In the light of the recent mudslinging and allegations of molestation against TVF founder Arunabh Kumar, the issue of safety of women has again come to the fore. As much as India as a democracy has guaranteed equality of all, gender disparities are too evident to go unnoticed in the society — be it at workplace, public spaces and even at homes. Which is why, this girl’s poem highlighting the implicit gender discrimination touches a raw nerve. Titled ‘A brown girl’s guide to gender’ by Aranya Johar, the short two-minute poem covers the most vital of women’s perpetual fights — of being asked to ‘cover up’ to not seem like they are ‘asking for it’, to quicken their paces if they are out after 8:30 in the night, how they are made to believe ‘men’s privilege will save theirs’ and much more.
By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 15, 2017 12:25 pm
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