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#1 Mar 18th, 2015, 19:03
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Words of Warning

Ladies please cover up when traveling around India, I was covered up from neck to ankle and still got unwanted/scary attention.

Cover your shoulders, no plunging neck lines, no midriff showing, loosely fitting clothes and preferably legs covered down to your ankles.

Try and stay on the main streets/roads and don't venture down dark unlit alleys.

Safety seems to be in numbers, so travel with as many friends as possible and never leave a mate behind on their own.

India is the rape capital of the world and it felt it, I was very nervous for the first time ever in my 50 years of traveling the world.

The satistics speak for themselves - REPORTED rapes 500, molestations 850 in Delhi for January and February 2015.

Everyday there were more rapes, acid attacks, murders being reported in the local news papers but it took the gang rape of a 70 year old Catholic nun to make the International news.

A Swiss girl had been gang raped just before we arrived so don't think that tourists are safe, they are not.

Poverty and Substance abuse, may be a small part of the problem but the major issue is the lack of respect for the female race.

Take care ladies and don't trust anyone.
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Holy Smokes Minnie !!!! Get out while you can !!!! I have spent many years in India and never experienced anything near to what you are describing . Indian girls are wearing pretty much what western girls are . So I don't know why tourists can't ....
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I'm sure the rape stats are worse in France than in India, but it's not about stats, it's about how you feel, and if you feel fear, it's not a holiday or a nice feeling.

So go back to where you feel safe.

Your post will put women off coming to India, so, if you're a lady of your word, you'll have started this thread from the safety of Delhi airport.
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Well said, Steven. I did a little research . . . www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Violent-crime/Rapes-per-million-people

In lieu of looking up this site, the Bottom Line (as in France vs. India)
France ranks #27 in the world for reported rapes. 156.22 rapes per million
India ranks #92. 18.39 per million.

While I certainly agree that there is no doubt a LARGE discrepancy between "reported rapes" and those unreported, India, as the chart suggests, does have its problems . . . but apparently, Madame, not as many as France. Be careful . . . Everywhere . . . but let's cut the hysteria
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Originally Posted by Minnie.fr View Post Cover your shoulders, no plunging neck lines, no midriff showing, loosely fitting clothes and preferably legs covered down to your ankles.
As the gang-rape of a (71 year old) nun in West Bengal showed even wearing a nun's habit doesn't seem to help. You might try wearing a burqa but then some of Modi's goons might want to create a "communal incident".
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Originally Posted by Darmabum View Post . . . but let's cut the hysteria
Travel with a woman and listen to how often she is prodded, poked or groped even when she is old enough to be a grandmother and you might reassess your notion of what constitutes "hysteria."
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Statistics and lies comes to mind
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Oh god another one...
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Not another one!
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You know hfot2, I have. I have walked through India with women, right behind them - dressed 'appropriately' - and watched them be groped. Watched women - actually was walking them across he street during Holi, just so they could get safely to the other side - and NOT get there without a groping. My response was to the hysteria that I found in the original post. "Rape capital of the world," stats, as I found and presented, proved otherwise. But as steven-ber said, it's not about stats, it's an endemic problem which India - as well as most other countries that come to mind - needs to address . . . and not sweep under the dhuri.
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Originally Posted by Darmabum View Post ...it's not about stats, it's an endemic problem which India - as well as most other countries that come to mind - needs to address...
Agreed. And yet apologists for India always seem to trot out comparative stat as soon as they start their response. And somehow we end up arguing about who is worst instead of concentrating on the fact that women are badly treated in India.
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with so much discussion about it, I think there should be a new forum just on this subject.
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Its hard all over for women..
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Originally Posted by hfot2 View Post Agreed. And yet apologists for India always seem to trot out comparative stat as soon as they start their response. And somehow we end up arguing about who is worst instead of concentrating on the fact that women are badly treated in India.
Absolutely agree with the second half.

The problem is this, however. How, if one is inclined to do so, does one counter hysteria of this sort? By quoting stats?

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Interesting you tube video in this article.. Mumbai girls rap against rape.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2...ap-about-rape/
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