Rape rooted in a society's attitudes towards women: iLIVE
The people of India are rightfully angry about rape in Asia. Rape is a Draconian incident for everyone. It is more heinous than murder. Murder destroys the physical body of the person, but rape disturbs the woman emotionally and psychologically, and haunts her forever.
Rape is not sex or a crime of passion: it is an expression of violence, anger, and power meant to humiliate the victim. It violates the most basic right of a person; that is, the right over one's body.
Rape has its roots in, and is perpetuated by, society's attitude and perception of women. Women are often perceived as insignificant and treated as sex objects.
With this type of thinking entrenched in society, rape will continue and will be perceived as excusable or even acceptable. In terms of International Law and International Criminal Court rulings, it is a crime against humanity.