal"

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"When hands fall short to satisfy the carnal urge, when other alternatives to satisfy the urge are unavailable , the idea that ""we are men"" and other nefarious intents when combined gives birth to a demon whose sole intent is behave as a moron and rape anyone discarding and disrespecting every moral values and principles of humanity.

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We have disillusioned. We are frustrated. We are demoralised. We have no solutions in sight to stop this. In angst, we turn take up lens of morality, religion, culture, etc and start blaming each and everything we can lay our hands on. We blame for interim relief, but if we introspect, we will realise we all have contributed in some way or another in this epidemic.

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And to all those who blame modernity and westernisation, I have only one thing to say.

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""Women have been raped in the cultural and moral past too. And the condition of women was much more deplorable than the present scenario. If someone close to you undergoes such trauma, will you still say such things in front of her? Women are raped in bikinis. Women are raped in Burqas too. """

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because men and women interact with each other more freely now.short nd tempting clothes by women, also late marriages.

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lust

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strong mental desire for sex

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women has always potrait as sex objects in bollywood, this might increase the lust in some men.

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"It is because some men cannot control thier desires and know for the fact that the government will not take any action against the crime they commit. It is this thrill of not getting prosecuted and never getting caught lets these people (who are worse than animals) commit these atrocities, more over lack of education both worldly and religious is another major factor.

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We need a strong punishment to stop this act and need to take responsibility of our women."

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Because of obscene presented By movies and open culture.

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"1. Those Men who rape women think women are inferior to them. Pornography, alcohol and drugs stop their brain work and do whatever they want without thinking about the causes of their action.

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2. Women themselves should be bold and should always be prepared to tackle eve teasing and violence against them. If potential attackers see their boldness, attacks will be 50% less"

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Because of Female foeticide we have bad sex ratio. In schools and colleges we make kids not to mingle with opp sex. Now that distance widened. Bad sex ration, not mingling with opp sex, male dominance in society and un-cultured men doing this horrific sin.

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"First of all i am surprised that a channel like CNN-IBN is counducting such a ridiculous survey.

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i am sure this would be taken up at 9pm prime time and discuss for the entire nation.

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If you really want to do something about it, find the criminals who have done it and ask the question. Ask the doctors who examine their mental state and find out.

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Conducting a survey like this is ridiculous.

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We can give an opinion on which food we like, which actor/actress we like, which cricketer we like, but not why we a person taking survey on why we rape? Seriously you are asking this?"

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No reasons. Its in their gene and lack of moral values

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First and foremost Indian Men have not yet arrived on the modern age. It's not enough if you just give them gizmos but they need to have the manners to behave in society. The society has failed in providing inputs to both men and women on how to behave, dress to the occasion. I see young women coming in shorts to temples as well as older men. I am not against what someone wears or not wears, but there should be decency. If women think they are free to wear they want then they should be prepared to meet the consequences of that decision. You can not have a lunch in African jungles without protections. Living in India is equivalent to African jungles.

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It happens mostly because of widening the gap between rich and poor financial status. Another reason is spreading of TV and other media in even the poorest remote areas of our country. It is a way of releasing of piled up frustration in today's men.

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because men are idle and not employed not married in time so many problems stress government and NGO not doing their work only during census once in 10 years list is made it should include how gainfully men are employed, idle brain is devils workshop all cases of rape you can observe that if men are busily engaged, gainfully employed, can earn and feed their family they will be normal, yes too much freedom, when i go to ramakrishna math library in bangalore and when i wait for bus girls and boys are there not doing anything and conversation is mainly on love, lovers etc, it has become a big issue for youngsters, they dont reach home after college, a 7th standard girl in a school typed in my laptop after browsing google :"" show how to love boys"" because she watches TV from 4.00 pm to 11.00 pm

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Because they are rapists

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Rapes happen mostly because of men feel they have oppurtunity & they can get away without any punishment given lax policing in India.

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"1) Reveling Clothes garnering attention

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2) Bollywood and Media trying to pose that putting on revealing clothes and having sex is cool.

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3) Sex being a taboo in tradition thereby people being deprived from sex which is a natural need.

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4) Lack of severe and fast punishment"

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"Rapes are committed not because of sexual desire, but because of insecurity and hatred of patriarchal men towards women empowerment and progress.

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Rapes have increased in the recent past because, the patriarchal men of India are really feeling threatened by the growth and progress of women. They are feeling that will not be able to control the women now, as they have been doing for centuries.

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The easy accessiblity of pornographic material to the lower section of society are also contributing to the growing number of rapes. What else can be expected in a society where there is a great social divide and jobless, good for nothing men have easy access to liquor and pornographic material.

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HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL SHOULD BE BANNED IN INDIA AS INDIAN SOCIETY IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO SEE IT."

