A 17-year-old woman—the victim of a gang rape—committed suicide on Thursday after police refused to make an arrest, pressuring her to drop her case and marry one of her attackers instead.

Meanwhile: brain damage, lung and abdomen infections, cardiac arrest, and three abdominal surgeries resulting in the partial loss of her intestines—that's the current rundown of injuries sustained by the 23-year-old New Delhi student who was raped and beaten with an iron bar by six men on a bus earlier this month. That woman is still fighting for her life.

But I'm sure some wise (male) Slog commenter will explain to me how these women could've avoided their brutal gang rapes or, better yet, what they did to provoke these men into gang raping them.