I so admire the courage and conviction of this young journalist to take a stand against such a big establishment! I hope she knows she's the start of a real feminist revolution in India, one where women recognize the integrity of their bodies that no one, not even a pony-tailed, left-leaning, radically liberal feminist man can violate! Shame to the Indian feminists who've stayed silent or failed to show unconditional outrage and support for this woman. But like it or not, the feminist revolution in India is finally here!
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Recently there was a campaign in India about domestic violence that used glamorized images of goddesses like the image below. But most battered women don’t look like this! In India where women are attacked with acid, fire and brutalized in various ways they end up looking more like the woman below with her face scarred, distorted, made non-human almost. So why weren’t these “battered goddesses” made to look like her which would be a more accurate portrayal of domestic violence? In an article on the Huffington Post I argue that this campaign is actually misogynistic, and shies away from addressing domestic violence or holding men accountable. Click here for the article ‘Why India’s Abused Goddess Ads Have it All Wrong.’
Why don’t the “battered goddess” portray the reality of violence on women in India which is more like this?
The images used in the actual campaign
Posted by Rita Banerji on October 22, 2013