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My personal opinion but I believe that is the root cause of rapes. Man has certain physical needs and their body requires them to have sex much more often than that of women. Now, since they are married to 1 woman whose sexual needs are not completely aligned with her husband, this leads to such man having unfulfilled needs look out for other avenues...and you would notice that mostly rapes are committed my married men rather than unmarried ones.

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"1. The first basic thing is we are going out of our religious values ( what ever the religion is). In the name modernization, we are just throwing all good principles which was taught in our religion.

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2. 30 years back, in schools 'MORAL' classes have been conducted. But nowadays there was no importance for these classes. This kind of classes will help the students to correct their attitude."

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Pervert mindset combined with use of alcohol, drugs, easily accessible pornographic content, all may have contributed to increased numbers of rape in India.

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"1. Fearless attitude towards indian law and order unlike other developed countries esp gulf!

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2. Drug/alcohol addiction involving girls as well

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3. Lack of education"

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"Men rape women because-

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Men tend to believe that by default they are superior and they detest women who have the courage to prove them otherwise or challenge the 'established superiority/ dominion' . To defend their position they usually 'chastise and tame' women either by the extreme methods like rape or by subtle ways like bringing in anti-women laws at work-place or home."

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for fun

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Increased availability of pornography, skimpy erotic scenes in films, alcohol are major reasons for rapes. Also prostitution is illegal in India. If government makes prostitution legal it might decrease instances of rape incidents.

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because of the loads of adult content easily available 24hours on net/smartphone.

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bcoz of increased internet use and more access to sexually explicit sites and of course our bollywood movies play a major role in this too

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The gap between the rich and poor has widened.The richer class is very liberal when it comes to dressing. The poor class men have a feeling that they would never be able to befriend these rich class women. Basically this INFERIORITY COMPLEX along with other issues like portraying of women as objects, easy availability of Porn in media acts as the main reason.

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"First of all, the media reporting of all sexual

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assault cases should be cropped.

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Newspaper reports everyday on rapes is like

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reading porn daily in the morning.

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Newspapers should only mention "" sexual

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assault "" and nothing more. Words like

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raped, group raped and detailed stories like

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reporting should stop. Girish. Mumbai."

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"Possible reasons could be:

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-Some people see this as a sudden opportunity to have sex

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-If women wears sexy clothes or engaged in little conversation, some men may take it in a wrong way

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-things like drugs, alcohol could also encourage some men

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-If lonely women gets engaged in a argument with a single or group of men, some men may feel that we should teach a lesson"

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women should wear proper clothes no part of body should be naked

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Because they do not have the fear of the law.

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Lack of value education and the decline of the moral fabric of the society.

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Lack of respect towards women

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"society has lost its moral values. we tend to look upon women as an object of servitude. only when the mindset changes that every one is an equal human being and respect each other will things change. it must start in the house specially in the villages where boys are preferred to

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Just criminal mind

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One who rapes is mentally sick and should be given worst possible physical torture before death!!

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"Sex is the weapon in the violent act of rape, not the aim. It is the means to achieve an end.

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Women have since history been treated as inferior beings by society, and for many, when challenged by women in any manner which could be in intelligence, in not obeying them, turning down advances or in any way demeaning way, rape becomes a way for such men to 'put women in their place'. Attacking them sexually and denying them the very right to defend their own bodies is a way to prove how they've overcome their resistance and hence they've in a sense conquered them. History has shown us wars result in women from the occupied territories being mass raped. It is primarily because the winning side take their anger and frustration of losing their soldiers and by raping women of the men, it is a stamp of highest conquering, devouring the women in front of their protectors i.e their fathers and their husbands.

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There is other side of of rape as well which is an extension of turning down advances. For such men, sex is the end, but they would rather the woman gives in and they not really force themselves, but turning down denies them what in their head they had taken as their 'right' of sorts and hence attempt to take what they believe is their right. Such a person may even apologize later and feel somewhat guilty, but the impulses and the innate misplaced superiority is at play here as well, and such a person may blame the victim for making him commit rape and thus trying to blame the victim somehow and hence clearing their conscience somehow.

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I also believe a rapist is mentally ill, since no normal person is capable of unleashing such violence upon someone else. Even people who've fought wars or who've had to kill someone in the line of duty or for self defense, are haunted by it and feel guilty at some level, despite their being somewhat of a moral justification. Most of us who aren't put in that spot can never imagine doing these things. Hence, it takes a completely cold and mind which lacks any regard for feelings and empathy, which is cold to begging and pleading of the victim to commit such an act.

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Since over 90% of the rapes happen behind closed doors and the victim is known to the assailant, stopping such rapes isn't possible for the police. This proves that it is very rarely an impulsive act but rather a planned one or one where victim somehow did something to hit the insecure ego or the assailant or the suppressed lust of the assailant results in a violent attack on the victim. However, it is only an act that can be performed by someone with highly violent tendencies which would manifest themselves somehow in daily lives or through an inferiority complex which results in a violent outburst.

