January 22nd, 2015
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  1. Travis

    The statistics are”astounding’ and far worse than I thought previously. Per CNN, 20% of women in India (140 million !!!!) have been raiped. This is about half the population of USA !!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!! Where has the world been? Why have all the news agencies been ducking this issue? What gives?

    February 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  2. Travis

    Per CNN statistics, 60% of men in India think that raiping and burning wife alive for dowry is acceptable. That is about 420 Million men !!!! That is more than the population of USA !!!! These statistics are out of this world and point towards a society that is indeed extremely sick.

    February 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm | Reply
  3. Philip

    Americans spend more money on por nography than on movie tickets.

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/5791:capitalism-and-loneliness-why-por nography-is-a-multibilliondollar-industry#

    February 22, 2015 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  4. Philip

    According to the Department of Justice, over 500,000 men, women and children are raiped by Americans each year. And since 68% of American raip victims never call the police, the actual number is much higher.

    February 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  5. Philip

    Who in their right mind DOESN'T call the police after being raiped?

    February 22, 2015 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Two words: victim blaming.

      Key words: "why women don't report rapes."

      Sample questions asked by defense lawyers:

      1. How much did you drink on the evening in question? Let's talk about your drug use. Did you take cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy? How much? Are you a frequent user of drugs and alcohol?

      2. In fact you were very intoxicated by the time you and my client got back to his home, isn't that the case? I suggest that a lot of your memory of the events is very hazy due to your intoxication at the time, yes? Do you have a drug or alcohol problem?

      3. Are you currently under the care of a psychiatrist? The court has released your medical and psychiatric records, so I'd just like to go through these notes your psychiatrist and doctor wrote about you.

      4. Is this your Facebook page? Here are the photos of you posted by your friends. Here's one of you passed out at a party. There seems to be a theme here, wouldn't you say?

      5. You sent quite a collection of nude photos to my client, didn't you? Here they all are, every one. You may have assumed that Snapchat photos really do disappear, but of course they don't. Do you wax or shave your puic area? And this is primarily for enhancement of se.xual pleasure for your partners, isn't that correct?

      6. Can you read out what your tattoos say for the court? And piercings? How many do you have?

      7. In fact you're a very experienced young woman, isn't that so? And this wasn't your first experience with rough se.x, was it? You're no stranger to edgy s.ex correct?

      8. You didn't report this to the police immediately, did you? Nor do you have any photos of bruises or marks.

      9. How much money do you make? Are you trying to get money out of my client?

      They're getting raped more than once. And by our judicial system.

      Not to mention the rape kits are invasive, and the backlog of testing them reaches into the hundreds of thousands. If they get tested at all.

      Leagalized slut shaming in open court is one of the reasons many women don't come forward. They're being victimized once again.

      And this is if it even gets taken seriously in the first place. Unless a woman is bleeding from every orifice, it's not taken seriously by many police departments.

      Add to that, many colleges handle se.xual assaults internally, and it gets swept under the carpet. (Witness the Sandusky crimes. Multiply that by thousands of colleges which thousands of individual victims by individual perpetrators. You may get the idea. I doubt it though, because you're placing the blame on the victims instead of where it should go; with a system that makes it doubly horrifying to report these crimes in the first place.)

      And please do not start with your name-calling. I am trying to give you reasons why this topic is not as cut and dried as "pick up the phone."

      February 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  6. Philip

    1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed raipe in her lifetime (14.8% completed raipe; 2.8% attempted raipe).1

    17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed raipe.1

    9 of every 10 raipe victims were female in 2003.2

    https://rainn.org/get-information/statistics/se xual-assault-victims

    February 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  7. Travis

    :::Only 1% of raipes in India are reported.

