India Leaders Face Rape Crisis . . . By Banning Lingerie Mannequins

220px-LingerieThere are some obvious answers about the cause of the epidemic of rapes in India. There is the religious and culture treatment of woman in traditional areas. There is hostility of police to rape victims. However, the municipal council in Mumbai sees the cause elsewhere . . . lingerie mannequins. The council voted overwhelmingly to ban the ceramic vixens to prevent rape in the city.

City council member Ritu Tawde came up with the idea because she viewed the mannequins as degrading women and inciting men:
“Such people get provoked by mannequins. After all, a mannequin is a replica of a woman’s body. That’s why I oppose it, because mannequins do not suit Indian culture,.” I am afraid that I am unconvinced that the mannequin menace is the cause of problem.

This suggestion comes after police recommended women simply do not go out and carry chili powder in India.

In the meantime, an American woman was added to the tally of rape victims this week. The 30-year-old American woman was gang-raped in the northern Indian resort town of Manali after she was hitchhiking back to her guest house.

13 thoughts on “India Leaders Face Rape Crisis . . . By Banning Lingerie Mannequins”

  1. Everything we work towards preventing just ruined with stupidity like this. Why cant these people just learn.

  2. The serial rapes going on in India, however, are extremely disturbing. It seems there is no political will to change the behavior, either.

  3. Professor, your terminology has me in full laugh mode today: “inside job” and “ceramic vixens.” You must be so funny at home! God bless you!

  4. Yeah, think what the second one from the right on the bottom would do to the average Indian Muslim. Now a Bhuddist would react differently.

  5. Sorry to say but gruesome acts will not work. That is ruling with fear. People will get what they give. We have to leave it at that. Decapitating a part off of the body harkens back to the french revolution. That helped no one terrifying everyone. What help did that give? People are grasping at straws blaming manikins.

  6. One thing is clear, the largest democracy in the world, India, does not consider itstelf so exceptional that it should be invading other nations around the world to bring them “the answer.”

    One has to wonder why some of the smaller democracies do so.

    Is the magic formula the Goldilocs “just right” size of democracy?

  7. Ancient rule of human governmental behavior: “When in doubt take the path of least resistance to solve a problem even if it doesn’t”.

  8. By all means this is good. East of Corfu the Ten Commandments Don’t Apply. But I think that the Weenie Board if s good idea. Cut the rapist’s weenie off and post it on the Weenie Board at the bus terminal. That will give the hint to new arrivals that the town is gaining civilized standards.

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