Skimpily dressed is an excuse. Even women in burqa are raped. And recently there have been cases when teens have raped even 80+ old women who are grannies!
It's all about power and control for them. Violence, deviant behaviour and forcing/overpowering women makes them feel more "manly" and good.
Given so many incidences of rapes, they think it is common occurence and that it would go unreported or they won't be discovered.
Even these Delhi gang rape perpetrators had shamelessly said they did not know it would escalate to this!
They think woman will cry or die and they'd go scot free.
Mumbai ones had "successfully" raped many poor women and never got caught so they decided to pounce upon that journalist too.
Deviance gives a certain kick to those who indulge in it. They feel great that they hoodwinked the system and showed a middle finger to society and so called law. And their thinking is, as Anupam Kher said in Special 26, "Yaar koi bada haath maarte hain".
Males are very casual about rape. No wonder many of them said in a recent survey that they had raped out of boredom/for fun, to release stress or because they felt they had right to have sex with any female whenever they wanted. The animal instinct is always there even if we pretend to be superior as humans! They know they are physically stronger and can overpower a female, so they'll do it, giving in to their instinct!
For many of them forcing themselves upon a woman is as easy and routine as say, watching TV or having a drink.
Frankly, when these discussions and reportage of rape cases takes place, people get intrigued. And they do not feel scared or disgusted, rather the perverts feel there are many like them and they are not alone and they feel more eager to "try" committing one rape themselves.
Reportage and debate about crime does not just inform people. It also serves as an observation/learning tool for others who are attracted by idea of violence/crime.
Incidents of rapes, acid attacks and honour killings have only increased since the media coverage around them increased.
As people debate about Mumbai/Delhi here, a 2 year old has been gangraped in Ludhiana and a 4 year old was raped by a neighbour and her rectum was pulled out - she was thrown in a well and her rectum was hung outside the well. Her rotting body was found few days later (this is also some village in Punjab).
Nothing has stopped. It is only worsening and rising.
Rather the mothers of the accused in Mumbai and Delhi rape cases are shouting to media that their sons are innocent and could never do "such" a thing.
Blame the blind mothers also who keep batting for their kid till the end. As if pampering them rotten earlier and overlooking their bad habits was not enough earlier.