    :::There is a raipe every 2 seconds in India

    ::: 85% of women in India have been groped, their breasts pulled like pork and a ss fingered

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India

    :: 95% of hinddoous in India don't have toilets

    February 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  8. Travis

    Seventy-six per cent of women (between the ages of 18 and 29) in India were married before the age of 4, according to the National Family Health Survey-3. It is estimated that there are 43 million child brides in the country, around 60% of child brides globally. Global human rights NGO Breakthrough, working in districts of Hazaribagh and Gaya (in Bihar) and Ranchi in Jharkhand found that over 70% of women between the ages of 20-24 were married before 3.

    '140 million child brides by 2020 likely in India'
    According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), if the trends continue between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, of which at least 18.5 million will be under the age of 5.

    February 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  9. Travis

    ::: 828 million people or 75.6% of the Indian population is living below $2 a month. 42% of the population is living below the new international poverty line.

    :::30% of raipes in India happen in bushes where women go to defecate and another 25% on rail tracks: SOURCE: Hallop Polls

    ::: 33% of the global poor are Indians. Sub-Saharan Africa considered the world’s poorest region is better than India.

    :::41.8% of the rural population in India survive with monthly per capita consumption expenditure of Rs447 ($7)on essential necessities like food, fuel, light and clothing.

    February 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  10. Philip

    So it's agreed: Christians and Hindus are a bunch of rapists.

    February 22, 2015 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Who wants to post Jew raipe stats now?

      February 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm | Reply
  11. Philip

    The ENRON corporation is doing to Indians what they did to millions of Americans: Rip them off.

    February 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  12. Travis

    There are some 2 million beggars in Delhi. Over 3 million in Mumbai. Nearly 5 million in Kolkata the beggar capital of the world. In Hyderabad one in every 254 people is engaged in begging.

    It is common to find beggars at rubbish dumbs, road sides, and traffic lights and under flyovers. The frail, crippled and mentally ill share space with children, women and able bodied men.

    February 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm | Reply
  13. Travis

    In India, millions of girls are strangled, slowly starved or simply tossed in the trash. Moreover, in India, at least 1,370 girls are aborted every day. As a comparison, some 250 Indians die every day in road accidents. Terrorists killed about six people, on an average, every day in 2014. In the last two decades of economic debacle, 10 million girls have died as such in India.

    February 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  14. Paladin

    What has happened in India is very similar to the raipe culture in Congo and Rwanda and the terrible loss of lives that could have been avoided. It is apathy at work, a perfunctoriness of sorts. A neglect to celebrate human life and respect women. Perhaps embedded in the preachings of hinduism such concepts are contrary to the underpinnings of civilized religions such as christianity.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Christians don't rape? Beg to differ.

      Pretty much the entire world is mired in the rape culture. It has less to do with a particular religion andire to do with the human condition.

      I don't know what the answer is, precisely, but I don't think getting rid of all religions would stop it. I just wish it would stop.

      February 22, 2015 at 3:23 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        And no, I'm not Indian or Hindu.

        February 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm |
  15. Philip

    We have established how many Christian and Hindu rapists there are and how they get away with it, What about Jews? Do they raipe each other too? And each other's children as Christians do?

    February 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Moshe Katsav and Goel Ratzon come to mind.

      Rape is not endemic of religion. It is a human condition.

      February 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        Raipe is a condition of sick societies that are more concerned with money than fair play.

        February 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm |
      • banasy©

        Societies are made up of humans. So, yes.

        February 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm |
  16. Philip

    There are exactly zero excuses for not reporting raises, And it is illegal to know of crimes committed against children or senior citizens and not report them to the police,
    All you have are excuses @banaay, it is because of people like you that 98% of American slash "Christian" rapists never spend one day in jail,

    February 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      *not reporting raipes, rather, odd we aren't even allowed to spell R APE on CNN,

      February 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  17. Philip

    Rapists are so very happy so many people like Donna Banas(y) exist,

    February 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      You are truly a stupid, stupid man.

      In your arrogance and your conviction that you, and only you, are correct in your opinion, you are ignoring the hundreds of thousands of women who are telling you WHY it goes undereported.

