Why did it need an incident so unspeakably brutal to trigger our outrage?

The harsh truth is rape is not deviant in India; it is rampant, almost culturally sanctioned.

 The surging outrage at the gangrape of a paramedic in New Delhi this week is welcome and cathartic. But it is also terrifying. There’s a fear that this too shall fade without correctives. But there is also a question we must all face: why did it need an incident so unspeakably brutal to trigger our outrage? What does that say about our collective threshold as a society? Why did hundreds of other stories of rape not suffice to prick our conscience?

http://tehelka.com/why-did-it-need-an-incident-so-unspeakably-brutal-to-trigger-our-outrage/

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