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Dec 29 2012

She was brutally gangraped, tortured, mutilated and murdered. Don’t say that she ‘died peacefully’.

Dr. Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, said the Indian gang rape victim who was brought to Singapore, ‘died peacefully’. How could she die ‘peacefully’? She was only 23, her dreams to work as a paramedic or a physiotherapist did not come true. Her whole future was ahead of her, she was supposed to live her life, but she was brutally gang raped, tortured, mutilated and murdered. There is no ‘peace’ in it.

A 23-year-old gang-rape victim died. A 17-year-old gang-rape victim committed suicide other day. Thousands of rape and gang-rape survivors are ashamed of being raped. They live in a male dominated society where men are megalomaniac and misogynists, and it is considered ‘manly’ to terrorize and torture women, half of their population.

The world now knows about a gang-raped woman who died today. The world does not know about millions of women who get oppressed,harassed,abused, tortured,trafficked, burned, raped, gang-raped,murdered everyday. Here women hardly get any opportunity to live peacefully or die peacefully.

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  1. 1
    Mriganka Bhattacharyya

    Yesterday I went out in the evening and in a tea-store I went through one Bengali newspaper. I read an article, it was all non-sense, it blamed women for being raped…….The only Bengali newspaper I love to read is “Ey Samay” by Time of India group.

    1. 1.1
      Taslima Nasreen

      Did you read this? http://muktobhabna.blogspot.in/2012/12/blog-post_25.html

      1. Mriganka Bhattacharyya

        Thanks for sharing the link. I clicked on the link but I can’t see it (the Bengali letters) in readable form, maybe font problem. ……..My mother is also an avid reader of your books.

        1. Mriganka Bhattacharyya

          Okay I have installed the font, I can read it now. Thank you so much. :)

      2. Damini

        People like this exist in our schools and colleges, Taslima. What can we expect from this country?
        If the post is global, you will see the utter NON-SENSE these two boys speak.

        https://www.facebook.com/vijay.sarathi.5/posts/10151345051580932?comment_id=26020715&notif_t=feed_comment_reply

        1. Mriganka Bhattacharyya

          All my good friends are pure FB friends from the US, Australia, etc. I am so thankful that they give me company and also good knowledge.

        2. F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

          Well, Vijay is just a bit disgusting, and an idiot.

          1. Mriganka Bhattacharyya

            I think this is a good piece of writing on the topic – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/onefortheroad/entry/why-indian-men-rape

      3. Abhishek Dutta

        Did you read:
        What does a nation obsessed with a porn star do? — RAPE
        full article at: http://abhishekdutta.org/2012/12/29/what-does-a-nation-obsessed-with-a-porn-star-do-rape/

  2. 2
    Valde

    Taslima, have you seen this:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/27/italian-priests-christmas-flyer-women-incite-violence-with-cold-dinners/

    “The fact is that women are increasingly provocative, they become arrogant, they believe themselves to be self-sufficient and end up exacerbating the situation,” Corsi added. “Children are abandoned to their own devices, homes are dirty, meals are cold or fast food, clothes are filthy.”

    He later added fuel to the fire by suggesting an Italian reporter must be gay if he wasn’t enticed by a picture of a nude woman.

  3. 3
    tigtog

    They most likely mean that she died “quietly” because they would have given her such large doses of pain meds and sedatives. Silencing her pain cannot honestly be called “peaceful”.

    * * *

    BTW, because I have an old Pharyngula login, I can’t comment here with my usual details unless I log in to FTB, but there’s no link in the comment area to do so. This means that I have to open up Pharyngula, log in there, and then refresh the page so that I can comment on any other FTB blog. Message to webmaster: please put a login link on every blog’s comment form!

    1. 3.1
      F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

      You can make your own login bookmark:
      http://freethoughtblogs.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Ffreethoughtblogs.com
      Or just bookmark the login page.

      Yeah, the WP setup is pretty weird.

  4. 4
    mildlymagnificent

    Dying while unconscious, drugged into oblivion is not the same thing as “dying peacefully”.

    This particular day leaves me lost for words. But I did at least write to the Lions Clubs about that ghastly victim-blaming woman.

