21. Undergraduate @ SCAD - Atlanta
Formerly: Bubble Tea & Llama Faces
I mostly post my interests, my photography, and sometimes my poetry. Subjects include: sci-fi, films, gaming, anime, comics, photography, art, festivals, and food. I like to Share, it may or may not be Significant. It may be downright ridiculous, but Idle thoughts need a place too. When I post photography that is mine, do not take without permission. If you reblog [a photo that is originally mine], do not exclude the tag. The "Original Post" section is for my own work as well as things I did not find directly on tumblr.

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Reblogged from feminspire  16,711 notes

A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in India and everyone heard about it (as we should). The American media has represented India as a misogynistic country where women need to be constantly wary of the men that surround them. And after that gang rape, large-scale protests blocked the streets and clogged the media. Now, I am in no way saying that rape and domestic violence are not problems in India. As an Indian-American woman who has been to India many times and is incredibly familiar with the culture, I am in no way denying that. Rape, in India, is a serious problem. Rape, especially in lower class areas in India, is an extremely prevalent problem that needs to stop being ignored and taken seriously. Violence against women in India is a serious issue.

But violence against women in America is also a serious problem. Violence against women in South Africa, and Sweden, and Chile, and Thailand, is a serious problem. Violence against women is a serious problem. Period. Full stop. While our media went out representing India as a typical place for these deplorable events to happen, another woman’s similar story went ignored and without subsequent societal action. This country outright refuses to admit that it is a rape culture.

Our media and our country are so obsessed with presenting foreign countries as worse than us or uncivilized or, most importantly, undemocratic, they will blast our radios and timelines and homepages with news of rapes in India, but refuse to acknowledge that the same thing happens here and is happening here.

By Anisha Ahuja, Why Does America Pretend it Doesn’t Hate Women? (Feminspire.com)