Speech On Rape Women

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Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking, or brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity, the female sex.”
-Mahatma Gandhi
The word rape originates from the Latin term `rapere’ which adumbrates `to seize’ or `take by force’.3 Women in India, in spite of a prohibitive and severe punitive approach of criminal law and untiring efforts of a host of Women Organisations and the National Commission for Women, to liberate women from the hitherto unjust social, political and economic subjugation and suppression, are being sexually exploited, abused and assaulted. Rape bereaves a woman of her dignity and self-esteem. It does not only wound her physically but leaves an indelible impression on her mind as well. The trauma which a rape victim is subject to is beyond description5. Rape is always seen as the denigration of the basic human rights of a woman because it violates her non-negotiable fundamental right to live a life with dignity. Women are kept shackled in the chains of servitude from the womb to the tomb. They have been relegated an inferior position in the society. The power equation in our society is tilted in the favour of men. Such a machismo culture extant in the society has pushed the women into the dark and dismal abyss of deprivation, humiliation and discrimination. In order to further concretise this patriarchal structure and to impose their over-arching domination upon women, men resort to the recourse of
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