Women Attack India Bar Over 'Rapist' Cocktail
Women from the Nationalist Congress Party order protests
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2013 8:17 AM CST
A cocktail has made a lot of people angry.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Rape is sort of a touchy subject in India right now, so promoting a new cocktail named "Balatkari" (meaning "rapist") probably isn't a great idea. But a Mumbai bar called Bonobo did it anyway, sparking a fierce protest from a group of women from India's Nationalist Congress Party. The women stormed the bar, ripped up its menus, and even attacked a bartender, the Independent reports. "It is shameful to know that some people do not consider rape as a heinous crime," one protester said. (Click for the latest on the gang-rape case rocking the country.)

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jr_sanford
Jan 4, 2013 1:54 PM CST
The fact that they used "rape is sort of a 'touchy' subject" appalls me. Is that a Freudian slip? Couldn't they say "rape is a sensitive subject..." To remove "Touch" from the subject. I'd be willing to wager that some rape victims winced when reading that sentence.
GeorgeWells
Jan 4, 2013 11:41 AM CST
In White countries you can get the kind of change you want by using the R word. Wonder hoe that would work in a non-white country. Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White Countries for Everybody Annihilation by Assimilation Every white country on earth is supposed to become multicultural and multiracial. EVERY white country is expected to end its own race and end its own culture. No one asks that of ANY non-white country. The Netherlands is more crowded than Japan, Belgium is more crowded than Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACE problem by bringing in millions of third-worlders and assimilating and intermarrying with them. Everybody says the final solution to the RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to bring in the third world and assimilate with them. Immigration, tolerance, and especially assimilation are being used against the white race. All this immigration and intermarriage is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries. Anti-white is called anti-racist, but it leads to the disappearance of one race and only one race, the white race. The real aim of anti-racism is to wipe out the white race or make it a minority anywhere it exists. It is genocide.
HuggyBoy
Jan 4, 2013 11:13 AM CST
That the bar is named Bonobo makes this story grimly ironic in several ways. Bonobos are great apes and the closest extant relatives of humans. Females have a higher status in Bonobo society, which is considered matriarchal, and aggressive encounters between males and females are rare. They possess a variety of virtues, among them kindness, empathy, and sensitivity. So the name of the cocktail is totally incompatible with the name of the bar.