11:44am

Wed January 16, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/16

Painted and Dented

Dispatches from Kolkata for Jan. 16, 2013

In the wake of the anger in India over the gang rape and death of the 23 year old woman in Delhi, India’s politicians have been all over the map. One said just because India won its freedom at midnight it didn’t mean women could roam the streets at midnight. But the reaction that really went viral came from Abhijit Mukherjee, a newly-elected member of parliament. In an interview with a Bengali television channel, he dismissed the women at protests and vigils as highly dented and painted.

 

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