Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Question # 216

Bystander Apathy is a phenomenon of disputed existence where individuals are less likely to offer help in an emergency situation, if other people are present. Bole toh, the more the number of onlookers, the less likely anybody would offer help.

This gained recognition after the famous Kitty Genovese rape and murder in 1964 when a serial rapist and murderer stabbed Kitty over half an hour in the presence of many witnesses, each one of them doing jack shit about it.

Which comic book character decided to become a vigilante after reading about this event (which actually happened by the way) in the papers? He made his characteristic mask from a dress Kitty ordered (this didn't happen in reality).



Question by AT

6 comments:

  1. AT, I remem u askin me this when we were busy gettin stoned in ur room.....and btw i loved that line...
    "None of you seem to understand, I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me!"

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  2. Rorschach from the Watchmen comic series

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  3. rorschach....... bk

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  4. rorschach, aka walter kovacs

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  5. i am genuinely proud of you all.
    and i love that line too :-]

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