Yet gender violence is global - a problem in New York as well as New Delhi - and much American reporting about rape in India lacks context, relies on racist stereotypes about Indian men and ignores the fact that Indian feminists have been fighting gender-based violence for centuries.I'm back in Delhi as a graduate student, and I'm once against searching for romance.
Questions of gender and culture remain at the front of my mind.
I'm based at a university with students from all over India, from every cultural, socioeconomic and religious background, which means we have many different assumptions about gender, sexuality and consent. But it also makes every new friendship and conversation an incredible chance to learn from and love people I would never have met. The man who drove me drunk, too fast, on his motorcycle, who wouldn't stop even as I pleaded.