Gender neutral rape laws are welcome

Government’s proposal to include sexual assault on men and boys on par with erstwhile term rape under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) is a welcome and long overdue move.

The proposal before the Cabinet seeks to change the definition of “rape” as a crime involving sexual assault of women and defined by forcible penetration. The move now is to expand the definition to include male victims of sexual assault as well by changing the relevant provisions of the IPC, Evidence Act and CrPc. If the proposal goes through, “rape” as a category of crime will cease to exist in the statute books, as the proposal is to replace it with “sexual assault”—a gender-neutral distinction. read more

Christine McCallum Sentenced To 29 Months For Sex With 13-Year-Old Student

Double standards in media reporting and societal thinking, if a boy is raped it is called ‘sex’.  If the perpetrator was a man and victim a girl, none of the media reporting headlines will term it as ‘sex with student’.  And the sentence may be more like 29 years than 29 months.

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Humiliate them young, nice try!

Catch them men students while they are young.   Make them feel ashamed for a crime they did not commit and most of them never will.  Ignore that the problem of false rape allegations by women even exists, when statistics and individual instances all clearly exist.  That there a whole industry whose own interest is to thrive based on hysteria generated by claims of rape and violence against against women. read more