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India’s Gender-Equity Problem – The Atlantic.

India’s Gender-Equity Problem

By Isobel Coleman

Gang rape isn’t the only issue: Sex-selective abortion, sexual harassment and child marriage are also creating disparities in the world’s largest democracy.

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Women attend a prayer ceremony for a rape victim after a rally protesting for justice and security for women, at Raj Ghat in New Delhi, on January 2, 2013. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters)


Shocked by a brutal rape case that has gripped the country, India is going through some soul-searching about its shameful mistreatment of women. Riot police lined the streets of Delhi the past few days to calm protesters who gathered in outrage as the body of the 23 year-old rape victim returned from Singapore where she had been transferred for emergency treatment. She suffered severe internal injuries after being gang-raped, beaten, and thrown naked from the bus she and her boyfriend tragically got on…

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