First episode of Feminist Rani saw the presence of ace standup comic Aditi Mittal and award-winning investigative journalist and political writer Rana Ayyub.
We need to realize this for ourselves if we want to put our bodies through the pain and discomfort, or if we want to take this up as an important gender issue.
We have always been bestowed with roles of subordination and subservience. Our uterus weighed us down. Our fertility has been controlled, guided and pronounced by men.
We have been told that men’s chests are not as attractive as a woman’s breasts. It’s a form of socialization that is now so old that it has been coded in our genes.
Women’s bodies have always been subject to control by men’s desires and fantasies, all through history. They establish such control through popular media and advertising.
We have no authority to take moral high ground and look down upon these women or say that deserve the treatment or even be indifferent. If as a society, we are unable to accept such deviance, we must remind ourselves that these women are also a product of the same society and it is the perfect imbalance of power that caused them to end up the way they did. We, as a society have failed.
Wouldn’t it be even better to invest in a brand solely dedicated to women? We are the larger consumer body, after all.
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She still had the strength to stand up, fight back, and challenge the structures of the system.