Why Men Get Away with Rape

 

 

 

 

In her article, published in the Economic & Political Weekly on 12 January 2013,  “On Impunity,” V Geetha discusses how impunity is constitutive of power in all its forms and the relishing of impunity marks the exercise of power, rendering it desirable and attractive.

EPW Engage is EPW's digital initiative. It seeks to reimagine the possibilities offered by the digital for reformulating concepts, ideas and research. 

 

Illustrations: Chaitanya Mandugula [chaitanya@epw.in]

Curated by: Vishnupriya Bhandaram [vishnupriya@epw.in]

 

 

Read more on Sexual Violence

 

Sexual Violence and Culture of Impunity in Kashmir: Need for a Paradigm Shift? By Ayesha Parvez, 2014

Male Sexual Violence: Thoughts on Engagement by Romit Chowdhary, 2013

Responding to Sexual Violence: Evidence-based Model for the Health Sector by Jagadeesh Narayana Reddy

Padma Bhate-Deosthali, Sana Contractor, Sangeeta Rege, 2014

Sexual Violence and Impunity in Bastar by Freny Manekshaw, 2016

Challenging Impunity on Sexual Violence in South Asia by Navsharan Singh, Urvashi Butalia, 2012

 

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