Some of the keywords that struck my eye that relates to the (girls) were: teenage, sisters, villagers, girls, field, raped, and hung.
Keywords (women): activist, protest, villagers, and home.
The article I chose to review was entitled “Sister gang-raped, hung from tree in India”. This article covers a case that happened in India on Thursday involving two sisters that were allegedly gang raped. The girls were aged both 14 and 15 years old. After being gang-raped, they were later hung from a mango tree.
The women in this article were portrayed as being rising activist. Although the women in this article were portrayed as being “rising activist”, the reporter also pointed out that women were somewhat inferior. For example, in the article it stated: “women are often pressed by family or police to stay quiet about sexual assault, experts say, and those who do report case are often subjected to public ridicule or social stigma.
The words teenage, sisters, and girls can signify that the girls were a family, but they were around different age groups. Whereas, the words villagers and field suggests their particular background or residence. Those two terms may suggest the girls stay in a village surrounded by land (field).
When the reporter stated the girls were raped, it may indicate they wasn’t protected. If they were protected, rape would not be committed every 22 minutes in India.
However, the women were portrayed to be activist. The term activists implies that some of the women and men were rebellious. The woman fought for what they believed in. The women that were being assaulted was not able to have a voice of their own. The reporter stated that the women had to stay quiet about the sexual assaults that took place. The women had no one that they could go to for support besides their immediate family. Also from analyzing this article, one may conclude that the women are making a change. “India tightened its anti- rape laws last year, making gang rape punishable by the death penalty. The new law came after nationwide protest over fatal gang rape of a moving bus in New Delhi.
However, the picture that was attached to the article speaks volume. The picture illustrates Indian women that is protesting. From viewing the picture, one may conclude that they are doing some form of chanting. One may conclude the women are middle class citizens. They are fighting for something they strongly believe in.
In essence this article suggest that the girls and the women had different identities.