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Staying silent at rape jokes is never the answer. Leads to rapists thinking they can get away

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Bad rating to TikTok on Play Store is easy. Harder to act on rape culture in Indian schools

Social media platforms should be held accountable for hate speech, but demanding a TikTok ban proves that your anger is misplaced and your approach is myopic.

Locker room boys to IT cell men: India’s rape culture grows without shame or consequences

If Delhi school boys on Instagram privately plan to rape underage girls, then men from IT cells of political parties publicly threaten women on Twitter and Facebook.
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul refuses to apologise for his ‘rape in India’ remark, instead says Modi should

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi kicked up a controversy for his remarks on the incidence of rape, with several BJP leaders, including Smriti Irani, accusing him of using the term as a political tool.
People hold placards during a protest in New Delhi against the alleged rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.

Call me a Sharia-loving jihadi, but I want rapists to be hanged

Those against death penalty for rape say it's the underlying cause of misogyny that should be targeted. But in a country of 1.3 billion people, where does one start?
Girls during a candle light vigil against the brutal rape and murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl

Rewari rape case shows our outrage toolkit is selective and predictable

Outrage over Rewari rape is fine, but it isn’t enough.
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Rewari gang rape is a reminder of Haryana’s toxic mix of patriarchy and porn

The assault on a 19-year-old BSc student, allegedly by over 10 men, proves yet again that the state is the most unsafe place for women in India.
NCRB data shows in 2016, Haryana registered one gang rape every two days (representational Image)

When patriarchy meets smartphone pornography: Why tiny Haryana is India’s rape capital

With nearly one gang rape every two days since 2016, Haryana has become the most unsafe place for women. ThePrint travels the state to find out why Haryana got this tag.
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Anthony Fauci can’t use science to excuse his missteps

It isn't necessary to bear Fauci any ill will to wonder whether his statements are doing more harm than good. But the public-health bureaucracy needs action right now, not lectures.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.