Intolerance to anyone perceived as the 'other' is growing by the day in our country. Are we really a 'fit nation' in these terms, if our emotional and metal fitness is questionable?
'They' need to do something for reducing violence against women, but what about 'us'? What about the mindsets that perpetuate the covert rape culture that feeds into overt violence?
In April 2018, an 18 year old girl accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar of rape. Since then, her family has suffered a horrific series of mishaps, that have been alleged to be a conspiracy to destroy them.
"She must have asked for it" is a common statement made when women face abuse; worse when it happens online, isolating them by cutting off their online support too.
But, nature did not. The wails and the cries of the grieving mothers affected her. A change started soon after that. All the houses started birthing boys henceforth.
Fans of Deepika Padukone are holding her accountable with the trending #NotMyDeepika over a rumour that she might be working with Luv Ranjan. Maybe men who run Bollywood should be held similarly accountable, for some real change?
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