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“They Rape Us To Scar Our Souls”: But No More, As These Women Pledge To Fight Patriarchy

Posted on April 30, 2015 in Gender-Based Violence, Society, Taboos, Video

By Sanskriti Pandey:

Every seemingly ordinary act of hers reeks of subordination. She breathes in air that’s either heavy with male domination, or expectations of meek and controlled behaviour. She is a woman of the Indian society, and she refuses to be a victim any longer.

A huge 48.3% of this country constitutes the female population, and yet, many women are treated like slaves, sex objects, kitchen queens, or birth machines. Prescribed gender roles entail that a girl has got to play with dolls, grow older, and learn to serve others as part of her “responsibility”. To function within limits, to learn household work, and to kill ambitious dreams is part of the drill that others shape her life into. Old Delhi Films made a video with Delhi university students who speak boldly, plainly, and with conviction – urging women all over to fight themselves, their fears, their families and their society. They are not demanding freedom; they are taking it for themselves. Watch!

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