I happen to hold that rape is worse than murder. Forcing someone, coercing, is always immoral. Murder is almost the ultimate coercion.

I agree with the line of William Money (played by Clint Eastwood) in the movie Unforgiven, “It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.” Rape is just about the same, except the victim lives with it.

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Electronic messages cited in a Delhi police report tell the story of a spirited young woman who effectively lost her job because she wouldn’t let her boss grope her. 

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You’re on a business trip, seated beside your boss on the plane. Your boss passes you a note that reads:

I dreamt last night that I did the preliminaries of making love to you, but woke up at the critical moment.

How would you respond? How comfortable would you feel sitting there for hours, trapped?

A female employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) says that Rajendra Pachauri, its most senior official, handed her a hand-written note that said exactly this when they were on a plane together in June 2014. It is now in the possession of the Delhi police.

An online Indian news source has published a collection of electronic messages allegedly sent by Pachauri…

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