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Society has sown the seeds through demeaning women and projecting them as inferior beings in various facets of life, overt as well as subtle and individual tendencies and psychology have combined to create the crime of rape"

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Because of no strong laws in india

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"It's due to a mental make-up, that's ingrained deep in 'Id'.

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There are also societal factors like a long culture of suppressing women.

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May be that's why its always HIStory and not HER story. There are no quick solutions, but we as responsible parents have to take the lead, for a better future. Narcotics and alcohol just aids it as a person looses control & power of reasoning."

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"WOMENS SHOULD NOT WEAR REVEALING CLOTHES, ITS NATURAL FOR MAN TO GET AROUSED BY SEEING WOMEN WITH HOT DRESSES.

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AND MOTHER SHOULD TEACH BOYS ABOUT RELIGION AND FEAR THE FOR THE LORD."

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The clothes they wear and their body language

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i blame media. All indian movies, shows half dressed actress, and showing rape scenes. We have more illiterate in India who believe movies is true and share with their life. If censor board gets new norms and censor those things i hope it will benefit the system and we can reduce rape.

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increased Alcohole and drug cosumption, adapting western culture, clothes, because of t.v. people gets knowledge about crime and getting idea that it is ok to rape own girls, more openness between girls and boys

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Honestly, I have no idea why does a man rape a woman?

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Because they are frustrated and India is a hypocritic society

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I dont know.....

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mental disorder due to several reasons - bad company, alchohol, situation and off course corrupt mind...

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bec they see it happening so often in the media

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"to show their domination,

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provoking dressing style of women,

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lack of sexual grooming from childhood,

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complacency of lack of strict laws in punishment"

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Rapes happen when Men get spurned. They cant take it lying down

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it is power..rarely to do with lust

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"1. By the behaviour, clothing, and attitude of girls towards boys.

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2. Absence of good law for rape culprits.

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3. Lack of morality."

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Men who rape have mental disorder

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Lack of respect for each other, lack of strict laws, lack of proper sex-ed. If at least one of these is not lacking the number of rapes would go down drastically.

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Bcoz the small time thieves nd gundas are never considered threat and ..... and when these are uunder influence of alcohol or find a woman in vulnerable position these cases take places.This may not be entirely true ; however if the cases of rape are looked into the pattern is clear.

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Alcohol may be one of the reason. When sitting in group, others try to provoke and it leads to this brutal act.The alcohol inside him provokes more than in a normal state of mind.

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"Flawed upbringing in both Men and Women

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Parent not teaching these men's how to respect and handle a women

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Parent not teaching females how to carry themselves dignified so that no bad men make any advances towards them

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Poverty

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Government has ignored Humenresources and family recreation, resulting in youth distracting and loosing family and cultural values"

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because of the transparent clothes and the nudeness which is serve by bollywood who always used women as an item of use and throw.

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mental disorder.

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Its out of their desperateness for sex they incline towards a forced means as the laws are not stringent too in India.

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because they r mentally sick and no fear of strict law in our country

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Women not respected in Indian society

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the only reason I see is that the morality of the human race has gone down...we are no longer bothered about anything or anyone..

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"Exposure to free porn

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Public display of affection from couples

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Women flaunting their sexuality in public

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Misuse of Social Network

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Bad Parenting

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No fear of Society, No severe Punishment"

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"i dont think there is any answer to this question. i read once in an article that a gang of drug addicts was captured from the kamla nehru ridge where the leader confessed that the gand had drugs and then ""planned"" to rape someone. from what i personally think, this is the upbringing and mentality of people. it has nothing to do with clothes. if anyone thinks that women wearing suits/sarees [traditional indian dresses] versus ones wearing jenas/shorts/skirts are any safer then they are badly mistaken.

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as a society we need to educate our generations to come that women are not objects to play with. they deserve same level of respect as men do and gender equality is not just a statement but something to be practised."

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In one line it is a shameless and most callous way a man chooses to showcase his dominance over a woman, to make her realize of her helplessness.

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It is a psychological issue, and with the easily available porn material be it books, photos, videos it is becoming an epidemic.

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Internet porn consumption, violent male chauvinistic tendencies, sexually desperate, and most importantly the fact that they can easily get away with it. Education and civilization is also the key, i dont know the statistics but majority of the rapes that I hear of are by uneducated brutes in UP, Bihar and such places. The need of the hour is civilization through education.

