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The culture of gender violence

Ms Kaushal's journey into the homes of these men reveals disturbing realities and, ironically, ends up humanising them

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The discourse surrounding sexual violence usually focuses on humanising survivors (which she also discusses) and demonising perpetrators of rape

Change begins at home and so does rape culture. Tara Kaushal’s  Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation  takes readers on a harrowing journey into the homes of nine “undetected” or “un-convicted” rapists to get to the bottom of the question — why do men, specifically Indian men, rape? For those who can get past the disconcerting title, this book can be a worthwhile journey.  With a somewhat DIY approach to research, Ms Kaushal, a writer and media consultant, has combined elements from anthropological observational research ...