Deconstructing ‘India’s Daughter’ and what it means to be a woman

I marked International Women’s Day, which was on Sunday, by watching the documentary India’s Daughter, the unflinching take on the brutal Delhi rape in 2012 that shocked the world.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Delhi rape, it happened in December 2012 when a young physiotherapy student boarded a night bus in the Indian capital with a male friend after watching a movie. The vehicle turned out to be a rogue bus driven by a gang of violent men who were out to “have some fun” as one of them put it in the interviews. After beating her male friend, they took turns brutally raping the woman, biting her, violating her with a metal rod and throwing both out onto the streets.

She died a few days later from her injuries.

Read it at the M&G.

Image – Reuters