Why should some obscure gang rape on the other side of the planet lead-off every newscast for two weeks?
Yeah, sad, terrible, rape is gross. But it happens everywhere, every day. It always has and it always will. Rapists rape.
But there's people in MY neighborhood starving. Pollution so thick it coats my car in the morning. People who have been unemployed for YEARS. Meth heads walking around like zombies.
I've never raped anyone. I've never been raped. Why should my ears be assaulted with this?
I listened to NPR all day and all I heard was: rape... India.... gang... Muslim... Al Qaeda... The Taliban... insurgents... car bomb... rape... India
I don't want to hear about these cretins anymore!!
Funny how DLers are so obsessed with rape when the victims are male (just do a search and look for the DOZENS of threads about Jerry Sandusky and Penn State)but they bitch about how they don't care when women are raped
I get what you're saying OP.
Lucky OP never has to worry about being raped (he thinks) so he decides the rest of the world shouldn't care that a society is so unsafe for women that grievous sexual assault is an everyday occurrence. Try flexing that empathy muscle a bit harder, OP, lest people think you're a shallow, self-centred asshole.
Too late R3.
"Pollution so thick it coats my car in the morning."
Where the hell do you live, 1950's Pittsburgh?
[quote]But it happens everywhere, every day. It always has and it always will.
With that logic, so will pollution, meth heads, unemployment...
Frankly, OP - nothing you listed is even remotely newsworthy.
The Indian Rape story is an atrocity on all levels. And was made even worse because the police all over India refused to take the woman's statement or even hunt down the rapists.
THAT'S what makes it shocking.
It's not just about brutal rape. It's about a country whose most powerful institutions allow it to happen without consequence.
One of the rapists actually tore part of her intestines out. She was repeatedly raped, while conscious and unconscious, maimed and thrown naked out of the bus.
There's no limit to the hatred some men feel for women.
[quote] It's about a country whose most powerful institutions allow it to happen without consequence.
I'd argue that it's also about the outrage on a local level and that things may finally start to change. At least it's awakened throngs of protesters
I voted r5 for wit and wisdom
OP, you can always skip the ones you don't want to hear or see.
OP is a voluntary ear rape victim. He asked for it and got it.
I kind of agree with OP about NPR though. I love the human interest stories and interviews, but the international news is just so damned depressing. When you listen to it day after day, you start to get the feeling there is no hope.
I bet you really think it's hot, OP, you perv.
Maybe don't listen to NPR all day?
Awww cheer up, OP. We can has gang rape here too, also.
This incident is going to change India. That's massively important.
Quiet frankly fuck you OP, I am starting to believe that there really is a high number of women haters on here. Of course the hate has to be Disguised Even if poorly.
She is the Rosa Parks of rape.
OP, your misogyny is killing us.
did you see the tape Anonymous posted, of the young thug bragging about raping her after she was dead, said: If she was pregnant the baby is now dead to. and then laughing about it?
apparently America is now completely lost. better get more guns. what other answer is there? /s
I hope Anonymous makes life hell for those creeps. I wish Anonymous had more power than they really have in cases like this.
[quote]It would fit in perfectly in India
Based on OP's description of where he lives, I'm guessing he lives in Delhi.
[quote]This incident is going to change India.
Bullshit. They'll do showtrials on this for Western eyes. Once the world has moved on, India will go back to normal. This kind of ingrained baboonery doesn't get fixed overnight.
What did Boehner do? What did he do about some volence against women, gays, transgender people? Wasn't there some bill he needed to sign but didn't sign. Seriously, how much shit do we have to take from these Republicans?
OP is a rapist and does not belong on a gay forum.
It just seems like our country doesn't care about us anymore. It has to go around the world and nosey into other country's problems. Free them from "brutal tyrants". Build schools. Cure hunger.
We can't save the world. Our money is running out.
The U.S. seems like a lifeboat, already overloaded and heading to pick up another bunch more victims. The danger that the boat may tip over hasn't occurred to anyone.
In the words of Annie Lennox: This boat is sinking.
[quote]It just seems like our country doesn't care about us anymore. It has to go around the world and nosey into other country's problems. Free them from "brutal tyrants". Build schools. Cure hunger.
We can't save the world. Our money is running out.
You should probably look at how much the US spends on domestic social spending and compare it to how much we spend on foreign aid before you make a fool out of yourself.
