He called on parents to take responsibility for their sons’ actions, saying parents must teach their sons the difference between right and wrong.
"When we hear about these rapes our heads hang in shame," Mr Modi said.
"Young girls are always asked so many questions by their parents, like ‘where are you going?’. But do parents dare to ask their sons where they are going?" he asked.
“Those who commit rape are also someone’s sons. It’s the responsibility of the parents to stop them before they take the wrong path,” he added.
Okay, say what you want about him, but this is a big deal. This is Prime Minister Modi’s first Independence Day address since being elected. And instead of using this time to talk about Pakistan, like every other Independence Day speech in the past, he stood up there and talked about INDIA’s need for improvement. And amongst his topics, he talked about rape.
And he didn’t describe it as “accidental” or “boys making mistakes”, and he didn’t state that women need to “dress more dignified”, all of which have been said by other Indian politicians. For once, we’re hearing someone put the blame on the rapist, and actually calling out parents to raise their sons properly. Like everyone else, I’m still hoping Modi isn’t another PM who is all talk.
I injured my thigh 9 weeks ago but received the report below 2 weeks ago. Neither the referring doctor nor I believed it could be more than a minor sprain, but voilà:
In the central third of the thigh, anteriorly in the front part of the m. rectus femuris, just below the fascia can be seen a partial muscle tear, which comprises of less than third of the muscle thickness, and in this can be seen an elongated, already older pathognomonic echo pattern of hematoma, the width of which is about 2cm and the longest diameter in craniocaudal direction is shy of 4cm. No abstraction of muscle or other trauma findings.
I had my second appointment with the physiotherapist today, and she told me not to play soccer, yet. Just stretching and exercising, until I start to feel any pain. She used ultra for heat treatment of the deeper muscles, and did some fascia treatment which at times felt like “Indian burn”. Because of the chronic nature of the injury, there’s a lot of scar tissue which slips from side to side when treating the fascia crosswise.
Thought I’d print the flag of Palestine so I can put in my ID card sleeve. It’s not much but so what.
"These are not two equal sides: occupier and occupied" - Rafeef Ziadah
Do you understand how difficult night shifts are if almost nothing happens?
I managed to get my forearm squeezed between bed rails while operating an old-fashioned, manual bed. Instead of lifting the bed end up, it decided to crash down and go into Trendelenburg with my poor arm stuck in there. Fortunately, another nurse was on the other side of the bed to help me.
Rachel Shabi | Al Jazeera (via lifeisliterallylimited)