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2 More Horrific Gang Rapes: Why Rage Against Women Is Boiling Over in India

Like the accused witches of Europe, women in India have become scapegoats.

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India’s emergence as a developed nation depends on raising the status of women. That transformation is going to happen one way or another. The question is, how many women must die in the process?

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.