Blame Anything But Rapists

The Haryana district of India has recently seen an upsurge of rapes, many of them gang rapes, many of Dalits. While truly horrific (and—trigger warning—there is some pretty horrific stuff in this article), the violence is apparently not quite horrific enough to elicit anything but nonsense from the local government, who have blamed false reporting due to “fake rape conspiracy”, unabashed public hand-holding, and female sexual desire itself for the rise in incidence of rape. The absolute best (worst), though? Diet:

One councilmen[sic] explains “To my understanding, consumption of fast food contributes to such incidents. Chow mein leads to hormonal imbalance evoking an urge to indulge in such acts.”