Indian Comic Book Superhero Who Survived Rape Fights Stigma, Gets UN Women On Her Side

February 10, 2015 4:40 PM

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Indian Comic Book Superhero Who Survived Rape Fights Stigma, Gets UN Women On Her Side

After a harrowing New Delhi gang rape in 2012, a police officer told Ram Devineni that "no good girl walks home at night." In that moment, the Indian-American filmmaker vowed to find a way to shake authorities, and other indifferent members of society, into fighting back against such rampant violence against women.

"[He was] implying that she probably deserved it, or at least provoked the attack," Devineni told The Huffington Post in an email. "I knew then that the problem of sexual violence in India was not a legal issue; rather it was a cultural problem."

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