One feminist notices something odd in the hype about the Indian rape crisis:
“Let’s look at the numbers for India, population 1.2 billion (about 48% of whom are women):
The UK has a population of about 56.2 million.”
Lila: This article was written in January 2013. I don’t know where the author got her numbers.
That means that the UK has a population that is roughly 20 times smaller than India’s.
The article continues:
“Fifty-one per cent are female.
Lila: If these rape statistics are in any way accurate, then the rape numbers in the UK are nearly half those in India, even though the Indian population is 20 times greater.
That means that the per capita rape rate in India is TEN TIMES smaller than that in the UK, a settled and developed country, with high levels of prosperity and education, one of the major powers.
Moreover, the UK rape rate is this high, even though Britain is a heavily policed country, with perhaps the most extensive surveillance networks in the world that routinely and illegally snoop on British citizens.
Britain also has a large and complex criminal justice system with multiple agencies to protect women and an academic culture that often shills for the feminist agenda.
But nonetheless the British rape rate is ten times that of India. Where is the outrage?
Remember that the Indian rape rate is ten times smaller, despite extensive and severe poverty in India, few social networks outside kinship networks, and a very low per capita rate of policing.
Remember that India also has a very large population of illiterate young males, many without jobs and routinely experiences huge influxes of migrant workers into severely overcrowded cities, already suffering from near-collapse in infrastructure and utilities.
Remember that India suffers from critical energy and water shortages, from soaring food and gas prices, from inflation and endemic corruption.
It has some of the world’s most congested and dangerous roads and some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists and separatists.
It is the target of unrelenting espionage and interference from the major powers.
India suffers in addition all the extraordinary stresses of very rapid economic development coupled with the crushing impact of an alienating foreign culture on its traditional social fabric.
Finally, remember that behind the Indian rape rate are financial incentives created by feminist laws that reward women with windfall sums for bringing rape charges.
India has a jurisprudence weighted in favor of the woman coupled with a feminist leadership that nonetheless demands even greater privileges and exemptions.
It has a media culture that is sensitive to every outrage to women and silent on outrages against men.
And yet, incredibly, the rape rate in India is ten times smaller than that in Britain.
So, where, I repeat, is the outrage?
Where is the United Nations study on the parlous condition of women in the United Kingdom, which rapes at ten times the rate of India?
Where is the UN study on the US, which rapes at higher rates than India?
Where is the UN study on South Africa, which rapes at higher rates than India?