Last year on Dec. 16, a 23-year-old medical intern in India's capital of New Delhi was brutally raped. Her rapists penetrated her with a rod and tore her inner organs out. She died 13 days later. Before she died, she told the police to "burn them alive."
One of the six accused rapists hanged himself in prison. The youngest accused was a juvenile and was sentenced to only three years in prison. Four others were found guilty on all counts of murder and rape and face their sentencing on Friday, Sept. 13. India has demanded their death, and the four face the possibility of hanging.
On Aug. 22, a 23-year-old photojournalist from Mumbai was gang raped by a group of five men who had allegedly preyed on 10 other women before being arrested for their heinous crimes.
The brutality and frequency of these rapes have made international headlines, tarnishing India's reputation.
While ordinary citizens have taken to the streets to protest these savage crimes and demand justice, it is shocking to note that the people who lead them often have the worst notions about rape, not only in India, but the world over.
Here are 22 really awful things people have said about rape: