Absurd|Hathras Gangrape: Markandey Katju says  ‘Sex Is a Natural Urge in Men’, blames increasing rapes on unemployment

Absurd|Hathras Gangrape: Markandey Katju says ‘Sex Is a Natural Urge in Men’, blames increasing rapes on unemployment

Ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has yet again presented a bizarre explanation for rising rape cases in the country.

How can unemployment lead to rape, why can't men suppress the urge of having sex when they see a girl? Why are girls blamed for the wrong done to them? Most absurd of all, why are young girls, who do not even know what sexual intercourse is - getting raped by men who could be of their father's age? It is the mentality that has to change! #MenwillbeMen is not accepted.

Well, the increasing number of rape cases one after the other prove there in no space for advocacy and no matter, unless it happens to someone in one's family, people don't change their thoughts, and blame it on the women for their lifestyle and education!!! As if social conditioning and cultural mindsets did not offer enough reasons and justifications - women of India now face weird justifications that they have to bear the brunt of economic conditions too - unemployment = women getting raped.

Now, while Indians across the country are shocked and outraged at the gruesome gangrape of a 20-year-old Dalit girl and her ‘forced’ cremation, ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has yet again presented a bizarre explanation for rising rape cases in the country.

On a social media post, Katju said that rising unemployment in the country is one of the reasons behind the increase in rape cases.

Explaining how ‘sex is a natural urge in men’, he says that men can usually have this urge quenched through marriage. However, with rising unemployment, men are finding it hard to get married and this sexual deprivation is making them commit heinous crimes like rape.

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Sex is a natural urge in men. It is sometimes said that after food, the next requirement is sex. In a conservative society like India, one can ordinarily have sex only through marriage. But when there is massive and rising unemployment, a large number of young men remain deprived of sex, even though they have reached an age when it is a normal requirement,” he wrote.

”I once again make it clear that I am not justifying rapes, rather I condemn it. But considering the situation prevailing in the country, they are bound to increase. So if we really want to end or reduce rapes we have to create a social and economic system in India in which there is no or little unemployment,” he added.

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