The brutality of the gruesome gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi has appalled the public and provoked an overdue debate. It is hard to comprehend how any man could derive physical pleasure by forcing himself upon a woman against her will. Rape is not a normal sexual act; it is a heinous and despicable crime involving humiliation and enforced submission of a woman. It is a manifestation of sadomasochism and a negation of humanity. In any case, the urgent need now is to make public places safe for women.
G David Milton, Maruthancode
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