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How to help feminism

Men should do more—and women too

By Jagdish Bhagwati   February 2013

 

Gender inequality remains widespread in India. Women could combat it by asserting their rights © Getty Images

The horrifying tragedy that befell the young Indian woman Jyoti Singh, who was brutally gang raped in a New Delhi bus in December, and later died in a Singapore hospital, has led to spontaneous outrage. That Indian women face terrifying risk when they venture into public spaces, as they must do in cities and towns and will do even in villages, is a fact that few had appreciated earlier; this is…

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