      I tried to have a conversation with you.
      It is futile. You would rather victim-blame than to actually admit that you, yourself are a part of the problem.

      February 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        There are no reasons why. Only excuses to cover for the perp.

        February 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm |
      • banasy©

        No. You refuse to acknowledge that the system of reporting is flawed because you haven't researched it from the raped woman's POV.

        Not excuses. Reality.

        You want everything to be black and white. It isn't. You pride yourself on your research skills; start investigating why a woman wouldn't go through years of potential revictimization by the system that is supposed to protect them and being them justice.

        You know NOTHING about it.

        February 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm |
  18. Philip

    It is because of families keeping familial raipe a secret from police that so many American rapists have never gone to jail.
    98% of all US rapists never spend even one night in jail, as mentioned before with citations.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  19. Philip

    When rich "uncle Joe" raipes his little niece or nephew, the family keeps it a secret for the sake of Uncle Joe's money, for example.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  20. Philip

    When a rich and openly gay priest raipes a little altar boy, the brethren complain about India.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  21. Philip

    There are zero excuses for adults of families with children who are victims of familial child abuse to NOT report those crimes to local authorities. ZERO @banasy.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I agree. That's not way I'm talking about, though.

      Please refrain from changing the goalposts mid-conversation.

      It is discombobulating.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  22. Philip

    Lol. And now fat Donna is accusing me of being a rapist. What a hag.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I did no such thing. I was referring to your victim-shaming, liar.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  23. Philip

    It is against the law to NOT report crimes committed against American children you stupid old hag.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Indicate where u implied that it was.

      Indicate where I brought up children at all.

      Changing the goalposts again, to justify you, once again, insulting me because you have no clue about how to debate.

      I was answering you about women being raped, and the problems endemic to reporting it.

      You are switching topics. Focus.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        *indicate where I implied it was.

        February 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm |
      • Sampling of excuses old hags use

        You listed a wide range of excuses above, Donna. Get a clue.

        February 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm |
      • banasy©

        I listed reasons actual women have for not reporting their rapes, Philip.

        If you'd like to call them excuses, well, go ahead; that's contempt prior to investigation, and literally victim-blaming.

        And these things I have listed were from women who have reported them, and let their experiences be known.

        The system you put all if your damned faith in is letting these women down. You know NOTHING.

        Reporting it is just the first part of the journey. If you don't now what happened to these women afterwards, INVESTIGATE IT and start understanding why it goes undereported.

        February 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm |
  24. Philip

    How many million American family heads decided to keep secret the fact tht their own kids had been raiped by a family member or gay church leader? In violation of law, I might add.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm | Reply
  25. Philip

    Yes. One gay catholic priest taking confessionals from another gay priest admitting to raiping altar boys and saying 50 "hail Mary's" rather than calling the cops is a crime.
    You priests and church hag ladies covering for them are all going to find yourselves in forced labor camps for your crimes against society.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  26. Philip

    Become an openly-gay church leader and raipe a little boy...off to work camp to pay for your crimes. Duh.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  27. banasy©

    This is futile.

    Trying to have a conversation with you is tantamount totalling to the wall.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Talking to a wall, rather.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  28. Philip

    trying to talk with women who keep familial raipe a secret is futile. They will take it to the grave without ever informing authorities. And have all kinds of excuses for committing that crime of not reporting raipes of kids.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I agreed with you. I really don't know what else you want.

      That isn't, however, what I was discussing with you with my original OP to you.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  29. Philip

    Stupid @banasy thinks it's about me and her. It's about raipe victims and their families breaking the law and not reporting familial abuse is what it's about.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      I am far from stupid; you just cannot debate your way out of a wet paper sack.

      Keep moving those goalposts. You appear more stupid when you insult someone for not reading your unorganized, chaotic mind.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm | Reply
  30. Philip

    If you were raiped and you nor your parents reported it to the police EVER, you are GUILTY and must do time in jail. Get a clue.

    February 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm | Reply
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