By: Meghna Malik
Barely a month after the first ‘bad girl’ meme went viral on the internet, another ‘bad girl’ chart is doing the rounds on social media. The chart comes shortly after Leslee Udwin’s controversial documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’, which is based on the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student in December 2012. This documentary has been banned by the government of India.
Titled ‘Ek Buri Ladki – Rapist Ki Nazar se‘, this satirical chart shows 12 illustrations that depict the qualities of a bad girl, according to a rapist. Going by the chart, in the eyes of a rapist, a girl is a ‘bad girl’ if she roams around after 9 PM, fights the rapist or goes out with boys.
The chart further reads that a girl who talks in English, goes to a pub or files an FIR against the rapist is also a bad girl.
Take a look at the chart here:
Just last month, a ‘bad girl’ poster meme titled ‘Ek Buri Ladki’ went viral on the internet. The poster showcased 12 illustrations that depicted the qualities of a bad Indian girl. Choosing things that men in India could get away with, but women would be judged for, the poster threw light on the absurdity of some ideas behind the perception of ‘bad girls’ in India.
See the chart below:
The poster was created by four students namely Roshan Shakeel, Sparsh Saxena, Jaiwant Pradhan and Stuti Kothari of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, as a part of a school project.