I Think: The problem comes when journalists cover one story one day and the next day there is no follow-up


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A piece of a common man’s opinion on Indian media’s coverage of rape and sexual violence.

Ritum Singh, an IT profession in Kolkata says-

I have noticed rape and harassment stories occupying more space in The Hindu in the past one year. There are reports almost every day.

I read some of them. If there are many, I ignore. Most of them read the same to me, and when I read such reports, I feel sad and angry at the same time. There is nothing much I can do about it.

Some people say the way the victim is dressed causes men to rape. Think about that: how can a four-month-old girl or a child in kindergarten attract men by the clothes she wears?

Read more.


Read: The rapes on Page 9

Also read: दुष्कर्म. And रेप. The paradoxical language of बलात्कार in a Hindi newspaper

7 thoughts on “I Think: The problem comes when journalists cover one story one day and the next day there is no follow-up

    1. Yeah I agree, educating boys is also important. Infact think that there is another angle to it. Boys are also sexually assaulted and we hardly talk about that. I guess there are many loop holes everywhere which need attention.

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