Nothing I had seen in my travels around the world as a documentary film maker even remotely compared to the scale of routine injustice in the practice of female gendercide.
We met courageous activists in India willing to share their first-hand experience with gendercide, yet frustrated with the lack of support and awareness. We spoke with doctors and government officials…
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Posted by Rita Banerji on October 5, 2012
“But what about the collected Karma after all this killing?”
This is what a friend, who is Swiss, had asked me in 2006, when I told him that in less than 3 generations India had, systematically, without blinking an eyelid, exterminated at least 50 million women from its population, killing them at every stage of life.
Not surprisingly, that is one of the questions I’m frequently asked as founder of The 50 Million Missing Campaign, a global online lobby to raise awareness about India’s female genocide. After all isn’t India the land of religion and spirituality, and isn’t Karma a big part of the Hindu philosophy — this idea that whatever you do, comes back to you in one way or another?
The answer to this question I put into an article “The Schizophrenia of Moral Systems” I had written for the Word Worth Magazine (Vol 6, No.10, Oct 2006).
To read the article click here (and then click on ‘Columns’)
Posted by Rita Banerji on August 13, 2012
For the last 10 years, I have been researching, writing and working through my online campaign, The 50 Million Missing, to raise awareness about India’s ongoing female genocide. More than 50 million women have been eliminated from India, subjected to every form of violence, at every stage of life. (See this video)
I realize that many people don’t know! That’s why we have this campaign. And when they find out many are very supportive.
But I find, the biggest resistance in the west are are women’s and human rights groups, people who have some awareness about what’s going on, and who turn and look away even when I provide them with the information.
Posted by Rita Banerji on July 3, 2012
I recently published an article in the Gender Forum Journal, the title of which is “Why Kali Won’t Rage.” Kali (in the poster above) is one of the most powerful Indian goddesses. She is the female prototype of power, who famously battled violent men and refused to submit to their advances passively. In fact she’d defeat these men, kill them and wear their skulls in a victory garland as a sign of her absolute refusal to succumb. Where is Kali today among the Indian women? Below I briefly explain what this article is about. (more…)
Posted by Rita Banerji on July 1, 2012
Baby Falak is finally dead after a long battle for her life in a hospital in New Delhi. India obsessing with its annual budget and cricket, was too busy to mourn this little girl. But then thousands of little girls are battered to death by their families in India every year. And baby Falak was just another one of them.
How low does India’s unchecked misogyny strike — the misogyny that so does not want women in its household? The misogyny that is so fixated on a narcissistic, obsession with male progeny and masculine lineage that it has killed more than 50 million women in 3 generations. Well it aborts millions of girl fetuses and murders thousands of women — using, dowry, ‘witchery’, ‘honor’ and widowhood as excuses! Yes! YES! EXCUSES! And it does not even spare little girls!!
Between 1985-2005, a study revealed, that there were 1.8 million little girls between birth and the age of 6 years, who like Falak, had been battered to death by their families. The research came to the conclusion (more…)
Posted by Rita Banerji on March 17, 2012