Prevalence of Rape Culture in India: Where are We Heading?

Prabhat Tyagi
Amity Law School, Noida, India

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

“Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”

– G.D. Anderson

Dating back to ancient times, the status of women pertaining to equality had been quite deplorable. Instances derived from mythological events showcase the adverse behavior and conduct to which women are subjected to. The incidents of sexual abuse and rape with women have increased exponentially with time. Due to the tolerance of such events by the society, and normalizing them over a due course of time, the emergence of rape culture takes place.

This article would provide an insight about the victimization of women, status of them in society, cause behind such despicable incidents, and the legal provisions enacted to protect, and upheld their rights.

Keywords – Equality, mythological, Sexual abuse, rape culture, victimization.


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