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"-No moral values during upbringing

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-No fear of getting caught

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-Movies objectifying women(Many ""intelletuals"" or film fraternity may disagree . But this is bitter truth. My sexual tendencies increased after seeing bikini clad women in movies. )

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- Yes women clothing to some extent . Many men including me(at some point of time due to ignorance) thought women who dress skimpily are sexually more active and liberal . It's wrong but thats what ignorant men think or like to think when their sexual tendencies are more.

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Simple maths.

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Men by default have more sexual tendencies.

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Increased when they see movies which objectify women.

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When they repeated see they start fantasizing .

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Some men who are very strong they control but most of them not.

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They start visualising women in the neighbourhood and start fantasizing.

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This increases when they see scantily dressed women.

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Some start trying find ways to satisfy their fantasy.

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men who have girlfriends try to lure them to sex.

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Men who dont have try to make girl friends.

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Men who fail to get or generally not good at it resort to either mastrubation or try thinking of rape. Men who think they are powerful and can fool the law take the risk and rape women..

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I may not be 100% right but makning some sense atleast.."

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I think its due to the films

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The main reasons are alcohol, easy access to porn and western culture(dress).

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More are more insecure for whatever reason these days.. I feel To Control and prove their supremacy over women, men are committing rape.

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clothes they wear

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illiteracy and lack of moral values taught at an early age

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those people who have no identity mother and sisters and who do not believe in God these people have beast in their hearts a poet of j and k namely Rasa javdani said the translation is often in this worl animals , dokeys, dogs live in the shape of man here rasa is right becoz rape doers have also mans shape bt soul that of animals

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simple hunger is the answer just like crime, crime is always more in under economic societies. when there is less food and more eaters, there is fight for food which is root-cause of crime and then there are so many things which contribute in crime escalation. in the very same way, less women than men, our psychology towards sex, illegal prostitution is the root cause behind rapes and then there are so many contributory things which are escalating rape fashion and these can include from drugs to dresses.

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We live in a so called civilized society, which are bound by the shackles of some hypocritical practices. More often than not it has been seen the practices are for benefit of individual than for the benefit of mass. It is a fact that in the name of patriarchy men has bullied the rights of a women or his fellow brothers for his own benefit. We as animal beings have animal instincts in ourselves but the way we grow up brings a man in ourselves. A person who is not educated to respect another persons right or even if he is not able to respect himself will indulge in lowly activities like rape. In this modern India education for self sustenance should also be complimented with education for mutual respect and sustenance of society and obliteration of this heinous crime.

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Violence breeds violence. Most indian men grow up watching their fathers ill-treat their mothers, they come to believe that the only way they can assert their dominance is through violence. Most Indian men are brought up to feel entitled, to believe that a women's body is his right. Another reason for violence, is the feeling of insignificance. Men who are trapped in the quagmire of insecurity and insignificance, assert or feel powerful when they hurt someone they perceive to be weaker them. Rape is not about sex. never is. It is about asserting dominance and feeling superior. It is a psychological issue and society that allows violence against women like domestic abuse, breed rapists. India is also a rape haven due to the fact that there is no law and no order. A rapist walks free but the victim is a social outcast. We in India have tolerated disgusting Men for too long. Time to set the course straight and root out the smallest of violations. Strict action against eve-teasing, groping will ensure that crimes dont escalate. Instead we play politics over a women's body. Shame on indian men.

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Because our law is too weak against rapists...!!!

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"Men rape women because of orthodox Indian culture. Most of the men are sex deprived and had not even touch non related women till they are in 30s. This along with the natural urge for sex magnified by porn movies and alcohol and drugs is the main reason of rape.

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Legalising Prostitution may decrease rapes"

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"Some men don't have control over sexual needs, some may do it just for sadistic pleasure, some just for kicks. It may so happen that even drinks may heighten their senses and lose all logical reasoning.

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Basically it's a mental disorder (meaning they are MAD). Educated civilized men respect women. Whatever happened to the art of wooing?

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We recognise that in a free country both male and females have the right to make their choice and have consented sex."

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It is because of lack of education and emotional situation. It is not because of lack of laws or punishments. They do know about the punishments and they know that it is crime, but that one emotional moment will force them to do that. We can't decrease rapes with more laws or more punishments. The only way to reduce is to educate people, to reduce gaps between genders and should teach everyone about the invisible thin line that exists between genders and teach them to treat girls like friends/sisters.

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Rapes happen because rapists mistake the victim to be wanting to have sex as much as they do. A rapist thinks the victim enjoyed having sex with him and hence wouldn't go to the police and that's how they can get away with it. When the offender suspects the victim will in fact go to the police, he will try and either threaten her or kill her.

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"* Suppressed sexuality in Indian society

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* Lack of law and order

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* Medieval mentality of 'revenge and domination' through rape. Rape as an instrument to shame a person/ family/ sect. A way of instilling fear."

