Rapper Sofia Ashraf Answers The Question Women Are Sick Of Hearing

Posted on October 25, 2016 in Sexism And Patriarchy, Video

By Saswati Chatterjee:

“Is there good news?”

This question sets off alarm bells for many young women, especially if it’s coming from your mother or eager female relatives. You might have got a great job, or a promotion; you might have got a great SAT score or you might just be having a good day in general, but guess what? That’s not good news. You can be a scientist, a high powered CEO, an amazing teacher, a great writer – but none of that matters unless there’s a ‘bun in the oven’. Know what I mean? You’re ‘expecting’. But expecting what? Oh, good news.

Because the woman’s all about her womb. Because all her personal or professional achievements take a backseat when she’s ‘expecting’. Because nothing matters more to a woman’s life than being a mother.

And rapper Sofia Ashraf explains this all too well.


This isn’t the first time Sofia Ashraf has spoken up about issues that affect Indian society. Watch her talk about using art for social change at Youth Ki Awaaz’s flagship event CONVERGE, in 2015. Register here to attend CONVERGE this year and avail your free pass.

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