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It is high time that we stop victim blaming, understand the nuances of ongoing consent and end rape culture!
She is not a victim!
Though she is self-loathing, self-blaming,
Screaming in silence with scars and blisters,
She is no less now, than what she earlier was.
Rather HE is a victim of his inner demons..
Of vile thoughts, of violence, of heightened narcissism
He apathetically behaved in a socially forbidden way,
committing a heinous, horrendous offence.
He intimidated her with his futile masculinity,
Asserting control, strength and toxic dominance.
For his one titillating, aggressive moment,
He mocked her dissent and enforced entitlement.
Motive? Demean, humiliate, degrade,
Or to give her a lifetime of trauma and social detachment?
Its not about her provocative dress, courageous mistakes or forbidden choices,
It’s about his fear, foul intent and twitchy insecurities.
Its about time to rethink sexual abuse,
Its time to accuse only the accused!
HE touched her without her consent.
Why it’s HER who society should resent?
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I wanted to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting 'win' moments.
My daughter turned eight years old in January, and among the various gifts she received from friends and family was an absolutely beautiful personal journal for self-growth. A few days ago, she was exploring the pages when she found a section for writing a letter to her future self. She found this intriguing and began jotting down her thoughts animatedly.
My curiosity piqued and she could sense it immediately. She assured me that she would show me the letter soon, and lo behold, she kept her word.
I glanced at her words, expecting to see a mention of her parents in the first sentence. But, to my utter delight, the first thing she had written about was her AMBITION. Yes, the caps here are intentional because I want to scream with excitement that my daughter chose to write about her ambition and aspirations over everything else first. To me, this was one of those parenting ‘win’ moments.
Uorfi Javed has been making waves through social media, and is often the target of trolls. So who and what exactly is this intriguing young woman?
Uorfi Javed (no relation to Javed Akhtar) is a name that crops up in my news feeds every now and again. It is usually because she got trolled for being in some or other ‘daring’ outfit and then posting those images on social media. If I were asked, I would not be able to name a single other reason why she is famous. I am told that she is an actor but I would have no frankly no clue about her body of work (pun wholly unintended).
So is Urfi Javed (or Uorfi Javed as she prefers) famous only for being famous? How does she impact the cause of feminism by permitting herself to be objectified, trolled, reviled?
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