"apparently America is now completely lost"
Because people never committed rape in the past. Oh, wait, they did.
(Rape is actually going down in the U.S., and has been going down for years)
OP is a weirdo.
So first you complain about the prominence of this issue in the news, and now you think the US can't afford the resources (what resources?) it's directing towards this matter? in the words of Annie Lennox: how could you be so uncool?
OP if it's too much for you, just listen to local news on radio.
[quote]did you see the tape Anonymous posted
Because this is a culture where women are forced to marry their rapist instead of bringing them to justice. This is a travesty against women. And maybe you don't care because you are a gay man but you have a mother, you may have a sister and you might have a daughter.
But you say who cares, you aren't living in that culture, but don't you hope people that don't live in your culture will support you if you've been wronged?
I'm glad that NPR still covers world events.
Op is just a Thorn in My Side.
If the OP is trolling, fine. Gotcha.
But if this lunatic drivel is intended as a serious defense of - what? Not hearing international news? Not caring about culturally embedded crimes against women? What, OP, you roiling mess of inane babble, you?
The idea that coverage of a very important story in India somehow takes away from the food available to the OP's neighbors and undermining the American economy is a disgusting revelation of a mind that - wherever it belongs - doesn't belong on a site like this. Even Chicken Little, the OP's ancestor, would have understood this.
[quote] And maybe you don't care because you are a gay man
Enough. As bad as OP. F&F
[quote]did you see the tape Anonymous posted, of the young thug bragging about raping her after she was dead, said: If she was pregnant the baby is now dead to. and then laughing about it?
What tape? She died in the hospital so she was not "raped after she died."
I dont think that you are a Freeper OP, but the shit you Said Sounds like the things rightwingers would say.
@r38 - the Anonymous leak relates to the Steubenville rape case (16 yr old girl raped by football players w/ suspicions of cover-up), not the gang-rape/murder in India.
I think what OP means is that even though this rape in India was horrifying, there ARE a lot of equally - or nearly - horrifying crimes that happen in THIS country too. America is too long worrying about other countries' problems and not so much about our own (homelessness, poverty, kids going hungry, etc.) Don't even get me started about Americans dying abroad for OTHER countries' fucking problems.
OP is trolling HARD.
OP is not the only one trolling here
The U.S isn't a safest place, you can get shot dead when watching a movie and while learning ABC in school. I feel you OP.
R44 but what I don't understand is...... Don't u think that the Autora incident and all the others got plenty news reporting it. I'm not American yet I know what's goin on in the US as its always covered over here.
Can't you just turn the channel?
Listen to some nice relaxing music until you get home and can tune into the local news.
R45 I'm not American either yet they kept shoving the american news down to our throats like crazy. But I never whine like the OP, because i really feel bad for the victims's family and fear that this could as well happen outside the U.S., as the shooting spree is becoming a popular hobby.
R47 Yup, OP if u think that you are being spammed with foreign news, then come to Europe and watch tv they always report everything that happens in the US. I actually like it, before the election they even showed documentaries on the tea party.
r37, why not quote the entire sentence instead of just that part out of context? Huh?
It's not out of context when it's your prejudice and generalization
It was rape; but was it rape-rape?
OP has to be trolling or he's just a big loser. The media attention might put pressure on those Indians to clean up their act when it comes to women.
r50, I am not straight. It was a criticism of the OP. It was not prejudice or generalization. Did you read MAYBE as I was trying to figure out what in the world would be the OPs reasoning for such a post.
But you are defending the OP apparently.
Wow OP for all your bitching about the India rape story dominating the news... I don't know why you're complaining about it because you obviously haven't paid attention to the story. To read your infantile whining one would think it's "just another rape, we've go our own rapes, so why waste our time with it" story. What a dumbass.
"But there's people in MY neighborhood starving. Pollution so thick it coats my car in the morning. People who have been unemployed for YEARS. Meth heads walking around like zombies. "
And you don't see how the contempt for the rights of others, and the devaluation of the powerless, has created those conditions? It's all interconnected, and you shouldn't comment on public life until you get that.
OP, I know you're trolling, but at some level you must believe what you're saying, or you wouldn't have written it.
So here's one for you: Why should anyone else in the world care about the people starving and the pollution in YOUR neighborhood if YOU don't care about a woman gangraped to death with a metal rod somewhere else?
Pakistan is using it to show how much more moral Mohammadians are than Injuns.