Indian Gang-Rape Commentary - Good Article
There is a high occurence of rape/gang-rape in India, along with high levels of societal violence. After a recent attack where a 23 year old girl was viciously raped and beaten, then thrown from a moving bus, protests have been on-going and the crowds have been demanding a change in the laws to make rape a capital crime.
An article in The Hindu argues that the problem is deeper than that and bringing the death penalty into play is not the right answer. His argument is that Indian males have to be brought up differently and the attitude towards women by everyone have to change.
This idea of a woman as a fully formed human subject remains a difficult concept to embrace.If this doesn't change, making legal threats or throwing the death penalty around won't make a difference.