Looking beyond race, misogyny is a global problem

The link between Elliot Rodger’s massacre and the Indian gang-rapes has not been considered. A subtle cultural sensationalism permeated Western reports on the latter; Indian newspapers, too busy focussing on the political upheaval or perhaps immured to the horror, simply ignored them. Remove the colour of the assailants’ skin, throw away their weapons, peel them […]

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Down the rabbit hole: the twisted world of ‘alphas’ and ‘betas’

Massacres have become a pretty staple American event, it seems. Coverage simply seems to lurch from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook and so many others. Now, it’s Santa Barbara’s turn. Each killer has their ‘quirks’ – Rodger came from a privileged, sheltered background, albeit one affected by his parents’ divorce. His 140 page […]

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