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Jyoti Singh Pandey

Lots of commentary on the India gang rape case has floated past my computer screens. Even calling it the “India gang rape case” has an eerie, dehumanizing tone to it.

Then I came across this article http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/father-india-rape-victim-identifies-daughter-article-1.1234227  and realized it was the first time I read aloud or saw in print her name.

Her name is Jyoti Singh Pandey.

Learning her name jolted me back to this past December, when the name Kasandra Michelle Perkins was brought to my attention from The Crunk Feminist Collective. https://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/remember-their-names-in-memory-of-kasandra-cherica-others/

I’m sure that this name has not made international headlines, but I urge everyone to read more on the importance of naming female victims of violence and learn their names.

Categories: Other, Sexual Violence