Rape? It’s your fault, women: Sarcastic video on victim-blaming goes viral

Posted: September 23, 2013 in कटाक्ष, Current Affairs
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Chances are you’ve already seen, liked and shared this video, which has gone viral on various social networking platforms in the past few days.

From suggesting that the rape victim should have dressed appropriately to blaming a woman’s ‘stars’, numerous bizarre reasons have been cited to justify rape. Some even blamed chowmein and mobile phones.

At a time when the country is in the grip of what seems like a rape epidemic, with people venting their anger through different media, a comedy podcast ‘All India Bak****‘ has come up with a different answer.

The AIB, brainchild of comedians Tanmay Bhat, Rohan Joshi, Ashish Shakya and Gursimran Khamba, have launched a satirical video – It’s your fault.

The satirical video has been targeted at the stereotypical social mindset that blames the victim for molestation and sexual assault, and sees Kalki and Juhi repeatedly telling women viewers how every such attack is ‘their fault’. It deals with topics like the clothes women wear to invite assault and marital rape. Said Juhi, “We knew when we were shooting the video that it would get a lot of reactions. Eyebrows would be raised and there would be a lot of discussion. We’ve all had these discussions in our social groups and have all felt angry and frustrated at these statements that have made headlines.

The clip stars a very cheerful Kalki Koechlin and VJ Juhi Pande, talking to the camera (and through it, to Indian women), about how rape is always the victim’s fault.

Kalki, in the video, explains to women that they can avoid rape if they address their rapists as ‘bhaiya‘ (We have godmen to thank for this).

They also make women aware of the ‘right’ dress code (It’s your lucky day, girls).

The video ends with a series of women speaking to the camera and acknowledging one fact – “It’s my fault.”

  1. Loved this video. Do visit my blog where I talk about issues of sexual violence against women http://whataboutourvoice.wordpress.com/

    • manish says:

      Your blog is really inspiring ….will definitely love to share few of your posts on JANTA ROCKS. JANTA ROCKS is simply a platform where we are trying to bring different subjects under mass attention like corruption, education system, violence against women, awareness etc.

      • Thanks so much for your vote of confidence. I’d love you to share my posts, we have similar ideals on how things should be and the more voices the better. Appreciate it 🙂

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