  5. 5
    mikmik

    I can’t even imagine what the number of rapes would be THE 50 MILLION MISSING: A Campaign Against India’s Female Genocide

  6. 6
    antony goddard

    I find some of the social media comments that I have seen on the Delhi gang rape very disturbing. Many seem to think that increased violence by the police/judicial system a ready made solution to the problem. The fact is that in a corrupt society rapists with the right connections, and access to money will be able to buy their way out of
    trouble. Worse still, moral panic over some cases will cause the police to arrest and charge a totally innocent person, and torture a confession, and satisfy the public’s lust for retribution..

  7. 7
    Resident Joe

    Taslima,
    Respectfully, we physicians in the west (at least in Canada) say that “dying peacefully” can sometime mean “clinically sedated and with anaesthesia.”

    I am not trying to detract from the importance of the last gasps of her dying breaths, but only that sometimes we clinicians say these things publicly and to families to help reduce the pain felt by those close to the vistim. As much as we also suffer when we see our patient’s lives brutally and senselessly taken from those that love them, we recognize that we also have a duty to the families and friends to ensure comfort and minimize their pain because we cannot always fully understand the suffering of the patient, (and most assuredly, can never do so).

    Think of it this way: If you had a patient who was brutally mangled, beaten with iron rods, raped, tossed from a moving vehicle and left to die, would you report to the families and in public that their daughter died in horrific and unconscionable pain and suffering? Even if they had died before and been resuscitated, and, as they lay, unable to utter a phrase beyond the words “I want to die” (I certainly hear this phrase a couple times a year, Almost on a monthly basis, and have, for the last nine years), would you say that their daughter passed away peacefully, without any pain, solely for the comfort of the now-grieving famiiy that now suffers in silenece.

    A living, thinking, empathetic and wholly living human beings could not bear to hear that their daughter (or any loved one) endured hours upon days upon weeks of pain and suffering, therefore, we sometimes, admittedly, lie to the families of patients, simply to provide a false comfort that their loved one did not suffer. We are not perfect by any means, but I argue that our hearts are most certainly in the right places.

    As an aside, I really do hope that in her terminal moments, the doctors were more than generous to provide her adequate anaesthetic and sedatives to ease her pain. Nothing can hurt her now,

    1. 7.1
      Sercee

      Thank you for that.

      As gutwrenching as it is to read about events like this, it’s important to remember that not everyone involved is a bad guy. Just because words were uttered that don’t align with a call to arms does not mean they aren’t needed by someone – if everyone is screaming for blood, then who’s left to whisper for peace?

      I hope change comes and I hope those words “died peacefully” did bring some peace to her family.

  8. 8
    Milon Ahmed.

    Ekhane peaceful er ki ? meyetike dhorshon kore hotta kora hoyeche. jara peaceful bolar chesta korche tara ashole protarok, dhorshoker pokkher lok.

  9. 9
    google

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    know why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody else having the same RSS problems?

    Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond?

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  1. 10
    Rape an epidemic in India: Nirbhaya,the Girl who shook India. - Page 56

    [...] She was brutally gangraped, tortured, mutilated and murdered. Don’t say that she ‘died p… Dr. Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, said the Indian gang rape victim who was brought to Singapore, ‘died peacefully’. How could she die ‘peacefully’? She was only 23, her dreams to work as a paramedic or a physiotherapist did not come true. Her whole future was ahead of her, she was supposed to live her life, but she was brutally gang raped, tortured, mutilated and murdered. There is no ‘peace’ in it. A 23-year-old gang-rape victim died. A 17-year-old gang-rape victim committed suicide other day. Thousands of rape and gang-rape survivors are ashamed of being raped. They live in a male dominated society where men are megalomaniac and misogynists, and it is considered ‘manly’ to terrorize and torture women, half of their population. The world now knows about a gang-raped woman who died today. The world does not know about millions of women who get oppressed,harassed,abused, tortured,trafficked, burned, raped, gang-raped,murdered everyday. Here women hardly get any opportunity to live peacefully or die peacefully. Main tere naseeb ki barish nahi Jo tujh pe baras jaon Tujhe taqdeer badalni hogi mujhe panay ke liye….!!!! मैं तेरे नसीब की बारिश नहीं जो तुझ पे बरस जाऊं, तुझे तकदीर बदलनी होगी मुझे पाने के लिए ….!!!! 'میں تیرے نصیب کی بارش نہیں جو تجھ پہ برس جاؤں تجھے تقدیر بدلنی ہوگی مجھے پانے کے لئے "I'm not the rain of your fortune that i'll fall on you.You've to change your fate in order to get me." Reply With Quote [...]

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