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Harvard Group To Offer Advice To Indian Government on Rape


Some nights, these new Don Quixotes from Harvard can be seen riding in the dark, on their quest to save us backward Indians.

A decrepit Don Quixote & Sancho Panza searching for 'battles' abroad - while there is darkness at home.  |  Cartoon by Lee Lorenz of New Yorker

A decrepit Don Quixote & Sancho Panza searching for ‘battles’ abroad – while there is darkness at home. | Cartoon by Lee Lorenz of New Yorker

Wam totally puzzled!

Why is Harvard offering advice, gratis, to the Indian Government?? Without being asked by the Indian Government?

Is it ignorance @Harvard?

Are Harvard professors so ignorant about the rape situation in the USA, that they waste time on India?

On some nights, these new Don Quixotes from Harvard can be seen riding in the night, on their quest to save us backward Indians

On some nights, these new Don Quixotes from Harvard can be seen riding in the night, on their quest to save us backward Indians

When the US has such a pressing problem at home, why are these professors not spending time at home – instead of concentrating on India?

Gawd, propaganda!

It must be the propaganda motive? Hide problems at home – and focus on negatives abroad?

Naah! Then it …

Must be altruism.

Are these Harvard professors so ‘genuinely’ altruistic that they don’t care of home problems?

Like Don Quixote, they go jousting with windmills in foreign lands!

Some Sancho Panza from India will ride on the quests of these Harvard Don Quixotes

Some Sancho Panza from India will ride on the quests of these Harvard Don Quixotes

the Harvard community to contribute to a Policy Task Force titled “Beyond Gender Equality”, convened to offer recommendations to India and other South Asian countries in the wake of the New Delhi gang rape and murder. Diane Rosenfeld, Director of the Gender Violence Clinic at Harvard Law School and Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, will head this group. Their principal task this semester is to produce a working paper that advises on the implementation of the recommendations from the Verma Committee. The committee in a bold move, points out the need to reassess the military powers that are allowed to operate with impunity in conflict zones. Part of our discussion will focus on real reparations and support for survivors of sexual violence, in a manner that allows them to function as integrated members of their communities.

via A History of Violence | Harvard College Women’s Center.

With their liberal-progressive Indian Sancho Panzas by their side?

Sancho Panza with Don Quixote from zazzle.com

Sancho Panza with Don Quixote from zazzle.com

Some good news for embattled and weary Indian feminists. All those endless submissions to the Verma Committee prepared and submitted, all those critiques of the Ordinance written and disseminated, all those street protests, all those meetings with students and the public, all those delegations to government officials, ministers…not to mention decades of efforts to amend the rape laws.

It’s been a long hard haul, so it’s a great relief that the Harvard Law School has stepped in to take this burden off our shoulders.

It’s so good to know that there are Harvard Professors to make all the “bold moves” that Indian feminists have never made. Attack the impunity of security forces? Now that’s a bold move indeed – would any of us shy Indian women be so bold as all that? I wonder where the Verma Committee got that crazy idea from?

via Harvard to the rescue! « Kafila.

I read Don Quixote (by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Spanish: [miˈɣel de θerˈβantes saaˈβeðɾa]; 29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616) in school – and could not understand why such simplistic satire was so highly revered. I finally understood Don Quixote when I understood Liberal Progressivism a few years ago – and then Don Quixote made sense to me.


<em>Don Quixote</em>

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