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  1. sudha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 14:58:00

    almost everyone has atleast one similar episode sometime ……am pretty sure this is not specific to indian culture though …

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  2. Premalatha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 14:59:00

    assault is not specific to indian culture. I agree.

    There are other things.

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  3. sudha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 16:06:00

    yes, the way you deal with it, without telling anyone at all in most cases, and also the fact that the culture in itself is socially asexual to a large extent, makes enjoying/sometimes even accepting your sexuality very difficult after such an incident.

    am assuming tat is wat u meant by “other things”

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  4. Premalatha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 16:27:00

    no sudha. your analysis is very true, but it is irrelevant to culture. it is true to the victims post-event-state.

    other things are

    Occurrence of such crimes in India is mainly because of the screen/wall around “sex”. Go to gilli (http://gilli.wordpress.com), he has said that Sarah’s post contains strong language. (http://gilli.wordpress.com/2006/02/10/meandering-through-india-sarah/) huh?

    he has related (posted in the same post) Sarah’s post with somebodyelse “life in america” post.

    when are we going to change? don’t see any hope.

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  5. sudha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 16:50:00

    WTF!

    latha, i am going to save my saturday morning by not going there :), i as a rule dont read crappy posts anymore, not that i am having difficulty coming to terms with the crappiness out there, just saving myself some useless angst.

    ….Occurrence of such crimes in India is mainly because of the screen/wall around “sex” …

    hmm, true, there are more easy victims because of the said screen/wall around “sex”.

    but again, i tell myself, what do i gain by discussing this? i have seen victims of rape commit suicide after 6 months of social discrimination. that is never going to change, ever.

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  6. Premalatha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 17:15:00

    i as a rule dont read crappy posts anymore, not that i am having difficulty coming to terms with the crappiness out there, just saving myself some useless angst

    good call. 🙂

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  7. Premalatha
    Feb 11, 2006 @ 17:30:00

    Hi Sudha,

    I will be doing injustice if I didn’t mention this. Gilli does say that “it is very disturbing”, about Sarah’s post. but, I just didn’t like the other two things I have mentioned in my previous comment.

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