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"rape is not new in this society , it was happening 100 decades ago , it is increasing since a few decades , because of more and more exposure of

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western civilization without proper education , when television and films started

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showing women as a consumable , may be due to increasing habit of drugs and alcohol , or in certain case of gender abuse."

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Unavailability of legal sex. Unnecessarily controlling sex will lead to violent to people, like asking people to wait till marriage to have sex. Virginity is overrated in India. Too much difference between High class and low class. Men who are tortured by our society, men who grown by a violent mother or any relationship. As of i know these are the major reasons. Legalizing prostitution may bring down these crimes.

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The way now a days women wear is the primary cause of Rape.

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stupid culture of India

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The question should be why CRIMINALS rape women. Please don't paint all men with same brush.

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Sometimes I wish I could just end it all. All the pain. All the suffering. I feel like I just don't belong hear. My name is kiyra. It all started when I was 10 years old. My dad and i were in a serious car crash. I survived but he Dident. After my dad died my mom became depressed. She just wasent herself any more. She would lie in bed all day with the lights off and would yell at me if I came in to her room. If I wasent dying then she Dident want me to interrupt her. I would come home after school and find her in the exact same spot where I left her that morning. "You need help mom," I would tell her. "Please go to a doctor!" But every time she would tell me she is fine. "No your not mom! You need help!" I insisted but every time I pushed her to go get help she would just yell at me and tell me to leave her alone and she is just fine!

Eventually I got her to go see a doctor. Even though she still didn't think she needed it. The doctor told her she had depression and gave her a prescription that she was to take twice a day until she felt she didn't need it any more. Once on the medication she started to return to her Normal self. I was able to go to school like a normal person and make friends. i made a lot of friends. I never knew how many people would like me if I actually interacted with them.

Finally about a year after the accident she started dating again. By this time I was 11 almost 12. There were a few guys that I really liked but it never worked out. She met this one guys named jake. They went out about once a week. They did that for about 2 months. Then he started taking it out more often. I Dident know much about him but he made my mom happy so I Dident care. Finally my mom decided she wanted me to meet him. So they scheduled a date about a week later.

It was Friday night and we all went out to dinner. I was pretty nervous because I wanted him to like me. But at the same time I was scared, what if I dot like him? That would hurt my mom a lot. When we got to the restaurant he greeted us at the door. "Hello," he said "you must be kiyra, it a pleasure to finally meet you, your mom has told me so much about you."

We went in to the restaurant and a waiter seated us. After we ordered he we started talking. He seemed nice but there was something off about him. I Dident quite know what it was but something about him just wasent right. At one point i swear i could feel his eyes staring at me while i was eating. But I kept quiet about it. After we finished dinner he walked us to our car at him and my mom said their good byes. So my mom said. "Ya he is nice" I told her. "Good, I like him to" she replied with a slight smile on her face. We drove home and still couldn't shake the feeling that there was something different about that guy. About a month later he proposed to her. My mom said yes. I was happy for her but I still knew there was something strange about him. "Congratulations," I told her which followed with a large tight squeeze. The next day I saw her looking at wedding dresses on a website called "designer wedding dresses". "Have you came up with a date yet?" I asked "no not yet" she told me in reply.

Please comment your thoughts! :)

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"Rapes happen mainly due to the influence of drugs and alcohol. If guys think of something bad or sexually while in their senses, they give in to the thoughts of doing such filthy stuff. Proper education and awareness needs to be spread around. Im a guy and i feel so ashamed and stutter to think of what all are happening in our country these days. The punishment for rape cases should be made more stringent and instead of like 3 years, its should be like 10 years min rigourous imprisonment and further after that, he should be made to do community service for the rest of his life.. Something drastic needs to be changed or else this can get out of control..

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Regards

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Bcoz women want to b equal 2 men which is a part of western countries dats wat degrading d society!!

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Rape is about forcing oneself on another in order to gain a sense of control. A person who is insecure about his power, control gets a thrill when he is in power and when he is able to exactly decide how the situation is going to play out. India is going through a cultural change, women are more independent, they are equally capable of making their own decisions. To that male who has been raised in the prejudicial and patriarchal society, this is a slap on the face and this fans the flames of his insecurity and feeling of loosing control. Many uneducated males who rape usually belong to this category, they see a woman who looks "loose' and compare with their own picture of a "decent" woman and think whoever does not fit to that frame is a slut and might not even mind having sex with them. These men also are very ignorant about western women and assume that they lack moral standards and are easy women. It is not just the uneducated men that rape. When people are raised in a male favored household and where the needs of a man are put ahead of a woman, where a girl child is treated poorly, men grow up with a feeling of 'entitlement', that they deserve whatever they can get. This kind of household not only raises spineless men but also women who support these men and when a rape happens, these women blame the victim. Rape does not occur due to clothes or due to a particular mannered woman. It happens because our society allows it, looks the other way when it happens. Instead of doing what is right, our society blames and punishes the victim. It can be changed by raising children to respect both men and women. It can be changed when the society treats women as equals, recognizes their need for freedom and independence.

