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The Pinjra Tod campaign is here to question the sexist rules of girls hostel.The rules that work perfectly to perpetuate the patriarchal structure.
The ‘Pinjra Tod’ campaign is here to question the sexist rules of girls hostel.The rules that work perfectly to perpetuate the patriarchal structure of which girls were born.
It’s 8’o clock in the evening, you’ve 16 missed calls from mum, and as soon you enter the gates, you hear the words ‘aawara’, ‘zamana’ and ‘kharaab’ in quick succession, and you feel the blood leaving your face. It’s that scary!
And, now you’re in a big city where everyone seems to be well-educated, well-experienced and well-versed in the science which miraculously defines the conduct of a young woman. And, you again hear the words, ‘aawara’, ‘zamana’ ‘kharaab’ followed by ‘safety’, ‘security’ and ‘responsibility’, and you feel it again. But, this time it’s terrifying. Because the demon you escaped from for a better education has followed you again, this time with a lock and key.
Hostel curfews, either done in the name of safety or moral conduct, violates your basic rights as a human being for freedom in a society. Pinjra Tod is a project, which questions this ‘captivity’ through this video.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Are we so swayed by star power and the 'entertainment' quotient of cinema that satisfies our carnal instincts that we choose to ignore our own subconscious mind which always knows what is right and what is wrong?
Trigger Warning: This has graphic descriptions of violence and may be triggering to survivors and victims of violence.
Do you remember your first exposure to an extremely violent act or the aftermath of a violent act?
I am pretty sure for most of us it would be through cinema. But I remember very vividly my first exposure to aftermath of an unbelievably grotesque violent act in real life. It was as a student at a Dental College and Hospital.
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