Disorders and Treatment
- Mental Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Borderline Personality
- Mental Health Diagnosis
- Mental Health Treatments
- Alternative Meds
- Case Studies
Imagine yourself walking down a street in New Delhi and suddenly hearing a woman screaming from inside a white van with black-out windows. Do you stop and try to help or just ignore it?
In a shocking new video posted on Youtube, numerous men simply walked past the van or even stopped to listen before moving on. Only a small minority of the men in the video are actually seen trying to help. One older man actually struck the van with his walking stick while another man attempted to enter the van to help the woman inside.
Except that there was no woman in the van, just a tape recorder. The cries for help had been recorded as part of a social experiment conducted by Indian activist group YesNoMaybe to call attention to the rape culture pervading much of India's society. Though numerous high-profile rapes have been reported in the media, including the horrendous gang-rape and hanging of two young girls recently, the video highlights the sense of apathy that still surrounds sexual violence towards women.
To read more, check out my new Psychology Today post.
The information provided on the PsyWeb.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. This information is solely for informational and educational purposes. The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Neither the owners or employees of PsyWeb.com nor the author(s) of site content take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading this site. Always speak with your primary health care provider before engaging in any form of self treatment. Please see our Legal Statement for further information.