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Because of the frustration in their own disgusting life and because of the confidence given by the police that nothing will happen to them and they would escape.

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The most effective way to stop rapes will be allow prostitution look at Middle east (Dubai Abu Dhabi Bharain DOHA ).

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rising unemployment, mobile phones with porn on them all contribute towards increasing tendencies to rape

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Rape is not about sex. It's about power and control. period.

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Strong Sexual Racism. It comes with sexual desires, encouraged in PORN sites, Movies, Unethical Values spreading due to lack of Awareness, Ethical education, Governance(Policing). There is no STRONGER LAWS & SYSTEM to FEAR of such Things.

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Ask the rapists !

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men don't want to die without having the sexual pleasure in their life thus they want to have sex....this increases their frustration. Also when they see other girls interacting with other boys they know both will have sex...so why not they?

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Legalise prostitution.

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"Rape cannot be attributed to factors like revealing clothes or more interactions of women with men. Rape happens in villages as well as cities, it also happens in more progressive societies like the western countries. Politicians/Khap leaders often show their stupidity by voicing their opinion and showing a gross misunderstanding of the factors. If more interactions with males was results for rape occurring then most of our female leaders should/would have been raped by now. This ridiculous explanation shows the immaturity of today's leaders.

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I think rape is committed by men who treat women as mere objects in a bid to show their ""manliness"" to prove to themselves and to others that they are powerful. This is committed by people who have otherwise failed in other spheres of life and need an avenue to show they can win or by people who have seen a lot of success and hence cannot tolerate somebody challenging their authority.

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We also need to understand that rape happens in all societies and not only in India. Unfortunately for us India has more than a billion population and a tiny percentage of unstable men would result in huge numbers of females being tortured. There cannot be a simple solution to this problem... strict punishment can be a deterrent but will never solve the menace completely. Educating the society that it is the man who is at fault and not the woman can be the only way out. We need to stop victimizing the woman and put an end to the automatic stigma attached to the raped woman. We need to educate men that committing rape is the a cowardly act.

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As a society we also need to empower women to be able to self defend themselves. Compulsory physical combat training at schools or maybe even a compulsory army/ncc stint for women will help them protect themselves against many adversaries."

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Men Who rape women are people who are frustated with life and not acheived anything. They want everything but can't put effort for it . With all the women around they think by raping they can get some happiness and take there frustation on the poor women . No law can pervent it once person reaches this mentality , society needs to change .

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Because of such surveys

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viagra is one problem to be evaluated as one among many causes..

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Men rape women because they want to rape women. There is no science behind this. They are frustrated , starved and violent and their manhood is challenged most of the time.

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who knows

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illiteracy

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"1) Some people are clinically prone to crime. They are the ones who would habitually commit rape.

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2)Lack of access to sex and lack of opportunity to release sexual tension drives some men towards rape, when they find the opportunity

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3)Non- conviction of rapists also helps encourages would be rapists."

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Lack of basic education and growing up with the age old sayings of that a female is just a commodity..In short it's our Hollow male Ego..that responsible causing all the trouble.

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Indian Law is not enough. If law acts severely no one will try to do such illegal activities..If few got punished severely how will the people watching this will try to do crime?

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Mental Illness

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It is the sick mentality of men which triggers these acts

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I strongly believe that the social media and dressing plays a major role.

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Basically Human being also an Animal.Female in heat attracts Male Naturally. Men also Don't know how they get attracted towards Female in Heat. and that happens. which a name given as Rape. Its the Nature's Law to keep this World Running.

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They think they can easily get away. When first time they rape anyone and victim didn't complain they confidence fly above roof.

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Rapes happens due to utter desire of men for sexual pleasures. Myself being a men having high sexual desire, i can share this fact clearly. Generally men wants sexual relations with many woman, it doesn't matter what she wears or wats her age. I have even attracted towards woman of 40+ and even 16 year old, solely for purpose of SEX. Things get worst when these type of men get some influential power and money. Arvind Kejriwal reason is half right. So to woman two ways they can get warned, first these type of men have tendency to stare each and every woman. Second they have mindset that they will first try to get in friendly with woman and then they try to make emotional connect with woman( Emotional connect is a way by which person get friendly and then use emotions to attract woman towards himself) if they are able to achieve it with this they will keeep on going otherwise we have the results. I am not from one of them but i have these tendencies. PLEASE be BEWARE of these men.

