News that a top police chief in India, Ranjit Sinha, director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) - India's equivalent of the United States' FBI said: "If you can't prevent rape, you might as well enjoy it" has caused shock-waves and calls for him to resign.
His remarks sparked anger and many calls across India for his resignation.
Mr Sinha later apologized but is it too little and too late?
In late 2012 people around the world were shocked by several rape cases in India. One which was highly publicized led to protests on the Indian subcontinent. The fatal gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in New Delhi was shocking and highlighted that parts of India had a huge problem with violent rape.
India also had a problem with police corruption.
Mr Sinha's words show, yet again, that some men have no idea what rape is about. Well to put that matter straight it is about power and control. It can include violence and brutality but it is not playful, fun sex.
Mr Sinha is not the first man to put his foot where his mouth should be when speaking about rape.
In August 2012 GOP Todd Atkin was asked by an interviewer if "there were any circumstances in which he would support a woman's decision to have an abortion." A reasonable question to put to a hard-line extreme-right politician who sees the World in black and white, whereas we all know it is many shades of grey, and we are not referring to the sex books.
Well it seems that he believes it is "really rare" for a woman who is raped to get pregnant. How come, I hear you ask? Well according to Todd "It seems to me first of all from what I understand from doctors that's really rare. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Two months later GOP hopeful Richard Mourdock disagreed, in that he believes rape can lead to pregnancy but when it does it should be viewed as a "gift from god".
Mourdock said "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realise life is that gift from God. "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that's something God intended to happen."
During the 2012 US election Rick Santorum [Unlink] was another GOP hopeful putting his foot where his mouth should be when it came to abortion and rape.
The conclusion is that before we condemn the Indian Police Chief perhaps Americans should look closer to home. Seems male stupidity knows no borders.
In Mr Sinha's defense he claims his remarks were taken out of context when he said ""Do we have the enforcement?" at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday about whether sports betting should be legalised."It is very easy to say that if you can't enforce it, it's like saying if you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it."