Female US sailor beats the cr*p out of Dubai bus driver who tries to rape her

A 28 year old female US sailor beat the bejeesus out of a bus driver in Dubai after he pulled a knife on her and announced he was going to rape her.

I’m not entirely comfortable giving a “you go girl!” to a rape story, but damn – it’s nice to see one of these guys finally get their comeuppance. I’m surprised she didn’t kill him.

Basically, she got on the bus after shopping, he drove to a bus terminal, pulled a knife on her, and told her he was going to rape her.

What the bus driver sadly didn’t realize is that the female sailor has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.

She beat the cr*p out of him.

WWII "We can do it!" poster via Wikipedia.

WWII “We can do it!” poster via Wikipedia.

The driver is from Pakistan, presumably a guest worker (there are lots in Dubai).  Which got me thinking of all the recent rape stories from India, which is right next door to Pakistan.  Especially horrific is the recent story of the rape of a 5 year old girl.

Indian authorities are notoriously lax on prosecuting rapes against women, and typically belittle the women rather than go after the rapists.  But with an international uproar of condemnation following some recent high profile rapes, that were blown off by the cops – and included some incredibly dismissive comments from top Indian officials – on the case of the 5 year old, at least, there’s been progress in arresting suspects.

The other truly horrific recent rape was of a woman, again on a bus, with a male friend, who was attacked by six men who brutally attacked her and raped her for over an hour. She subsequently died.

The woman and a male friend, who have not been identified, were traveling in a public bus in the Indian capital, New Delhi, after watching a film on the evening of Dec. 16 when they were attacked by six men who raped her. They also beat the couple and inserted an iron rod into her body resulting in severe organ damage. Both of them were then stripped and thrown off the bus, according to police.

Indian police have arrested six people in connection with the attack, which left the victim with severe internal injuries, a lung infection and brain damage. She also suffered from a heart attack while in hospital in India.

There were mass protests following the brutal attack. In response, Indian Prime Minister Singh made some vague comments, but refused to publicly address the actual rape itself.  India’s Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde equated the protesters with Maoist rebels.  And the President’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee criticized the women protesting as well.

Maybe we can send the sailor over to India to deal with the men running that country next.


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