- In India, a woman is raped every twenty minutes, although most rapes remain unreported since it would bring shame to the woman and her family (data from "India's Daughter")
- Nearly 50 millions girls are missing from India's population; today in India in general there are 927 women for 1000 men, and in some regions the numbers fall to 591 women for 1000 men... (data from "Petals in the Dust")
- In the last 20 years, 10 million girls in India have been eliminated due to sex - selective abortions and infanticide (data from "Petals in the Dust")
Sadly, the most shocking part is the fact this documentary also shows this girl's rapists, one of whom speaks openly about what happened. The content of his speech is, for someone like me, not merely frightening but rather completely terrifying. It came to me as a great shock that people all over the world, who in everyday life are completely normal, may truly believe that rape does not include a rapist and its victim, but rather two people who do something wrong. This man actually says that not only is the girl who's been raped also responsible for the rape, but moreover, he firmly believes that she actually holds most of the blame: of course, he adds, what was she doing out so late out night (8 p.m.) in a bus with her boyfriend. Meaning that, to him, she was not a respectable girl, and so she needed to be taught where she belonged... Furthermore, this man has no remorse... Nor do any of the others...