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"Men in India are sex deprived and this is also to do with out society getting rapidly westerenised and coming out of its shell whereas a vast majority is still not ready to open up for various reasons like our culture religion etc. I dont think it has any has anything to do with women wearing appealing or revealing clothes. Men need to be trained better to control the basic urge. No one is a born criminal. Society makes a criminal a criminal. I think we may need to look at leagalising prostitution. We need to do this looking at our heritage. It needs to be on cards.

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Men need to keep it in their pants. Or have guts to get into a relationship."

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its a shame, no reason whatsoever justifies such a horrific act

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"Why do men rape women? Because of sexual desire or you can also call it as sexual disorder. This is what I read somewhere:

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A woman anticipates everything from a man

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A man anticipates sex from every woman

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So there are disorders with both men and women., There are many disorders with every party, every society, every religion, and every nation. And they will continue to exist. Remember that both good and bad co-exist within a person. Good is visible when there is need and bad is visible when there is oppertunity.

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I am against limiting our collective mind to think only about one disorder at a time. Talking only about rape is like talking about branch reforms. What we eat today is also in a very disordered state and can lead to further health (physical and otherwise) disorders in the society. So, as Vivekananda said, we don't need reforms at branch level, we need reforms at root level. So lets go to the core and look at two building blocks of a society, a man and a government.

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The duty of a man is to differentiate between good and bad; then to develop abilities to express what is good and/or supress what is bad. First he need to differentiate. How can he? Certainly not through ABCD of English and 1234 of Mathematics. We need moral and spiritual education. We need bed time stories. We need sports. We need Yoga. We need dance and arts. We need social sciences. We need to teach our kids how to respect parents and yelders. Someone who don't know how to respect his own parents, how can he respect others' parents? Someone who don't know and respect his own religion, how can he respect others'? We need to teach kids their mother tongue in depth. Also Sanskrit or Arabic or other ancient language. We need to engage kids in reading the great epics, sweet poems, and heart touching short stories. But not in exams. You can teach maths and science at higher education level but not at primary education. Teach kids what to eat and what not to eat by example. Because food influences the very character of a man. Give importance to local food. Give our teens space to read and talk about romance, not sex. Dont just yell that caste is bad. Caste is good, provided caste is based on the profession but not on birth. In most cases people inherit profession so caste became a born identity. But it is not to be treated as born identity. An actor's son is becoming actor, doctor's son is becoming doctor, employee's son is becoming employee, and politician's son is becoming politician, so why blame caste? Reform the caste structure and use it. It is the very nature of mankind to group. You can't live without grouping. You belong to a caste doesn't mean you are higher or lower. Bottom line, ensure self-esteem for each individual and each group. And more importantly, ensure your ancestors are respected.

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The duty of a government is to define governance model and to enforce it. Governance happens at various levels, at village, mandal, district, state, and center. All levels need to be given clearly defined rights and responsibilities. We don't need to inherit governance models from somewhere else. Governance and development go hand-in-hand. For example: let the village take care of food security in that village. It doesn't need New Delhi to take care of food security of a village in Kerala. If you are thinking that New Delhi need to take care of food security, then you are not sharing the responsibilities and counting on your own people. As an example, food production and security can be the main responsibility of a village body. Human resource development and civil judiciary can be main responsibilities of a mandal body. Commodity production and cultural activities can be the main responsibilities of a district body. Law&order and Energy can be the main responsibilities of a state body. Let the center take care of the very first requirement of a country, protecting the borders. And center can focus on manufacturing defence equipment, space, telecom, and research. Center doesn't need to worry about communal violance. Aye a country which taught the world what tolerance is doesn't need a communal violance bill. Revenue generation, budgeting, and spend need to happen at each level and surplus revenues can flow from bottom to top (as apposite to how they are flowing today, top to bottom). You don't need to change the governance model over night. Radical changes are not sustainable. Take some villages, mandals, and districs as pilot groups. Refine the governance model based on the learnings from these pilot groups.

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Once you develop a character building education system and inclusive governance model (not inclusive subsidy model), then lets talk about election reforms, drug rockets, rape cases, and janlokpal bill.

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/Praveen"

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"Men who rape seek a high (sexual gratification) by sexually humiliating women. They are driven towards such behavior due to following two reasons.

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1) Corrupted minds: There is so much wrong happening all around us, the honesty and moral values have all been lost. There is no sense of honesty left in people. Worse... wrong doers escape the clutches of law. Men who rape feel that they stand an extremely high chance that their act will go unnoticed and undetected. And if it doesn't they will never be convicted.

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2) Provocation: Porn, sleaze etc are so easily accessible. Viewing these combined with effects of alcohol or drugs increases men's urge to seek sexual gratification. Women wearing short clothes may not be provoking rape but they are viewed by men as a soft target. They remind men of the porn visuals they view so often."

