We've developed a set of unchanging go-to responses we turn to whenever we're faced with a well-publicised case of rape. We ask for the death penalty to be meted out to rapists. We discuss the rape in intrusive detail claiming that doing so "raises awareness" against rape and awakens our social consciences. And we decide that we want sex offenders to be listed in a registry. Unfortunately, not one of these responses is guaranteed to enhance women's safety. To do that, "...we need the law to be enforced as a matter of course. This means focusing on improving the processes that could lead to the increased conviction of rapists instead."
My take over at Asia Times: Are Indians making effective demands in protest against rape incidents?