I believe that the rape and broadly violence among women by strangers -- contrasted with violence by familiar parties -- also has a lot to do with the changing role of women in Indian society. As women are becoming rightfully more independent and empowered especially among the middle class, there is a greater friction with those men who feel this is in contravention of the 'traditional' role and position of women (at home, servile). However, this also means that the problem is complex and needs broad social change. It also puts pressure on our work to empower women economically and socially. It is frustrating to consider this. How does one even begin?