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"The tendency to rape arises from the combination of the following factors(not in any particular order):

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1) Very early exposure of people to the ideas of sex and lust encouraging them to explore their sexual side and inability to vent those feelings in a legitimate way due to the social structure of our country.

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2) Almost non-existent education in morals and values.

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3) Discussions on sex still considered taboo even among adults, especially between people of opposite sexes, leading to complete ignorance of the other sexes' views on the subject.

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4) Shy parents who find themselves unable to discuss the topics of sex, rape and boundaries not to be crossed with their children.

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5) Affect of alcohol and drugs- People who are not in their senses cannot be good judges of right and wrong and have a tendency to go with the flow.

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6) The portrayal of sex as the natural successor of infatuation a.k.a ""love"", with both parties equally willing to ""go for it"" in the media, movies and books, and the exposure of such media to from a very early age.

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7) The physical strength of men over women makes it easy for them to overpower women. (adding this because the question is ""Why do ""men"" rape ""women""?"").

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8) No/Minimal fear of consequences, thanks to our judiciary, laws and police.

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9) No system to ensure safety of women in particular and citizens in general in vulnerable situations, for e.g. during dark and at isolated places.

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10) A passive society consisting of citizens who are unwilling to step up and speak against wrong until it does not directly affect them, thus killing the fear of opposition in the mind of the rapist."

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WOMAN RIGHTS AND HOW TO RESPECT WOMAN AND THEIR RIGHTS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO MEN FROM EARLY AGE FROM PARENTS TO SCHOOL AND THIS MESSAGE SHOULD SPREAD LIKE VIRUS.

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Not enough information for Indian men on having healthy and safe sex. ..

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"1. womens are objectified.

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2. culture in family to downgrade womens

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3. psycho mens satisfy their ego on weakers (women)

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4. cheap mentality"

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Only illiterate and uneducated people perform this ghastly act of rape...A well educated people, even if drunk will never think of committing this crime..

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No matter what provokes their sexual desires men do not have a right to touch a women against her wish. U ask why do men rape women....... coz they are mentally unstable or have been brought up as a psychopath maniacs. If their desires are so uncontrollable they sure should know that they need medical attention. Such wild animals must be captured and kept in solitary.

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testosterone!

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original sin

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Increased consumption of stimulatives such as meat, alcohol, narcotics etc coupled with latest trending perverted movies and easy access to pornography

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Because they find women weak and easy to attack on and express their manliness.

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Due to their perverted mind

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They just want woman for free! They do not want to spent time, make efforts and spent money in either to woo the woman or to pay them who provide sex. And above all they not have the fear of the law.

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"Rapes happen because some men are insecure, afraid of being rejected or deserted by the woman and they need to feel in control of the woman - so they rape. Rapes also happen because they've been allowed to go unpunished for eons. Men have traditionally been believed when they deny rape and women have traditionally been found to be liars regardless of how her behaviour, mental health and physical health say differently. Rapes happen because rapists are secretly admired by other men who'd like to be rapists but are afraid of getting caught.

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But women know that. And now it's time for women to publicise that."

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patriarchy and bad law and order

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most of the rapes occur because rapist don't have fear in the mind about police.they think they will not get caught.In western countries women wears very revealing dresses still men don't dare to rape because there police security is tight.

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I'm not a rapist so can't say...

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"Reasons:-

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1. lack of social values and patriarchal type of family where men don't see any respect women of their family like mother and sister. Fighting between men and women to prove who is superior, i mean why to have debate on superiority. why can't both be considered equal.

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2. India is not a free society and interaction between men and women is considered as taboo in major part of the country."

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The inhuman male (Rapist) are the person who is swayed by their hormones but males/females, who are human, who also feel orgasm of hormones but don't get swayed by it. some community or part of community , explain giving absurd reason of rape like short cloths , late night outing , intimate movie ,intimate songs etc etc which has nothing to do with rape committed because sex and physical figure difference between male and female is a fact about which every human is aware of , its nothing new which a intimate movie or short cloth let us aware about. So to tackle rape, out of this idiotic excuse on part of rapist , is to strictly penalize him without any debate on the part to save guys on basis of provocation .

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"Chowmein...please no,

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It do happen when a man want to fulfil his need with a thinking that he will not get caught and the women who he is going to rape do not have capacity to hit him back .

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Prostitution must be legalized in places where rapes are more."

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Sex ratio declining, movies showing and portraying women in bad light

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"because they have social anixety. Specially those men rape women, who dont educatated and dont involve in social function. Most of them are poor minded, mently sick persons. They only predent a woman is like a object of sex. They dont want women walk together with them. And they dont respect women.

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On the other side women should make theirself strong physically and mently that they may have sence to feel the upcoming problem. As if you women notice that in a cab where all members are male dont get in. Dont go any gangsta are at night and so on...."

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first published:January 27, 2014, 17:03 IST