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Radio #Discussion from NYC on The #DelhiGangRape on Sept 18

September 18, 2013

On Wednesday, September 18, 9-10 pm (EST, U.S.A), Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI will present: The New Delhi rape convictions–what they mean and don’t mean for India–and why men say they rape. 

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Guests: Rita Banerji, Soraya Chemaly

Note the Timings Below:

In the U.S. — Sept 18, 9-10 pm (East Coast Time)

In the UK (London) — 19 Sept 2013, 2 a.m.

In India — 19 Sept, 6.30am-7.30a.m.

Australia (Canberra) — 19 Sept, 11 a.m.

The recent rape convictions in India for which four men, found guilty of fatally gang raping a woman on a New Delhi bus last December, prompted India to introduce supposedly stringent anti-rape laws which include the death penalty in rape-murders.  Many in India and elsewhere have proclaimed that the problem of epidemic levels of rape in India is either solved or on its way to being solved.

Rita Banerji, an Indian feminist activist and founder of the The 50 Million Women Missing Campaign, who will be our first guest, vehemently disagrees. She paints a picture of an India in which women’s lives and safety have little or no value, women are routinely used as pawns in dowry-wealth building schemes and politicians protect the status quo.

 Meanwhile, an unprecedented UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, has found that, on average, half of those interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner and that the major reason given by men for their actions was “male entitlement.” We will be discussing this study and other background conditions of the normalization of rape globally with Huffington Post commentator Soraya Chemaly, an activist and frequent blogger on these issues.

 Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio @ WBAI airs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, at 9-10 PMWe cover the ongoing worldwide struggle of women for full equality and human rights. You can follow us at and follow/read our blog . Programs stream live @ where they are also archived for 90 days. 


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